STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The family of Joe Paterno has arrived for a public memorial for the long-time Penn State football coach, receiving a rousing standing ovation.
Sue Paterno cried as she accompanied her family, including her children and grandchildren, inside the Penn State basketball arena Thursday.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer sat near the front of the crowd. Also at the ceremony were Franco Harris, Bruce Clark, Todd Blackledge and Tom Bradley, Paterno's long-time assistant coach who led the team after the school fired Paterno Nov. 9.
A capacity crowd of more than 12,000 was in the center, including more than 10,000 members of the public who snapped up tickets in seven minutes Tuesday. It was the final event to remember Paterno, who died Sunday and was buried on Wednesday.