The Penn State Nittany Lions football team represents the Pennsylvania State University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the Big Ten Conference.
Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno was Penn State's head coach for nearly 46 seasons, during which time he accrued 409 wins, more than any other Football Bowl Subdivision football coach. On July 23, 2012, the NCAA vacated all of Penn State's wins from 1998 through 2011 as part of its punishment for the child sex abuse scandal, eliminating 111 of the games Paterno had coached and won, dropping him from second to 12th on the list of winningest NCAA football coaches. Paterno was fired in 2011 in the midst of a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. In response, the NCAA fined Penn State $60 million, vacated Paterno's 111 wins between 1998–2011 and banned the team from bowl games for four years.
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