(Source: Getty Images)
Joe Paterno (future event)
Source: Getty Images
Joe Paterno Picture
Joe Paterno Football Coach Joe Paterno Dead At Age 85
Source: Getty Images
Joe Paterno Picture Joe Paterno Picture Joe Paterno Picture
Joe Paterno (FILE) Biopic Roles Traditionally Lead As Award Season Begins With Golden Globe And SAG Nominations
Source: Getty Images

Al Pacino Set to Play Disgraced Penn State Coach in New Joe Paterno Biopic

By Darrick Thomas on
(Photo: Getty Images)In Hollywood, there's no such thing as "too soon." Every momentous news event is fodder for screenplays, and the turnaround time from real-life to big screen adaptation is becoming shorter and shorter. Which is why news of a movie surrounding the life of Joe Paterno shouldn't come as a shock (even though many of the Penn State faithful in "Happy Valley" are up in arms about the project. The Paterno biopic has tentatively signed Hollywood legend Al Pacino to play the late...Read Full Story

Joe Paterno Memorial Photos and Video

By Adam Wenger on
Well over 10,000 people turned out Thursday for a memorial service remembering Joe Paterno. The former Penn State football coach died of lung cancer at the age of 85 on Sunday. Among the people who spoke were JoePa's son, Jay, and NIKE founder and CEO Phil Knight. The latter drew an overwhelmingly positive response when he defended the Hall of Fame coach for his involvement with the now infamous Penn State sex scandal. “If there is a villain in this tragedy, it lies in that investigation and...Read Full Story

Joe Paterno Dead at 85: Update and Full Statement

By Deena Bustillo on
Joe Paterno, the legendary Penn State football coach, passed away this morning at the age of 85 after a short battle with lung cancer. The coach's family issued a statement about his passing immediately following the news."He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been," reads his family's statement (via TMZ). "His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave...Read Full Story

Joe Paterno Near Death: Update

By Deena Bustillo on
Joe Paterno, the legendary former Penn State football coach, is reportedly near death. TMZ reports Paterno's family's rep says doctors have "characterized his status as serious," though his lawyer denied reports that he had already passed away.A local paper is also reporting the coach's wife Sue has called on close friends and longtime staff members to State College hospital, apparently to say final goodbyes. The campus paper alleges Paterno has been taken off his respirator. Paterno was...Read Full Story

Joe Paterno Lung Cancer Update

By Deena Bustillo on
Joe Paterno was diagnosed with lung cancer about a week ago and the information was made public Friday, adding another layer to the already complicated story of the former Penn State coach who was fired in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal."He is currently undergoing treatment, and his doctors are optimistic that he will make a full recovery," Joe's son Scott Paterno said in a statement (via CNN). "As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents...Read Full Story