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0 A Memorial for Joe Paterno: Goodbye to a Legend

Thursday afternoon’s “A Memorial For Joe” brought a mourning Penn State community together to remember a man who has meant more to the university than anyone else in the past half-century. Students, current and former players, fellow coaches, and fans alike filled the Bryce Jordan Center to hear stories and to remember the life and legacy of Coach Joe Paterno.

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0 Proud: The Saga, And Future, Of Jay Paterno

Jay Paterno represents one of the more intriguing Penn State figures I have ever encountered. There may not be an individual who loves this university the way he does, yet it seems sometimes he receives no love in return from the Nittany Lion faithful. All but four years of his life have been spent in State College; however, until recently, the younger Paterno was never able to fully endear himself to many Penn State fans.

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0 Welcome to the Penn State Family, Phil Knight

Through all the speeches from former players and alumni, there was one that stood out above the rest. Phil Knight never went to Penn State. It’s unclear if he had ever been to State College before. But aside from Jay Paterno, Kinght’s ten minute eulogy of Joe Paterno was the one that touched the heart of every Penn Stater who was lucky enough to watch the “Memorial for Joe” event Thursday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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0 “A Memorial for Joe” Will Bring Strangers Together

As was mentioned yesterday, it’s a testament to the world we live in when watching a Ticketmaster loading page is the most nerve-racking experience of the day. At approximately 10: 01 a.m. on Tuesday morning, anxiety turned to disappointment as “Your Wait Time is Less than One Minute” transitioned to “Sorry No Matches Were Found.”

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0 Joe Paterno Processional [PHOTOS]

Thousands in the Penn State community lined up along College Avenue and Curtain Road to view the funeral procession of former Penn State Football Coach Joseph Paterno, who passed away on January 22, 2012, ending his fight with lung cancer. He was 85 years old. After the jump are images from today’s procession.

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0 A Memorial, TicketMaster, and the World Today

Has attending a funeral ever before contained feelings of relief and good fortune? Yesterday morning, thousands of us sat anxiously at our computers watching the seconds bleed away towards 10:00 a.m., when tickets would become available for perhaps the most significant event to occur on Penn State’s campus in our time, or anyone’s time, here. Though the process may have been practical, it still felt wrong.

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0 Students Organize “Guide Joe Paterno Home”

Following the death of the iconic Joe Paterno, the Penn State family has shown a beautiful outpouring of support to recognize his contributions to the University and the State College community. Another display of gratitude for Joe has been planned, stemming from a Facebook event for after Wednesday’s private funeral service.

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0 A Night Remembering Joe Paterno

Monday was a day that we all feared was looming, but didn’t want to admit. We were scared to think what a society without Joe Paterno would be like. Well, friends, alumni, and fans, today, January 23rd, marks the first day of that post-Joe Paterno world.

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0 Forever In Your Debt

He’s gone now, but Joe Paterno’s impact on this world may never fully be realized. One day, my kids will have Joe Paterno to thank for being a part of making them who they are — because he will always be a part of me. People will debate his legacy for the rest of time, but I know the real heart of Joe Paterno.

Thank you Coach. I will forever be in your debt.

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0 Coping With The Loss Of A Legend

We all knew this day would come, as it will for all of us, and we knew that day seemed near as Coach Paterno’s cancer and subsequent treatments appeared in the news. Yet, none of us truly know how to react to the loss of a man whose impact we cannot measure, a man that we knew so well yet barely knew at all.

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0 Live: Board of Trustees Meeting

Onward State and our partner site, StateCollege.com, will have live coverage from today’s Penn State Board of Trustees meeting. Watch the livestream and follow our aggregation of the best coverage of today’s meeting after the jump.

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0 Board of “DisTrustees”?

The “Board of Trustees” has been thrown around in conversation very generally as if to explain an omnipotent identity when for the most part, its actual structure and power dynamics are overlooked. It is the purpose of this article to explain the bigger picture, to answer the questions “What is the Board of Trustees?” and “What makes one eligible to be on the board?”.

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