Text: H.Res.1715 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[H. Res. 1715 Engrossed in House (EH)]

H. Res. 1715

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                     November 17, 2010.
Whereas Joe Paterno reached the milestone of 400 wins as head coach on November 
        6th, 2010;
Whereas Joe Paterno has served the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) 
        with honor and distinction for 60 years since starting as an assistant 
        coach in 1950;
Whereas in 2009, the graduation rate of Joe Paterno's players was 89 percent, 
        and the graduation success rate was 85 percent--both of which were the 
        greatest among all football teams in the final 2009 Associated Press Top 
        25 poll;
Whereas the legacy Joe Paterno has left at Penn State reaches far beyond 
        football, as he has personally given millions of dollars to the 
        university and raised hundreds of millions more for the library and 
        need-based scholarships;
Whereas Joe Paterno has been very active in the community as a strong supporter 
        of the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and a national spokesperson for the 
        Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association;
Whereas Joe Paterno has more wins as head coach than any other in NCAA Division 
        1A FBS history, surpassing legendary coaches Bear Bryant in 2001 and 
        Bobby Bowden in 2008;
Whereas Penn State is one of just seven teams with more than 800 wins in its 
        history, and Joe Paterno has been active with the program for 692 of 
        those games over 60 seasons with an amazing record of 504-181-7 (72.8 
Whereas among Joe Paterno's accolades in 45 years as head coach are two National 
        Championships, seven undefeated seasons, 23 finishes in the top 10 
        rankings, and three Big Ten Conference Championships since joining the 
        conference in 1993;
Whereas Joe Paterno has 24 bowl game wins and 36 bowl game appearances, both of 
        which are the most of any coach in history; and
Whereas Joe Paterno's continued dedication to his players and emphasis on 
        academic integrity and education has resulted in Penn State fostering 15 
        Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes, 34 first-team and 44 overall Academic 
        All-Americans, and 18 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) congratulates Joe Paterno for his unparalleled success with both 
        the Penn State football program and the University, resulting in 400 
        wins as head coach; and
            (2) commends Joe Paterno for setting an on- and off-the-field 
        example of honor, success, integrity, and respect for thousands of 
        players, coaches, students, and fans throughout the Nation.