This Time, Sadly, It’s True: Joe Paterno Has Died

January 22, 2012 at 11:23 am 12 comments

The Penn State Football site on Twitter  has tweeted the news so many of us were hoping not to hear:

“With great sadness we mourn the passing of Coach Joe Paterno…Few have done more.”

The Associated Press is reporting the news as well and includes a statement from the family.

Sad news. Incomprehensible, even. There will never be another one like Joe.

Tina Hay, editor

Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

For All Who Love Joe Paterno, an Anxious Night The Paterno Family’s Statement

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  January 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Very sad.

  • 2. Stephanie  |  January 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

    That picture at the top is absolutely perfect. So blessed to have gone to his school.

  • 3. Karen  |  January 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I am so proud that all three of my daughters attend or have attended this school and experienced the morals and values of such a fine man as Joe Paterno.

  • 4. Scott Cleveland  |  January 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    God speed coach, rest in peace.

  • 5. Lauren  |  January 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    well said, Tina.

  • 6. Anonymous  |  January 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Not withstanding its woefully inept administration and Trustees, Coach Paterno’s legacy — both emotionally and physically — will be among the proudest recollections of my time at Penn State.

  • 7. Jason McGarvey  |  January 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    If the last issue was a reflection on our darkest days as PSU alumni, I hope the next issue can be a reflection on the positive impact Paterno had beyond football and the university. Keep up the great work.

  • 8. Anonymous  |  January 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    to quote a statement from JoPa that I have on an afgan..
    “They ask what I’d like written about me when I’m gone..I hope they write.. I made Penn State a better place not that I was just a good football coach. Rest in peace Joe and our thoughts and prayers are with the family

  • 9. Shawn  |  January 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Love you Joe!

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