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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)

Joe Paterno through the years

Joe Paterno joined the Penn State coaching staff in 1950 and took over as head coach in 1966. His coaching career ended in November after a record 409 victories.