Joe Paterno's tie auctioned for $10,200
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The necktie worn by Penn State coach Joe Paterno the night he won his 400th game has turned into one expensive article of clothing.
The brownish-red tie with paisley prints was auctioned off for $10,200 at a charity event last week for Penn State Public Broadcasting. JoePa wore the tie with a light blue dress shirt under a black Nittany Lions jacket on Nov. 6, when his team rallied from three touchdowns down to beat Northwestern 35-21 at Beaver Stadium.
The 84-year-old Paterno won one more game in 2010 to give him 401 over his 45-year career, the most victories among major college coaches.
Paterno items have been popular at previous auctions, including a pair of the coach's thick-rimmed eyeglasses that went for $9,000 last year.
First Published February 17, 2011 3:51 pm