K-State Head Coach Bill Snyder released the following statement on the passing of Joe Paterno:
Sharon and I are pained by the loss of Joe Paterno. He and his wife Sue were dear friends and genuinely caring people. Joe’s passion for helping others exceeded even his unparalleled successes on the field. He gave of himself for his state, his community, his university and those within his program. He has and will continue to impact, in a most positive way, the lives of thousands of young men as well as thousands of us who are not so young anymore. He was truly a special person. The immense good that he has done will most certainly live on.