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Penn State Scandal: Joe Paterno's Name Will Be Removed From Big Ten Championship Trophy

Less than a week after Joe Paterno was removed as the head coach at Penn State, he suffers another blow in his Conference. According to Brett McMurphy of CBS, Joe Paterno's name will be removed from the Big 10 Championship Trophy, and it will now just be known as the Stagg Championship Trophy, named after Amos Alonzo Stagg.

“We believe that it would be inappropriate to keep Joe Paterno’s name on the trophy at this time,” (Big 10 commisioner Jim) Delany said. “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.”

This is just the latest example of the fallout that continues to come from the Penn State scandal, and I'm sure it won't be the last. For more on the Nittany Lions, head over to Black Shoe Diaries.

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