Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has died, his family confirmed Sunday. He was 85.
Paterno became entangled in controversy after allegations emerged of long-term sexual abuse by an assistant coach. He was fired on Nov. 9.
He became the winningest coach in major college football history in 2011 with 409 wins.
Under the man affectionately known as Joe Pa, the Nittany Lions won two national championships, went undefeated five times and finished in the top 25 national rankings 35 times, according to his official Penn State biography.
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