HARRISBURG Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered the states flags lowered to half-staff in honor of legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
Corbett announced Monday that flags at state facilities would be lowered to half-staff through Paternos burial.
Paterno died Sunday at the age of 85 after a brief battle with lung cancer. The Hall of Fame coachs death has prompted an outpouring of tributes and remembrances in honor of his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in the history of college football.
Paterno was fired in November following the arrest of a former longtime assistant on child sex abuse charges. The universitys Board of Trustees cited Paternos failure to report one alleged assault to police as a chief reason for his ouster.