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NCAA Restores the Roar to the Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — All across State College and University Park is the number 409. It stands for the number of wins Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno earne...

UNIVERSITY PARK -- All across State College and University Park is the number 409.

It stands for the number of wins Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno earned for his school.

In 2012, the NCAA vacated 111 of Paterno's wins after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, but now the wins are back and Nittany Lions fans are rejoicing.

"He did a lot for this university and so just to get his name back to where it should be and what he did for this university is huge," said Chris Rodgers of Stormstown.

Places like Cafe 210 West on College Avenue  or should we say Cafe 409 West, are rallying behind the former coach.

The co-owner came up with the idea after they gave the wins back. He decided to make it Cafe 409 West.

For months, waiters and waitresses at Champs Sports wore shirts saying "409 Forever."

Now, people at the grill say forever is finally here and it's not going away.

"I've grown up here my whole life so I've been going to games as long as I can remember. So for the students and the whole community, it's awesome," said Megan Roberts, a freshman.

There's no official word yet on if or when the statue of Joe Paterno would return to its place outside Beaver Stadium. People in the community say they want back where it belongs as soon as possible.

"The statue not only represents what he was known for - #1, #1 in athletics, #1 football program, #1 school in the country. That's how we all view it. I think the statue should be reinstated as soon as possible," said Nick Crawford of State College.