Joe Paterno's family has confirmed that the Penn State football coach dictated in December what was meant to be an opinion letter that was shown to a couple of former players. Paterno died of lung cancer in January without the letter being published.
Crediting him with building not just better athletes but better men, some 12,000 people paid tribute to Joe Paterno in a campus memorial service Thursday that exposed a strong undercurrent of anger over his firing.
Penn State football players past and present made a somber pilgrimage to the campus spiritual center Tuesday for Joe Paterno, attending a viewing for the coach who helped shape the university for more than a half century.
Joe Paterno, Division I's all-time winningest coach who was fired by Penn State in November, has experienced further complications from treatment from lung cancer and is in "serious" condition, a family spokesman said in a statement Saturday.