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    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP)—Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. He was 85.

    His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death: “His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled.”

    “He died as he lived,” the statement said. “He fought hard until the end, ...
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    Wednesday night, an era ended.

    The Penn State University Board of Trustees banned legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno from coaching.

    “Joe Paterno is now longer the coach at the university,” said John Surma, vice president of the Board of Trustees. Surma is the CEO of U.S. Steel.

    Assistant coach Tom Bradley will coach the team Friday against Nebraska. Paterno was fired over the phone by ...
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    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP)—Penn State’s offense had a quick start, a fourth-quarter burst—and some harrowing moments in between.

    Luckily for coach Joe Paterno, the defense smothered Kent State and gave freshman quarterback Rob Bolden time to regroup.

    Bolden ran for his first career touchdown and threw for another, tailback Evan Royster also ran for a score and Stephfon Green settled the shaky offense with tough second-half runs in the 22nd-ranked Nittany ...
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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP)—The renewal of the Penn State-Alabama rivalry turned out to be more a show of force by Trent Richardson and the Crimson Tide than another classic matchup between storied programs.

    Richardson ran for 144 yards in place of injured Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, and the top-ranked Tide rolled to a 24-3 win over Joe Paterno and No. 18 Penn State on Saturday.

    With Ingram sidelined for the second straight game with a knee injury, ...

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa.(AP) Rob Bolden stood tall in the pocket, displayed a rocket arm and made some clutch throws - a promising debut for the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener in coach Joe Paterno’s 45 years on the sideline at Penn State.

    Bolden passed for 239 yards and two touchdowns, Chaz Powell tiptoed down the sideline on a 100-yard kickoff return to open the second half and the 19th-ranked Nittany Lions routed FCS school Youngstown State 44-14 on Saturday. ...
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    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Photo by Joe Hermitt, The Patriot-News); Sept. 1, 2010 - Penn State coach Joe Paterno has named true-freshman Robert Bolden (Orchard Lake, Mich.) as the Nittany Lions’ game one starter Saturday when Penn State takes on Youngstown State in a 12:00 p.m. kickoff at Beaver Stadium. Paterno expects multiple quarterbacks to see action in the game that will air live on the Big Ten Network.

    “Based on what we have seen to this point, Bolden has a slight ...

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