Thousands gathered this morning at the campus of Penn State to say their last goodbyes to fallen coach Joseph Vincent Paterno and hundreds more have gathered for his private funeral at 2 p.m.

Plenty of tears dropped in his honor by people who came from across the state and country on day two of his public memorial. The last day of his public memorial will be tomorrow. The service will be free to the public, but all the free tickets are gone, all swooped up in less than a few minutes Tuesday.

Paterno's wife Sue was among the first to arrive for his funeral at 2 p.m., according to a report on the Centre County Times website.

"He realized an athlete could be a student, and a student could be an athlete," Jim McClure, a Penn State football season ticketholder for 39 years, told Reuters yesterday after paying his tributes to the dead coach.


The memorial tomorrow will begin in the Bryce Jordan Center, the campus basketball arena Many current players, former players and season ticket holders will come to pay their respects. Classes have already been cancelled by the school and some of the professors so the students can attend the memorial.

To watch live, it will be aired on the Big Ten Network and steamed on

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