PSU wrestling fans honor Joe Paterno

Updated: January 22, 2012, 6:19 PM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- At the first athletic event on Penn State's campus since Joe Paterno's death Sunday, Nittany Lions fans remembered the football coach with a moment of silence -- and a standing ovation.

The scene occurred at the highly anticipated wrestling match between Iowa and Penn State at Rec Hall. The gym announcer asked fans to observe a moment of silence, and then the capacity crowd of more than 6,500 gave a 30-second standing ovation while an image of Paterno flashed on two video boards.

The screen flashed the words "Joseph Vincent Paterno. 1926-2012," just below a picture of a smiling Paterno, wearing a blue tie and blue sweater vest with arms crossed across his chest.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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