Joe Paterno's Funeral Begins After Public Viewing Concludes

The funeral for longtime Penn St. Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno is moments from beginning in State College, Pennsylvania. The ceremony follows a day and a half of public viewings, which concluded two hours earlier. Security was forced to turn away mourners as Wednesday wore on.


Related: How Joe Paterno made Penn State a family

Via Penn State, details on the route the procession (which will be streamed online here) will take from the ceremony to the burial:

There will be a private funeral service Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The funeral procession will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. The procession will leave the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, turn left onto Curtin Road near the Pattee-Paterno Library and travel Curtin Road past Beaver Stadium. The procession will then turn right onto Porter Road and turn right onto College Avenue, heading west through downtown State College. The burial is private.

Penn State officials have previously indicated something like 1,000 mourners are expected to be in attendance. Tens of thousands were able to make it to either the Tuesday or Wednesday viewings, with a public memorial still awaiting on Thursday.

For more on Paterno, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more college football, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub.

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