Joe Paterno

In his almost 46 years as Penn State University's head football coach, Joe Paterno, who died at 85 of lung cancer on Jan. 22, led his team to two national championships and five undefeated seasons. His players bucked the college-jock stereotype and consistently earned diplomas. Paterno was supposed to leave the sidelines on his terms and be properly feted as one of the best the game has ever seen. But he never got his grand send-off. Instead, just days after winning his 409th game--the most of any head coach in Division I college-football history--his career ended under a dark, unfathomable cloud....

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