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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 1998 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno cheers on his players as he runs onto the field before a game against Bowling Green in State College, Pa. Paterno say he plans to retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)

Ex-Penn St. coach Joe Paterno dies

January 1, 1970

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has died, his family confirmed Sunday, Jan. 22. He was 85. On January 21, Joe Paterno's doctors said the former Penn State coach's condition had become "serious" after he experienced complications from lung cancer. (AP)