Penn State supporters mark anniversary of Joe Paterno's death
Loyal fans gather Tuesday at a mural depicting late football coach Joe Paterno and other Penn State luminaries.
January 22nd, 2013
10:02 PM ET

Penn State supporters mark anniversary of Joe Paterno's death

On the anniversary of the death of Joe Paterno, a few dozen people visited a mural depicting the image of the college football coaching legend whose legacy was tarnished by the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

With the temperature in single digits, about 40 fans in State College, Pennsylvania, stopped by the mural that depicts Paterno and other prominent figures in Penn State University history, according to video shot by CNN affiliate WHP.

Paterno died January 22, 2012, at age 85 in a State College hospital, according to his family. He had been suffering from lung cancer and a broken pelvis.

He had been the all-time leader in major college football victories for a coach, with 409 wins. But a decision by the governing body of major college sports struck 111 victories from his record, beginning in 1998 - a move that posthumously bumped him from the top of the list.

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  1. Mary

    the tarnished life of those boys is more of a concern to me rather than a so called man or should I say an "Enableman"

    January 22, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Crud, I meant HUMPTY ... make sense now?

    January 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    meanwhile Sandusky, better known now as HUMPTY, is on his 3000th lube job by a fellow inmate named BUBBLES
    @CNN, do not delete this, you know it's true

    January 22, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sandra

    FYI....There were about 500, yes that was hundreds, of supports at the candle vigil last night. They stood is the freezing temperatures for about a hour and paid their respects to a man that did many great things for the University (not the football program). Maybe you should worry about facts and report the news that way it actually happened.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • FSC

      Sandra- Former State College resident here. Let it go. Paterno went down in disgrace. It is what it is. Live your life differently. That's the best we can do.

      January 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |