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

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