Penn State Sports Information Director Jeff Nelson issues a verbal and written statement to the media just before noon on November 11, 2011 outside of Beaver Stadium saying that "Due to the on-going legal circumstances centered around the recent allegations and charges, we have determined that today's press conference cannot be held and will not be re-scheduled."
Former Penn State Head Football Coach Joe Paterno is helped into his car by his son Scott while leaving for practice on Tuesday, November 11, 2011 outside of his home in State College after his weekly press conference was cancelled.
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno leaves his State College home with Guido D'Elia in his BMW on Tuesday afternoon. Media was staked outside of his home waiting for him to leave for football practice.
Students gather outside of head coach Joe Paterno's home in State College on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2011 to await his arrival home from football practice. A group of about 300 students gathered outside the home in support of Joe Paterno.
Head coach Joe Paterno is driven into his driveway after football practice on Tuesday night, where around 300 students gathered in support of Paterno.
Head coach Joe Paterno speaks outside of his home in State College on Tuesday night to members of the media. A group of around 300 students gathered in support of Paterno, held signs, and sang the Alma Mater.
Head coach Joe Paterno speaks to fans and media from inside his window on Tuesday night. A group of about 300 people gathered in support of Paterno.
Students show their support for head coach Joe Paterno and their Penn State pride outside of Paterno's home in State College on Tuesday night. A crowd of around 300 chanted things such as "f*** the media," "beat Nebraska," and "Joe-pa-terno."
Head coach Joe Paterno finishes the "We Are" chant outside of his home in State College on Tuesday night. A group of around 300 students gathered in support of Paterno.
Students hold a Joepa sign in support of Joe Paterno on Tuesday night outside of his State College home right after Joe spoke briefly to media. A crowd of around 300 students gathered in support of Paterno.
Students sing the Alma Mater outside of Joe Paterno's house on Tuesday night. About 300 students gathered in support of Paterno.
Policemen line the street of Beaver Avenue on Tuesday night to keep back protesters. They asked for students to clear the street, though many remained on the sidewalk chanting "USA," "Joe-pa-terno," and "We Are."
Head coach Joe Paterno and wife Sue embrace as they walk into their home in State College on Tuesday night. A crowd of around 300 students gathered in support of Paterno.
Students flooded onto Beaver Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 from Old Main to protest the firing of Joe Paterno. This intersection, at Beaver and Pugh, was blocked off by police vehicles. Riot police were on standby during the press conference in which the announcement was made.
A man sets a shirt and newspaper ablaze on Beaver Avenue during the riots in Beaver Canyon on Thursday night in State College.
A policeman yells at rioters standing on top of a car in Beaver Canyon Wednesday night.
Students riot in Beaver Canyon on Wednesday night.
A student holds up a sign during the riot in Beaver Canyon in downtown State College on Wednesday night.
Students sit on the roof of a house at the corner of Beaver and Pugh Street on Wednesday night during the riots.
A policeman (center) walks on top of a car to use pepper spray on a rioter on Beaver Avenue during the riots on Wednesday night. The lightpole was also being torn down by rioters.
A riot policeman stands in line with others to block students from the road on Beaver Avenue during the riots on Wednesday night. The policemen, armed with nightsticks, mace and pepper spray formed lines to keep students on the sidewalks and off the street.
A student is ushered off of the street during the riots in Beaver Canyon in downtown State College on Wednesday night after the riots got violent.
Students riot with a cardboard Joe Paterno on the steps of Old Main on Wednesday night in response to his termination as the head coach of football.
Rioters gather in front of Old Main on Wednesday night and listen to a person with a megaphone before heading down to Beaver Avenue.
Brenton Mitchell, 28, of State College, sits on the ground with a candle at Old Main during the beginning of the riot in State College on Wednesday night. The crowd gathered here and then moved downtown. Mitchell got stepped on multiple times.
Interim head coach Tom Bradley speaks to media about his recent appointment as head coach during his first press conference a on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 in Beaver Stadium, pausing at a question about former head coach Joe Paterno.
Football players step off their buses to and greet fans as they enter the stadium before their game against Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
Players walk onto the field holding hands instead of running out before Saturday's game against Nebraska.
The podium is vacant before the post game press conference on Saturday afternoon.
Governor Tom Corbett, right, watches as Kenneth Frazier, chairman of the investigative committee, speak to media following the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Kat (Katherine) Dennis, 4, and her mother Amy, of Waynesboro, Pa., light a candle at the feet of the Joe Paterno statue on campus outside of Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 after false allegations of Joe Paterno's death were reported.
Students gather outside of the Joe Paterno statue on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 amidst false reports that the former coach had passed away due to complications with his lung cancer.
Students gather outside of the Joe Paterno statue on Saturday night amidst false reports that the former coach had passed away due to complications with his lung cancer.
A mourner kneels in front of the Joe Paterno statue on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 where a crowd had gathered upon hearing news of his death.
A mourner places a rosary around the hand of the Joe Paterno statue on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2011 outside of Beaver Stadium. A crowd had gathered after hearing the news that Paterno had passed away in the morning.
Crowds gather around the Joe Paterno Statue on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 after learning of his death due to complications with lung cancer.
Hands add candles to a small circle on the Old Main patio on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at a vigil for victims of sexual assault.
Students and community members gather on the Old Main lawn on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 for a vigil honoring Joe Paterno.
Andrew Adamietz (sophomore-secondary english education) and Katie Knobloch (senior-elementary education), both members of Blue in the Face, embrace on the stairs of Old Main on Sunday night during the candlelit vigil in memorium of Joe Paterno.
Candles line student section Gate A on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 after the candlelit vigil at Old Main for the passing of former Head Fooball Coach Joe Paterno.
Students and community members placed candles at student Gate A after the candlelit vigil at Old Main on Sunday night.
Pallbearers carry the casket of former head football coach Joe Paterno to the hearse parked outside of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 before the funeral procession around State College.
Joe Paterno's wife Sue Paterno and her son Dave sit front row at the Joe Paterno memorial on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in the Bryce Jordan Center.
A hearse carrying the casket of Joe Paterno drives by the Allen Street gates on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2011 during the funeral procession from the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center to a private burial.