PSU Board of Trustees Fires Paterno, Spanier
The news was announced during a press conference Wednesday night.
The Penn State University Board of Trustees decided to release head coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier of their duties. They announced their decision during a 20-minute press conference on Wednesday night.
Paterno, who announced Wednesday morning he would retire at the end of the season, will not coach in Penn State football's final home game of the season this Saturday. The all-time winningest coach was notified Wednesday evening via phone.
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has been named interim head coach.
Penn State provost Rodney Erickson has been named interim president.
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