Paterno's legacy at the school was clouded during the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. 

By SI Wire
June 16, 2015

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

Paterno won a Division I-record 409 games in more than 45 seasons as Penn State's head coach. He led the Nittany Lions to two national titles, in 1982 and 1986. 

Paterno's legacy at the school was clouded after former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was indicted for sexually abusing a number of children on and off Penn State's campus, with critics saying Paterno didn't do enough after he was alerted of Sandusky's actions in 2002. In 2012, Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse.

Paterno was fired in 2011 during his 46th season as Penn State's coach, and he died at age 85 the following January. 

As part of sanctions against Penn State's football program in the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal, the NCAA stripped Paterno of 111 victories. But in January, the NCAA reinstated all of those wins. 

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