This new ode to JoePa will be off campus, in front of the The Tavern in downtown State College. Sculptor Zenos Frudakis will depict the coach seated on a bench, Onward State said, near the statue of the three pigs, a perennial student favorite. It will be on private property.
The Paterno family is not involved with the project, Onward State said, which is expected to cost some $300,000 and will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign.
Project organizers told Onward State that they were tired of waiting for the university to pay tribute to the coach.