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Joe Paterno's Alma Mater Cuts Ties With Coach

After playing cornerback and quarterback for Brown University, Joe Paterno received several honors from the university. Among those honors was induction into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame, his name on a student award and his name on the university head coaching chair.

The latter two honors will be revoked, the Providence Journal reports, as Brown University is "distancing itself" from the long-time Penn State head coach. Brown is the latest of many people and organizations to try to distance itself from Paterno following the release of the Freeh Report that revealed the coach had not done enough to prevent Jerry Sandusky from sexually abusing boys at Penn State University.

Paterno played for Brown University from 1946-1949 before graduating from the university in 1950. He then joined Penn State in 1950 as an assistant coach before taking over as the head coach in 1966.

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