Does Penn State still have the Paterno statue?

Does Penn State still have the Paterno statue?

The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed “secure location,” Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university’s library.

When did they take down the Joe Paterno statue?

The statue of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium was taken down in 2012 in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but some are pushing for its restoration.

What happened to the Paterno statue?

On July 22, 2012, six months after Paterno’s death, the university announced it had removed the statue and “store[d] it in a secure location”, citing that it had become a “source of division and an obstacle to healing”.

Where is Joe Pa buried?

January 25, 2012Joe Paterno / Date of burial

Is Joe Paterno statue still there?

The university also removed a statue of Paterno outside its football stadium. Penn State spokesman Lawrence Lokman said there are no plans to reinstall it, something Joe Paterno’s supporters have sought. Joe Paterno was 85 when he died of cancer-related complications in January 2012.

When was Joe Paterno’s last game?

October 29, 2011
It was a miserable day, October 29, 2011. And it was a miserable first half.

Did they take Joe Paterno statue down?

Joe Paterno statue removal The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.

What happened to Joe Paterno son?

Also active in politics, Paterno unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014. He is currently a member of the Penn State Board of Trustees.

Was Joe Paterno statue melted?

In fact, it’s been hiding in plain sight for months now. According to a knowledgeable source in Old Main, Rodney Erickson’s final act as President was to have the Joe Paterno statue removed from storage and melted down in order to make the bronze letters affixed to the Food Science building that now bears his name.

Why was Paterno fired?

Late Wednesday night, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was fired by the university for allegedly not doing enough to stop Jerry Sandusky—but the previous 48 hours set the stage for the epic fallout. The events that occurred on November 8 and 9 laid the groundwork for what you see now at Penn State.