Day: November 9, 2011

BoT Press Conference, JoePa Statue, and Downtown Photos

Below is a series of photos from the Board of Trustees Press Conference, the silent gathering at the JoePa statue following the announcement of his firing, and the scene downtown.

Joe Paterno Fired, Will Not Coach Saturday

After 62 years, 409 wins, 2 national championships, millions of dollars donated, one library, and countless lives touched, Joe Paterno is going out in the worst possible way. After a lengthy private meeting, Penn State’s Board of Trustees announced in a press conference late Wednesday that Joe Paterno, the face of a university, and perhaps of college football, would not be able to leave this football team on his own terms.

Graham Spanier Ousted as Penn State President

As the dominoes continue to topple from the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Penn Sate University Board of Trustees voted today to remove Graham Spanier from his role as University President, effective immediately.

The Willard Preacher Defends Paterno [video]

Gary Cattell, the Willard Preacher, has been speaking in support of Paterno to crowds of students and admonishing the administration for their treatment of his resignation.

McLanahan’s Selling Blueout Shirts for Saturday’s Game

As of this afternoon, McLanahan’s will begin selling shirts for Saturday’s game against Nebraska, which has been declared a Blueout.

Paterno’s Final Home Game is a Hot Ticket

As of 3:50, the Penn State student ticket exchange had zero tickets listed for purchase. Fans seeking non-student tickets are seeing rising costs as well. On Stub Hub, the lowest tickets are starting at $144 and the highest reach $5,000. Tickets range in price on Craigslist, but the validity of items on the site often varies as well.

Taliaferro Elected to Office in New Jersey

There have not been too many positive vibes in Penn State over the past few weeks, but as we come to terms with the allegations against our university, there is something we can take solace in and celebrate. Yesterday, former Penn State Football player Adam Taliaferro was elected to a seat on the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders in New Jersey.

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