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Joe Paterno was one of a kind

Updated: January 23, 2012, 11:07 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

I was absolutely saddened with the news of Joe Paterno's passing. He was one of a kind and I hope people will remember all of the great things he did throughout his tenure.

He served Penn State with an unbelievable passion and a sense of pride, always stressing to his athletes to be the best they could be. He emphasized the need for them to go to class and to do things the right way.

Paterno was accessible to anyone, listing his phone number so that people could dial him at ...

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