YE Sports Story of the Year

December 19, 2012 - 11:33 AM
FILE - In this July 22, 2012, file photo, the outline of part of a football statue is visible on the wall after its removal in State College, Pa. The famed statue of former head coach Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. The reverberations from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal was selected as the sports story of the year by United States editors and news directors in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press, marking the first time that the same issue was selected in consecutive years since the AP began announcing a sports story of the year in 1990. (AP Photo/John Beale, File)