ISU alum Spanier, Paterno out at Penn State


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Penn State’s board of trustees said it will create a special committee on Friday to investigate the sex abuse allegations made against a former assistant football coach. The announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 came after supporters of head football coach Joe Paterno rallied outside his home while others called for him to resign because of the child sex scandal. 

CNN Wire Service

Football coach Joe Paterno and the president of the school, ISU alum Graham Spanier, have lost their jobs at Penn State University effective immediately, university trustees announced.

Tom Bradley will be Penn State interim head coach in Paterno’s absence. Rod Erickson, executive vice president and provost of the school, will be interim president, school officials said during a press conference Wednesday night.