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Petition seeks to put Joe Paterno’s name back on the Big Ten trophy

Petition seeks to put Joe Paterno’s name back on the Big Ten trophy

Hyped by on February 9, 2012 Website: nittanylionsden.com

Penn State students and alumni, as well as fans from all other BigTen schools, have begun electronically signing a petition to restore Joe Paterno's name on the BigTen's football trophy. If you would like to sign the petition, it can be found here. It reads in part:

"In the after math of the Sandusky scandal, the Big Ten Conference unjustly removed Joe Paterno's name from the championship trophy. In light of JoePa's recent passing, the Big Ten Conference should restore his name to its rightful place along side Alonzo Stagg on the Championship trophy. Paterno led an incomparable life, dedicated to athletics, education, and charity. His mantra "Success with Honor", and the success of his "Grand Experiment" exemplify all that is good and right in athletics and life. His contributions to Penn State and collegiate athletics are immeasurable, and his coaching record will never be surpassed. The Big Ten must honor Joe Paterno by restoring his name to the Big Ten Trophy at once."

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Voted by Kevin McGuire