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The history of Penn State Football from Wikipedia.
The Penn State Nittany Lions football team represents the Pennsylvania State University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the Big Ten Conference.
Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno was Penn State's head coach for nearly 46 seasons, during which time he accrued 409 wins, more than any other Football Bowl Subdivision football coach. On July 23, 2012, the NCAA vacated all of Penn State's wins from 1998 through 2011 as part of its punishment for the child sex abuse scandal, eliminating 111 of the games Paterno had coached and won, dropping him from second to 12th on the list of winningest NCAA football coaches. Paterno was fired in 2011 in the midst of a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. In response, the NCAA fined Penn State $60 million, vacated Paterno's 111 wins between 1998–2011 and banned the team from bowl games for four years.
Bill O'Brien was hired to replace Paterno. He was introduced as Penn State’s 15th head football coach at a press conference on January 7, 2012.
"Nittanyville" is the name attributed to the student tradition of camping out in front of Beaver Stadium prior to a home football game. The tradition was established during the 2005 football season, when students began setting up tents and "camping" in front of Beaver Stadium one week before the game with rival school Ohio State on October 8. The students camped in front of the stadium in order to hold their positions in line for front-row seats. Nittanyville was originally known as "Paternoville," in honor of the head coach Joe Paterno but the name was changed in light of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Football players, the Blue Band, and Joe Paterno himself frequented Paternoville, pepping up the students as game day drew near. Nittanyville is governed by the student-run Nittanyville Coordination Committee. On July 16, 2012, Penn State student organizers announced that they will be renaming the "tent city" Nittanyville, opting to drop the reference to Joe Paterno in wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
Joe Paterno was widely known for his "grand experiment" in which he challenged his players to be successful both on the field and in the classroom. In 2011, the Nittany Lion football team posted a 87% graduation rate, tied with Stanford for No. 10 overall among the nation's 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) institutions, above the national average of 67%.
The June 2012 conviction of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on multiple counts of child sexual abuse and the alleged cover up of the incidents as part of the Penn State sex abuse scandal marred the "Success with Honor" image. President Rodney Erickson, athletics director Dave Joyner, and head football coach Bill O'Brien, all of whom have accepted their new jobs in the wake of the scandal, have made statements in which they express commitment to maintaining integrity at the university and within the athletics programs.
In 2012, a group of alumni and supporters have established a non-profit organization (501.c.3 pending and registered trademark) that will build upon the “Success with Honor” motto.
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