Paterno dies at 85
Former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno has died at the age of 85.
Paterno died just 65 days after he was diagnosed with a treatable lung cancer. Doctors found the cancer when he went in for a follow-up visit to a bronchial illness. Paterno died in State College, Pa. Mount Nittany Medical Center said in a statement that he died of metastatic small cell carcinoma of the lung. Metastatic indicates an illness that has spread from one part of the body to an unrelated area.
He was the Penn State head coach for 46 seasons.
Racers continue winning streak
The Murray State University men’s basketball team is the only Division I team in the nation boasting an undefeated season. The Racers took on the SIU Edwardsville Cougars to win 82-65 and secure MSU’s 20th win. It was the Vadalabene Center’s first sell-out game of the season as the Cougars continue the transition from Division II to Division I.
Kentucky back at No. 1
University of Kentucky Wildcats fans got a boost after the team climbed back to the top spot in the Associated Press college basketball poll this week after Syracuse lost to Notre Dame Saturday. The big blue was ranked No. 1 for two weeks earlier in the season until they lost to Indiana at the Dec. 10 game.
Super Bowl teams set
The New England Patriots and the New York Giants meet again at the Super Bowl, a double take from 2008 when the Giants bested the Patriots to ruin quarterback Tom Brady’s run at a perfect season.
Indianapolis hosts the New York/Boston rivalry game at Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5.