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Ethics November 15 - STATE COLLEGE Pa Joe Paternos head...

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno ’s head coaching career at Penn State began on Sept. 17, 1966 with a win over Maryland, and it ended Wednesday night, at the end of an extraordinary day, in the middle of an emotionally wrenching week, with a telephone call from the heads of the school’s Board of Trustees . They informed Paterno, the iconic face of this storied football program , that he was being dismissed three games shy of the end of his 46th season. 1874 Comments Weigh In Corrections? Gallery The man once considered legendary football coach Joe Paterno’s heir apparent is accused of assaulting eight boys over 15 years in a scandal that is rocking Happy Valley, with perjury charges against Penn State’s athletic director and vice president for finance and business. Video The Washington Post's LaVar Arrington discusses life after Joe Paterno for Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. More On This Story
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Paterno, school president fired Boswell: A sad conclusion Reid: Trustees do the right thing U.S. Dept. of Education investigating View all Items in this Story John P. Surma, the vice chairman of the board, delivered the news before a packed news conference at a hotel on the outskirts of town just after 10 p.m., with an audible gasp and several shrieks going up from the mixture of local and national media members and curious onlookers. “Joe Paterno,” Surma said, “is no longer the head football coach, effective immediately.” With that, the child sex-abuse scandal surrounding a longtime Paterno lieutenant reached its
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