In honor of the former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, the Nittany Lions’ hockey team will be sporting “409” helmet stickers tonight in their games against Michigan State.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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 video in this post.
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.
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.
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.
From Jay Paterno’s moving tribute to his father to the various speeches from across the Penn State football family, we’ve posted videos from BTN’s coverage of Thursday’s “A Memorial for Joe” held at Penn State. Thursday’s public memorial service for the late Penn State football coach was carried live on BTN, BTN2Go, and BTN.com. You can watch the entire event again on BTN2Go and on the Big Ten Digital Network.
Decked out in Penn State hats and jackets, students and townspeople stood in a line more than a quarter-mile long Tuesday to pay their respects to Joe Paterno, the coach who for nearly a half century was the face of their university. Mourners stood in a line along a main campus artery for the chance to file past Paterno’s closed casket at the campus spiritual center during a 10-hour public viewing session.
Thursday’s public memorial service for Joe Paterno will air live on BTN, BTN2Go, and BTN.com. “A Memorial For Joe” begins at 2 p.m. ET at the Bryce Jordan Center on campus. Also, BTN will re-air the service at 10 p.m. ET Thursday after the Ohio State-Indiana women’s basketball game. Find BTN on your TV system with our easy and free BTN ChannelFinder and learn more about BTN2Go as well as the accompanying iPhone/iPad app. Also, the event will be streamed free on this page. Simply go there Thursday afternoon and click on “Live Events.” For more information on this Penn State event, check out this informational page at GoPSUsports.com and at Penn State Live.
The family of Joe Paterno has completed the funeral arrangements for the legendary Penn State educator, coach and humanitarian, who passed away Sunday. Two public viewings will be held, as well as a public memorial, “A Memorial For Joe,” on the University Park campus.
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.
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.
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.
Find the full statement from the Paterno family on the passing of Joe Paterno that was released Sunday morning. Also, watch the video reaction now.
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.
With the death of Joe Paterno, we invite you to leave your respects for the former Penn State football coach via the comments box at the end of this post. BTN.com will display a sampling of the submissions. You can also leave your comments on the Big Ten Network’s Facebook page. Watch our video Remembering Joe Paterno now. Also, in this post, find Twitter reaction to Paterno’s death.