The Life, Death, and Legacy of Joe Paterno

Monday, January 23, 2012

Joe Paterno, the most successful coach in major college football history, the face of Penn State University, and at one point, among the most admired figures in the entire sporting world, is dead at the age of 85. News of Paterno’s death from lung cancer came early Sunday morning. At the center of one of the worst scandals to ever hit the sports world, what JoePa's legacy will be, once the dust clears, is up to more people than just Lions fans.

Ibrahim Abdul Matin, Takeaway Sports Contributor talks about the life, death, and legacy of Joe Paterno.

Also joining the program is Michael Weinreb, staff writer for Grantland and a native of State College, Pennsylvania. Michael has written a number of essays on Penn State amidst the abuse scandal and those can be found at


Ibrahim Abdul-Matin and Michael Weinreb

Produced by:

Marc Kilstein

Comments [1]

amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

Joe Paterno was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.

Jan. 23 2012 09:56 AM

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