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Evan Ponter, a junior at Penn State, protests in front of Old Main on the college campus on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa.  Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Nelson announced Tuesday that head football coach Joe Paterno's weekly NCAA college football news conference had been canceled. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)
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Evan Ponter, a junior at Penn State, protests in front of Old Main on the college campus on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in State College, Pa. Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Nelson announced Tuesday that head football coach Joe Paterno's weekly NCAA college football news conference had been canceled. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

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