The iconic statue of coach Joe Paterno was removed from Penn State's Beaver Stadium early Sunday.
Meanwhile, the NCAA says it will announce punishment for the university.
Penn State's president released a statement saying the statue has become a source of division and an "obstacle to healing" in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal.
The statue will be stored "in a secure location," according to college President Rodney Erickson.
In an unscientific poll, Patch readers were pretty evenly split on whether the statue should stay or be taken away.
About 30 police officers stood guard as workers erected a temporary metal fence before removing the seven-foot statue, which weighs 900 pounds.
A crowd chanted "We are Penn State" as the work was done.
The decision to move the statue came about 10 days after the release of an extensive report, which revealed Penn State's cover-up on Sandusky's crimes. Paterno was part of the cover-up, according to the report of former FBI Director Louis Freeh.
Paterno died in January. His family has continued to defend his actions in the Sandusky case. Paterno's family said Sunday that removing the statue does not serve the victims of the sex scandal.