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At Penn State, 1 More Chance To Remember Paterno

Penn State alumni returning to campus this weekend for the annual spring football game had one more chance to honor the late Joe Paterno.

State College Mourns Joe Paterno
Modified newspapers lay on the ground of the statue of Joe Paterno. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Hall of Fame coach died at age 85 in January, less than three months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. The Blue-White spring game was the first event at Beaver Stadium since Paterno’s death.

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Many people left bouquets of blue-and-white carnations at the life-sized, bronzed statue of Paterno outside the stadium. Others wore T-shirts that read “Joe Knows Football.”

Special Olympics of Pennsylvania held a 5K race Sunday in Paterno’s name. The charity, which is championed by Paterno’s widow, Sue Paterno, says it expects to raise nearly $300,000, triple the amount from last year.

She thanked well-wishers for the outpouring of support.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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