'Sweet Caroline' no more at Penn State Beaver Stadium

'Sweet Caroline' no more at Penn State Beaver Stadium

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STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 21: An exterior view of Beaver Stadium where the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stands July 21, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State's president Rodney Erickson is expected to make a decision on whether or not to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11

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Posted on August 28, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 28 at 5:08 PM

(WHAS11) -- Penn State fans will no longer be singing the song "Sweet Caroline" at their football games.

The song by Neil Diamond has apparently been rotated out of the playlist for Beaver Stadium mere months after former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse.

The school says the decision wasn't made because of the lyrics, which include the line "touching me...touching you," but instead say they prefer not to use the song since it is used so much at other colleges and in the pros.

YouTube video by eebress of Penn State crowd singing "Sweet Caroline"
 

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