While it isn’t necessarily Minnesota news, it still is a sad day in the college football world. According to sources, Joe Paterno has passed away. Joe Paterno was dealing with lung cancer and at some point he started facing complications. His family spent the final minutes with him. Most people, unfortunately, will remember all the sexual allegations that are facing Penn State when they think of Paterno. The 85 year old Paterno spent 61 years at Penn State, 46 years as head coach. As time passes, the issues at Penn State will focus more on those directly responsible and Paterno greatness will become truly recognized.