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Penn State Fans Begin Push To Rename Beaver Stadium After Joe Paterno

Unsurprisingly, there's now a push to rename Penn State's Beaver Stadium after former head coach Joe Paterno.

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More than 57,000 people have signed a petition launched by a Schuylkill Valley High School student to name the field for Paterno. The stadium already is named — for James Addams Beaver, a Civil War hero, Pennsylvania governor and Penn State trustee.

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"I have the support of the entire Beaver family and now a handful of former PSU players, Daryll Clark, Adam Taliaferro and a few others," student Blake Tobias Jr. said.

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Penn State says it won't consider such proposals until after Louis Freeh finishes an independent investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal that ultimately ended Paterno's Penn State career. Paterno wasn't charged with any crime, but Sandusky allegedly used Penn State football facilities to molest young boys while Paterno was in charge.

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Paterno died January 22.

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Via Rittenberg/Bennett.

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