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|Illini-PSU May Bring Another Milestone for Paterno -- Game Broadcast on WGIL
|STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- No matter how much longer Joe Paterno plans to coach, the 100,000-plus fans who pack Beaver Stadium on Saturday could witness one of the final milestones of his Hall of Fame career.
A victory over Illinois would give Paterno 409 with No. 21 Penn State, breaking a tie with Grambling State's Eddie Robinson for most wins among Division I coaches. Only John Gagliardi, still active at Division III St. John's, Minn., has more with 481.
Paterno, in typical fashion, has brushed aside talk about records the last few weeks, concentrating on keeping the Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) atop the Leaders Division over one-loss Wisconsin.
The Illini (6-2, 2-2) have lost two straight after starting 6-0, but hope to beat Penn State on the road a second straight year.
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