Jake Kaplan


Freelance sports journalist based out of State College. Former intern @USATODAYsports & @sportsinq. Future MLB.com intern. PSU student graduating in May.

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The scene at the JoePa statue the day after. A couple dozen here, many still placing down flowers and other mementos.

A halo has been painted over Joe Paterno on the mural on Heister street in downtown State College.

Someone put a blue-and-white scarf and another draped an American flag on the JoePa statue.

Rest in peace, JoePa.

Hundreds of candles - most of which have burnt out - flowers, shirts, hats & home-made signs sit by the JoePa statue.

People to continue to light candles and place them by the statue. Here's a picture.

A few dozen students have gathered by the Joe Paterno statue. Some have placed candles by the base of the statue.

Just switched rooms to where Franco Harris and Anthony Lubrano are speaking.

Press conference is under way.

Here's a picture of President Erickson at the podium speaking to the Board of Trustees.

Franco Harris has arrived at the Penn State Board of Trustees meeting here at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Newly hired Penn State coach Bill O'Brien doing a radio interview with Steve Jones right begin us on press row.

Bill O'Brien at the podium.

Here is new #PennState coach Bill O'Brien.

Bill O'Brien's young son is loving the swarm of photographers.

The set-up for the Bill O'Brien press conference.

Tom Bradley addressing the media.

The coaches shake hands and pose in front of the trophy.

Bradley and Levine at the podium. #PennState #Houston

One of the many cool pictures in the Cotton Bowl media room.