Penn State Scandal: Big Ten Removes Joe Paterno's Name From Trophy

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In what was the worst week in the history of Penn State football, the consequences of all the allegations are only just beginning. On Monday Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany announced that in light of the recent scandal, Joe Paterno's name would be removed from the new Big 10 championship trophy. The trophy originally was named after Joe Paterno and Amos Alonzo Stagg. It will now just be called the Stagg Championship Trophy.

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In a statement released on Monday,  "We believe that it would be inappropriate to keep Joe Paterno's name on the trophy at this time," Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said in a statment. "The trophy and its namesake are intended to be celebratory and aspirational, not controversial. We believe that it's important to keep the focus on the players and the teams that will be competing in the inaugural championship game."

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This will probably be just the first of many long term ramifications that Penn State can expect.

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