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Joe Pa gets 3 Year Extension

Penn State head coach Joe Paterno has a new three-year extension to go along with his new hip.  JoePa also will celebrate his 82nd birthday on pennstate_logoSunday.

The Hall of Famer and winningest coach in major college football history has agreed to a new deal with the university, the athletic department said Tuesday in a statement.

The #8 Nittany Lions (11-1) play #5 USC in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

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Joe Pa Has Successful Hip Surgery

Penn State coach Joe Paterno had successful hip replacement surgery Sunday, a day after the Nittany Lionpennstate_logos clinched the Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl by whooping up on the Michigan State Spartans 49-10.

The 81-year-old coach was expected to get back on his feet Monday following the procedure at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Paterno is expected to resume coaching on Dec. 1, when players return to school following Thanksgiving break.

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