EDUCATION

Hundreds of students rally at Penn State, happy Joe Paterno getting football wins back

T-shirts displayed in the window of the Penn State Student Bookstore, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in State College, Pa., honor the 409 career coaching wins of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. The NCAA announced Friday a settlement with the univeristy that will give the school back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and restore Paterno as the winningest coach in major college football history. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

T-shirts displayed in the window of the Penn State Student Bookstore, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in State College, Pa., honor the 409 career coaching wins of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. The NCAA announced Friday a settlement with the univeristy that will give the school back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and restore Paterno as the winningest coach in major college football history. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of students have rallied at Penn State to celebrate the career of late football coach Joe Paterno and the NCAA's agreement to restore 112 team victories deducted amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

About 300 people gathered Friday night outside the university's administration building for a subdued rally lasting 20 minutes. They say Paterno didn't deserve to lose his title as major college football's winningest coach and they're glad he has it back. They plan to march later.

Many students say they hope Penn State's new settlement with the NCAA will help it continue to mend its reputation, which was shattered with Sandusky's 2011 arrest and allegations Paterno and top university officials helped conceal his child abuse.

Sandusky is in prison and maintains his innocence.