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Joe Paterno's Penn State legacy

Originally Published: November 9, 2011
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Joe Paterno devoted his entire career to a belief in the power of athletics, but only when coupled with the power of academics. His will and his enthusiasm provided a public face for the transformation of Pennsylvania State University from a regional agricultural school to one of the most important public universities in the nation.

Paterno was fired Wednesday evening, hours after he announced his intentions to retire at the end of the 2011 season, in the wake of allegations ...

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