Joe Paterno Officially Out at Penn State Next Season

Penn State football coaching legend Joe Paterno, caught up in a sexual abuse scandal involving one of his assistants, will officially announce his retirement after this season on Wednesday, "according to a person familiar with the decision" cited by the Associated Press. Genaro C. Armas writes:

Paterno decided to retire at age 84, in the middle of his 46th season with the Nittany Lions. He won 409 games, a record for major college football, but now, the grandfatherly coach known as "Joe Pa," who had painstakingly burnished a reputation for winning "the right way," leaves the only school he's ever coached in disgrace

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