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Joe Paterno, 1926-2012

Jan 22, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

Legendary Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno has died.

Multiple reports surfaced on Saturday morning that former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno had taken a turn for the worse in his battle with lung cancer. There were even some reports in the evening that suggested his passing, in spite of his family’s denials. Those reports were eventually retracted.

Sadly, we now know that the coach is no longer with us. He was 85 years old.

For now, we link you to our friend Kevin McGuire’s thoughts on how he will remember Paterno