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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.

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