January 21, 2012
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2007, file photo, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno stands with his team before they take the field to play for an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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Paterno had been in the hospital since Jan. 13 for observation after what his family called minor complications from his cancer treatments.
A family spokesman says former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who is battling lung cancer, is in serious condition after experiencing health complications.