Penn State Students Respond to Paterno Riots

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A news van was flipped over after students filled the streets of State College, PA in reaction to football head coach Joe Paterno's firing by the Penn State Board of Trustees. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images/Getty)

Thousands of Penn State students took to the streets of State College, Pennsylvania Wednesday night, furious over the firing of football coach Joe Paterno. Rioting students turned over a TV news van and ripped down two lamp posts. Paterno was fired over allegations that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight boys over a 15 year period.

Penn State journalism majors Shade Olasimbo and Greg Pickel, who writes for, report on the riots and discuss how Penn State students see the media's coverage of the scandal.


Shade Olasimbo and Greg Pickel

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