Thousands line streets to honour Paterno

Paterno, 85, died Sunday of lung cancer. The illness was diagnosed in November, soon after the...

Paterno, 85, died Sunday of lung cancer. The illness was diagnosed in November, soon after the university fired him in the wake of child sex charges being filed against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.(REUTERS/Scott Audette)

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Thousands of people lined the streets of College Station, Pa., Wednesday to say goodbye as Joe Paterno's funeral procession rolled past.

Private funeral services were held for the long-time former Penn State football coach on the university campus. Paterno's casket was taken from the campus spiritual centre and carried past Beaver Stadium and the university library, which is named after him.

Paterno, 85, died Sunday of lung cancer. The illness was diagnosed in November, soon after the university fired him in the wake of child sex charges being filed against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

A campus memorial service will be held Thursday at Bryce Jordan Center.


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