Joe Paterno staying in Brown HOF

Joe Paterno staying in Brown HOF

Published Sep. 14, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Joe Paterno will remain in Brown University's Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Ivy League university announced Friday that an independent board that oversees the hall has voted not to remove the late Penn State football coach, who graduated from Brown in 1950.

In July, Brown announced it had removed Paterno's name from its head football coaching position and a student athletics award and that the board was examining his inclusion in the hall of fame. The moves came after a Penn State-commissioned report faulted Paterno and other university officials for concealing allegations of child sex abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Paterno's family has denied the conclusions.


Paterno was inducted into Brown's Hall of Fame in 1978. He died in January at age 85. He starred at Brown as a quarterback and cornerback from 1946-49.