Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
(Caption: A flower vase sits where the statue of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno once stood. Sep 1, 2012; University Park, PA, USA)

The iconic Joe Paterno statue on Penn State's campus was torn down 2 years ago, but according to ESPN, a new one will be installed soon.

Two alumni already have received the OK from the borough to install a projected $300,000 life-sized bronze sculpture downtown, about two miles from the original site. And they're hoping the statue, which will feature Paterno sitting on a bench reading Virgil's "Aeneid," will be installed by fall of next year.

They have commissioned an artist, Zenos Frudakis, and will seek to raise $50,000 for "Joe's Bench" on the funding platform Kickstarter come July.
The old 900-pound statue of Paterno was taken down in July of 2012 following the scandal involving Jerry Sandusky.
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They should build it with its back to the sidewalk, so he'll eternally be looking the other way.
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