Where Paterno spent the day isn't known. Earlier, his wife, Sue, left the home with three friends. She returned later Saturday and told those standing near the lawn that she was grateful for their support during what has been a difficult week.
She said her family had no plans to go anywhere.
The couple's son Jay said earlier that he wasn't sure what his father was doing while the game was being played. He walked from Beaver Stadium to the family home after the game to collect his green SUV in the driveway and got a standing ovation from the crowd.