Joe Paterno was fired by the Penn State board of trustees Wednesday night despite saying he would retire as coach after the football season ended, brought down by the growing furor over the handling of child sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

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Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled abuse allegations against an assistant coach. The trustees report comes after months of criticism from Penn State alumni over Joe Paterno's firing in November. The coach died in January after a brief bout with lung cancer. Penn State's Board of issued a report Monday to clearly state its reasons for the firing of Joe Paterno in November and said the late head coach's lack of action regarding certain PSU trustees fire Paterno, Spanier Penn State d football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled abuse allegations against an assistant coach. Tags: trustees, fire, paterno, spanier, For the first time in almost a half-century, someone other than Joe Paterno is calling the shots at Penn State. STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - For the first time in almost a half-century, someone other than Joe Paterno is calling the shots at Penn State. The winningest coach in major college football history was Penn State d football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

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