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Protesters turn backs while Penn State plays tribute video to Joe Paterno

Protesters turn backs while Penn State plays tribute video to Joe Paterno

Penn State's decision to honor controversial late Coach Joe Paterno during its game against Temple on Saturday evoked mixed reaction, with Nittany Lions fans giving standing ovations while Temple fans and others protested by turning their backs to the field.

Multiple tributes aired on the video monitors during the game, which caused the same reaction each time. This is no surprise, considering the reaction those outside the Penn State bubble had when they learned earlier this month the school had planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first game Paterno coached and on Sept. 17, 1966.

While remembered as a great coach in Happy Valley, much of the rest of the world...

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