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Joe Paterno's name off Big Ten trophy

Updated: November 15, 2011, 1:28 AM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

In light of the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State, Joe Paterno's name has been removed from the new Big Ten championship trophy, the conference announced Monday.

The Big Ten said that the crisis at Penn State, which led to Paterno's firing as coach Wednesday night, prompted the decision to remove his name from the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy. The trophy will be awarded Dec. 3 at the inaugural Big Ten football championship game at Indianapolis.

The trophy will now ...

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