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BTN Live: Reaction to Penn State's 112 wins being restored

Former Penn State offensive lineman A.Q. Shipley appeaedr on BTN Live Friday and touched on the current development with the state of the Penn State football program. See the full video in this post.

Update: Penn State gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

Update: Penn State’s football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history. The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school weeks before a scheduled trial on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it will replace. The new deal also directs a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania and resolves that lawsuit. Read more in our Penn State football section. The BTN Blast with @TaylorRooks gives details of the NCAA settlement w/ Penn

Dienhart: Now is not the time for a Paterno statue

When I first saw reports of a private plan for a Joe Paterno statue in downtown State College, Pa., I instantly thought of the cult of personality. Make no mistake about it: The power of Penn State’s former football coach remains large, engulfing a school, a city, a state and a region, if not the entire country. That’s what happens when you’re head coach of a program for 45 years and win more than 400 games along with two national championships. The JoePa legend grows warmer, fuzzier and bigger with all of the good deeds performed over the years. His

Did You See This? Joe Paterno July 4 cloud

Before the annual July 4 fireworks Thursday in Happy Valley, an eerily familiar looking cloud emerged. Like, a cloud that resembled the school’s late football coach Joe Paterno. Seriously. Check out the picture sent to Paterno’s son, Jay, in this post. [ MORE: Why was Mark Wahlberg at Michigan practice? ] This pic was taken at Sunset before July 4 Fireworks in Happy Valley & was sent to me. — Jay Paterno (@JayPaterno) July 6, 2013 You see Paterno, too, don’t you? Crazy stuff, no doubt.

Dienhart: Thoughts on Paterno family lawsuit

Well, the Paterno family is suing the NCAA. We all knew this day was coming, right? As if you needed more evidence, the lawsuit illustrates the deep divide and chasm in Happy Valley—so says Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. This isn’t good for Penn State. But, the Paterno family seemingly doesn’t care. It’s all about trying—and I emphasize the word “trying”—to save Joe Paterno’s name. (Egos can be a powerful and dangerous thing. I’m just sayin’.) But, honestly, isn’t it too late to save the once-glorious Paterno name? Yes, in my mind, it’s too late. Whether you a gree or

'A Memorial for Joe' to re-air at 7 a.m. ET Tuesday

BTN will re-air Joe Paterno’s public memorial service, “A Memorial for Joe,” at 7 a.m. ET Tuesday. The event, which aired live on BTN last Thursday from a packed Bryce Jordan Center, featured videos of Paterno throughout his legendary Penn State career and 13 speakers. The entire memorial is about 2 hours and 45 minutes, so plan accordingly if using a DVR. Regardless of what program your provider lists at 7 a.m. Tuesday, rest assure the memorial will air. Remember, you can also watch the full memorial here, any time, any day. Watch Jay Paterno’s speech now and catch other

Watch Jay Paterno's Memorial Speech

Many of you have watched Jay Paterno’s moving speech from the memorial for his father, Joe Paterno. We post it here again because some of you said you missed it. All of our coverage from the Jan. 26 memorial service can be found on this memorial service archive page, which includes Jay Paterno’s speech as well as most of the speeches from the various participants. Also, you can watch the entire service again on the Big Ten Digital Network. Also, in answer to several questions, BTN televised “A Memorial for Joe” live at 2 p.m. on that day and re-aired

Clark, Carter speak about Paterno

BTN’s Mike Hall covered Thursday’s memorial service on the Penn State campus and spoke with several people after the event, including former quarterback Daryll Clark and running back Ki-Jana Carter and Penn State radio announcer Steve Jones. Watch each interview in this post, and look back at the entire event in our recap post with more video of each speech. Watch the interview with Clark below. Watch the interview with Carter below. Watch the interview with Jones below.

Watch Special Paterno Video Tributes

There were many tributes to the late Joe Paterno on Thursday, and we’ve posted many of the remarks from speakers here. But here we’ve posted the special video tribute that played on the large screen at the memorial held on the Penn State campus. It includes some wonderful archival footage of Paterno both on and off the field. We’ve also added a few other video montages from the service in the post below. Also, here is a short video feature with music that was shown near the start of the memorial. And here’s a third video montage from the memorial