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Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

Penn State marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno’s first game as head football coach Saturday, introducing former players and displaying video tributes at the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple.

When images of the coach were shown on the stadium scoreboard during one video, the crowd roared. Rather than Paterno’s 409 career victories, the commemoration focused on the football program’s high graduation rate during his 46-year tenure, along with the accomplishments of his players.

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