STATE COLLEGE -- Social media exploded over news Penn State University is planning to honor former head coach Joe Paterno this year.
The school will honor Paterno during the home game against Temple on September 17th.
Activities will take place throughout the game to commemorate Paterno's first game as Penn State's head coach... fifty years ago.
This comes after Paterno was fired in the fall of 2011 following the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges.
Paterno died in early 2012.
A statue dedicated to him was removed from outside Beaver Stadium a few months following his death.