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Interviews: 'Remembering Joe Paterno'

Paterno: 400th career victory

Remembering Joe Paterno: Keith Jackson

In the wake of Joe Paterno’s death, BTN aired a special presentation Sunday night: “Remembering Joe Paterno.” The hour-long show featured our crew discussing Paterno’s life and legacy and included interviews with some of the people in the college football community who knew the all-time winningest coach best. Watch Dave Revsine’s interview with legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson now and see several other interviews, including ones with Bobby Bowden, Urban Meyer and many others, in this post.

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Photo Gallery: Penn State's Joe Paterno

Check out a collection of photos from University Park, Pa., where Penn State fans are mourning the death of former head football coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday. From memorials outside Beaver Stadium to Paterno’s residence, fans are honoring the game’s all-time winningest coach.

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Joe Paterno, 85, dies Sunday morning

Joe Paterno

Former PSU WR Kenny Jackson Remembers Joe Paterno

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who was battling lung cancer, died Sunday morning. He was 85. Mount Nittany Medical Center said the cause of death was a spreading lung cancer (read the AP story). The legendary Penn State coach and the all-time winningest college football coach was diagnosed with the cancer in November, days after getting ousted as head coach in the aftermath of the child sex abuse charges against former assistant Jerry Sandusky.

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Dienhart: Marking The Passing of a Legend

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno

The Legacy of Joe Paterno

Penn State, college football and the nation have lost an icon with the passing of Joe Paterno, who succumbed to a short battle with lung cancer. For almost the last 50 years, Paterno, 85, became the face of Penn State, if not the college football world. Prowling the sideline of Beaver Stadium in his pant legs rolled up exposing his white socks and sporting his famously thick, black glasses, Paterno would become the all-time winningest coach in major college history.

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Wisconsin's Ball receives Silver Football

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Silver Football - Montee Ball

During an early break in the Northwestern-Wisconsin men’s basketball game Wednesday night, Teddy Greenstein, of the Chicago Tribune, presented Badgers star running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball with the Silver Football, awarded annually to the Big Ten’s MVP. Ball is the eighth Badger to win the prestigious award, voted on by the league’s coaches, and the first since Ron Dayne (1999). The junior running back totaled 2,229 yards, including a nation’s best 1,923 on the ground, and a Big Ten record 39 touchdowns. Watch the entire presentation now.

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Dienhart: 5 Jump Early to NFL Draft

Illinois Fighting Illini defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus

Big Ten Blast: Jan. 18th Afternoon Update

College football players had until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday, April 26 and continues through Saturday, April 28 (get more info at NFL.com). The Big Ten saw five players (Illinois’ Whitney Mercilus, Iowa’s Riley Reiff, Michigan State’s Jerel Worthy and Edwin Baker and Wisconsin’s Peter Konz) opt for the pros, so here’s my quick look at each one along with some handy links.

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Who's headed to the NFL Combine?

The NFL Combine will run from Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis. It will be the chance for college players to work out and impress NFL executives in anticipation of the draft from April 26-28. The official list of Combine invitees has yet to be released by the NFL, but CBSSports.com has a list of 231 players who reportedly have received initial invites. This initial list includes seniors only and more players are expected to be invited in coming weeks.

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