You didn't grow up in Pennsylvania, and clearly have never gone to a large university where there are large amounts of pride. The rioting was dumb, agreed, but people who don't go here, or didn't go here, simply do not understand what Joe Paterno meant. He was everyone's father. The entire campus was in a daze today.
Unfortunately too many US universities put the sports programme before the education programme. It seems you think Joe Paterno WAS the university, with learning as a side effect.