Penn State’s Paterno to retire after season

by Andrew Krammer

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season amid charges of child abuse filed against one of his former assistants. Paterno released a statement Wednesday on the retirement. 

Paterno, 84, recently came under fire when it surfaced that his former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with molesting eight young boys between 1994 and 2009.

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz have also been charged with failing to notify authorities after an eyewitness reported an assault in 2002.

Paterno has been with Penn State for 61 years and is in his 46th season as their head coach, with a college football record 409 wins. He will be coaching the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions in his last home game against No. 19 Nebraska on Saturday.