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Paterno recovering from hip surgery, Penn St. expecting his return on Dec. 1

Updated: November 24, 2008, 1:55 AM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State coach Joe Paterno had successful hip replacement surgery Sunday, a day after the Nittany Lions clinched the Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl.

The 81-year-old coach was expected to get back on his feet Monday following the procedure at Mount Nittany Medical Center, the team said in a statement. Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, the school's director of athletic medicine, led the surgical team.

"Dr. Sebastianelli reports that all objectives were ...

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