Joe Paterno to be inducted into Pennsylvania Sports HOF

A legend will finally receive the recognition he deserves. It has been a long time coming for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, but he is now going to finally be inducted into the first of many Halls of Fame.

It was announced Tuesday that Paterno, along with two other Nittany Lions football legends, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be the fifty-third of its kind and will be held on October 24 of this year. Paterno will be entering the hall along with former Penn State quarterback Chuck Fusina and former Penn State kicker Matt Bahr.

Paterno was fired from his long time position as head coach of the Nittany Lions four years ago in wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. He died nearly two months later in January of 2012 after a short battle with cancer.

Paterno was stripped of 111 wins as punishment for the scandal, but they were recently reinstated, once again making him the all-time leader in wins for Division I. This is one of many accomplishments Paterno had including two national championships in 1982 and 1986 and three Big Ten conference titles, with the most recent being in 2008.

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