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Paterno to retire at end of season

Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the 2011 season, his son has confirmed.

Paterno to retire at end of season

Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season, according to his son, Scott Paterno.

The Associated Press, quoting a source, initially reported Paterno's retirement, which the coach's son confirmed to the Harrisburg Patriot News.

The 84-year-old Paterno’s retirement was hastened by the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the university.

Paterno, in his 46th season as Penn State’s head coach, has established a record for most victories by a Division I coach, having won his 409th game on Oct. 29. He will coach his last home game Saturday against Nebraska.

Paterno is expected to speak on the sex abuse scandal later Wednesday. A report that ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi will have a 1-on-1 interview with Paterno has not been confirmed.

--Joe Juliano

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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