Pennsylvania State University has selected Eric J. Barron, the leader of Florida State University, as its next president, more than two years after a child sexual- abuse scandal linked to the football team rocked the school.
Joe Paterno’s family filed an amended complaint in its case over penalties levied against Penn State University’s football program after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal and named the school as a defendant.
Joe Paterno died of lung cancer surrounded by family members yesterday, just over two months after he was fired as Pennsylvania State University’s football coach, ending a record-setting 46-year run in which he collected 409 wins and two national championships. He was 85.
Joe Paterno was told to shut up by the school he’s helped make a college football power. A day later, Paterno said he’s leaving as the record-setting coach at Penn State University and wished he had done more to stop a child-sex scandal involving one of his former assistants.
Penn State fired football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham B. Spanier four days after former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually assaulting boys in the school’s athletic complex.