STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Devoted Penn State fans have seen their team lose in their first home opener without Joe Paterno since 1949.
Some 90,000 fans turned out to cheer and stand by their team at the start of a new era for Penn State football.
The program was hit by heavy NCAA sanctions in the aftermath of the child sexual abuse scandal that sent former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to prison, and led to the firing of Paterno last November.
Penn State held a moment of reflection today for all victims of sexual abuse.
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