At Paterno's house, a quiet calm as game is played

BY foxsports • November 12, 2011

Penn State is playing football without Joe Paterno, but his presence is everywhere on campus.

There was a quiet calm Saturday outside his home near the center of campus. A small clutch of reporters and TV cameras stood watch.

Whether Joe was inside is uncertain. His son, Jay, didn't know where or with whom his father may be.

On the lawn a pair of homemade signs faced the windows - one read ''We Love You Joe, Thank You'' the other, ''Thanks Joe.'' Nearby a small American flag was planted in the yard.

But inside the Paterno Library, biology students were studying. The peach ice cream flavor named for him was scooped out at the Creamery. And work continued on the Catholic student life center named for his wife, Sue.

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