Joe Paterno Passes Away At 85

Legendary Penn State Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno has died at the age of 85.

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Joe Paterno, who served on the Penn State Nittany Lions coaching staff for 62 years, passed away Sunday at age 85 due to lung cancer. Thursday, Penn State hosts a memorial service for its legendary coach, which one can watch live streaming below:

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Paterno's tenure at State College includes 409 victories--the most ever for an FBS coach--and two national championships. His passing comes two months after his dismissal in the wake of the sexual assault scandal involving longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Paterno's family laid him to rest Wednesday in a private ceremony. Thursday's memorial service is the last public event to honor Paterno.

For more on the Nittany Lions, please visit Black Shoe Diaries, SB Nation's blog for Penn State sports. For more coverage of Paterno's passing, please visit this StoryStream on SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more coverage of college pigskin, please visit SB Nation's NCAA football hub.

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Joe Paterno Funeral To Take Place Wednesday; Three Public Memorials Planned

The family of Joe Paterno has scheduled three public memorial events for the legendary Penn St. Nittany Lions coach and will lay him to rest in a private funeral service Wednesday at 2:00 PM, according to the Associated Press. After a battle with lung cancer, Paterno passed away Sunday at age 85 as the winningest coach in FBS history, with 409 victories.

Penn State's Pasquerilla Spiritual Center will be open from 1:00-10:00 PM on Tuesday for the first public viewing of Paterno. The family has scheduled the next viewing for Wednesday from 8 AM-noon Eastern, also at Pasquerilla Spritual Center.

The final public event for Paterno is a memorial service scheduled for Thursday at 2:00 PM at Bryce Jordan Center, also on the Penn State campus.

In a Sunday conversation with former Penn State linebacker LaVar Arrington, SB Nation contributor Bomani Jones grappled with questions about Joe Paterno's legacy.

For more on Penn State, please visit Black Shoe Diaries, SB Nation's Penn State blog.

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