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Joe Paterno in hospital for observation

Updated: January 13, 2012, 8:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was admitted to the hospital Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments, his family said.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, his family said that the 85-year-old Paterno continues to undergo a "regimen of treatments" after being diagnosed two months ago with what they have termed a treatable form of lung cancer.

The family hoped his latest stay would be brief. He most recently was ...

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