This single press release signals the end of Joe Paterno’s tenure as the head football coach at The Pennsylvania State University. Both he and President Graham Spanier were relieved of their duties Wednesday night by the Board of Trustees. Spanier will be replaced by the school’s Provost, Dr. Rodney Erickson, while the football team will be coached by assistant coach, Tom Bradley.

Board of Trustees announces leadership changes at Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees and Graham Spanier have decided that, effective immediately, Dr. Spanier is no longer president of the University. Additionally, the board determined that it is in the best interest of the University for Joe Paterno to no longer serve as head football coach, effective immediately.

The board has named Dr. Rodney A. Erickson, executive vice president and provost, as the interim president of the University. Tom Bradley, assistant coach, has been named interim head football coach.

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