Posted November 14, 2011 on AP on Fox
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The Big Ten has taken Joe Paterno's name off the Big Ten's football championship trophy. League commissioner Jim Delany said Monday that it is ''inappropriate'' to keep Paterno's name on the trophy that will be awarded Dec. 3 after the first Big Ten title game. Penn State fired Paterno, its longtime head coach, last week and investigations are under way into allegations of child sex-abuse involving a former assistant for the Nittany Lions. The trophy had been named the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy. Amos Alonzo Stagg won 319 games in 57 years, most at the University of Chicago. Paterno's 409 wins are the most by a major college coach. The trophy will now be called the Stagg Championship Trophy.
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  • The Big Ten I thought stood for justice, Leaders don't convict without the facts, Leaders do not do what the Big Ten has done by this, and Penn State really messed this up. Fire someone who did not see it and keep someone who saw it, watched the abuse and did nothing at that moment to stop it, but he still has his job. So much for what the Big Ten stands for.
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