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At Penn State, the struggle over Paterno's legacy continues

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Along one side of College Avenue, striking new classroom buildings and residence halls lend this edge of Penn State's campus a 21st-century glow. But on the opposite side of the town's busiest thoroughfare, it feels like 1985. There, like The Great Gatsby's all-seeing Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, the bespectacled image of Joe Paterno still looms over Happy Valley like a watchful deity. Merchandise shops display life-size cutouts of the legendary Nittany Lions coach, who died in 2012. Paintings; mugs; books; even cans of a popular new beer, Joe Paterno Lager, bear his familiar face. The town's hottest T-shirt is one that references the black cleats and...

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