It’s a very sad day. Joe Paterno was not only a great football coach but a maker of men and great contributor to Penn State. History will remember this man not for a perceived inaction in the response to the actions of another man, but for a great legacy at Penn State. Joe and his wife were consistent donors to Penn State including $13.5 million towards the expansion of the Patee Library (the expansion was named Paterno Library). As a graduate of Penn State, my education was made better by this man. He will be missed.
This is also a glowing reminder to give lots of support to anyone you know with cancer — even treatable forms. Joe Paterno died not from a treatable form of lung cancer, but an utterly broken heart.