Report: Joe Paterno Will Retire at End of Football Season

Report: Joe Paterno Will Retire at End of Football SeasonJoe Paterno's 2011 season will be his final year as the head coach of Penn State.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday morning that the 84-year-old Penn State legend will retire at the end of the year. The report indicates that a source said it was Paterno's decision to do so, though how much of that decision was forced upon him comes under question.

Earlier, the AP reported that Paterno's support at the school was "eroding." 

The Nittany Lions are currently 8-1 overall and 5-0 in their conference, rank 12th in BCS standings and have three games left on their schedule. If they win all three games, they would play in the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 3, with a spot in either the Rose Bowl or BCS National Championship Game at stake.

When Paterno was told by supporters outside of his house Tuesday night that he was still wanted by the community, he told them, "And I want you!"

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