Evans Clinchy
Sunday January 22nd, 2012

The health of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is in serious decline, according to multiple sources.

[tweet https://twitter.com/#!/OnwardStateFeed/status/160844019818176512 align='center']

Son Scott Paterno revealed in November that the Nittany Lions' longtime leader had a treatable form of lung cancer; that cancer took a turn for the worse today, and Paterno's extended family is now being called to his bedside at his University Park home.

Paterno has been undergoing regular cancer treatments since his Nov. 9 firing as head coach. He's been in and out of the hospital for the last two months. Paterno was at the helm at Penn State for 45 years, serving from 1966 to 2011. He holds the all-time NCAA Div. I record with 409 wins.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.