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Joe Paterno dead at 85

Joe Paterno dead at 85

Andrea Zanaglio, News Editor

January 22, 2012

Following erroneous reports of his death last evening, former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, nicknamed "Joe Pa," passed away earlier this morning. Paterno, 85, was battling lung cancer. His death comes just months after his firing from Penn State in the wake of a sex scandal. Penn State Univ...

False reports that Joe Paterno has died spread across web, social networks

False reports that Joe Paterno has died spread across web, social networks

Andrea Zanaglio, News Editor

January 21, 2012

Following reports earlier this evening that former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, 85, was in serious condition, CBS Sports' Eye on College Football" blog and "Onward State," a student-run media organization run by Penn State students, reported around 8:45 p.m. that Paterno had died . However,...