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Despite criticism, Penn State honors Paterno during game

Penn State paid tribute Saturday to Joe Paterno on the 50th anniversary of his first game, despite criticism that the ceremonies are insensitive to victims in the university's sex abuse scandal.

Early in the second quarter in the matchup with in-state rival Temple, Beaver Stadium announcer Dean DeVore directed an announced 100,420 fans' attention to two high-definition video boards for a two-minute video featuring highlights of Paterno's career.

Another video played in the third quarter, this one dedicated to Paterno and his widow Sue, and it featured their $4 million donation put toward expanding the library and local hospital.

As soon as Paterno's familiar image...

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