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Joe Paterno Memorial Photos and Video

Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno The crowd joins hand-in-hand for the The Lord's Prayer during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Getty Images)more pics » (Getty Images) Well over 10,000 people turned out Thursday for a memorial service remembering Joe Paterno. The former Penn State football coach died of lung cancer at the age of 85 on Sunday.

Among the people who spoke were JoePa's son, Jay, and NIKE founder and CEO Phil Knight. The latter drew an overwhelmingly positive response when he defended the Hall of Fame coach for his involvement with the now infamous Penn State sex scandal. “If there is a villain in this tragedy, it lies in that investigation and not in Joe Paterno’s response," he said.

Also in attendance: a host of former players, including NFL star Michael Robinson, who flew in all the way from Hawaii where he has been getting set for his first Pro Bowl.

You can see photos and video from the memorial service here:

Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, consoles her grandson following a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Getty Images)more pics »
Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
A mourner cannot control their emotion during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Getty Images)more pics »
Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
Former Penn State quarterback, and current Seattle Seahawks running back, Michael Robinson is interviewed by the media before a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Getty Images)more pics »
Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
An audience of 16,000 pays its respects to former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University's campus January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno died Sunday morning January 22, at the age of 85 following his last season as the winningest football coach in college history with 409 victories. (Getty Images)more pics »
Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
An audience of 16,000 pays its respects to former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University's campus January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno died Sunday morning January 22, at the age of 85 following his last season as the winningest football coach in college history with 409 victories. (Getty Images)more pics »
Here is Phil Knight speaking about JoePa.


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