CBSSports’ Brett Murphy reports that the Big Ten has decided to remove Joe Paterno’s name from the league’s trophy.
Here’s league commissioner Jim Delany: [CBS Sports]
“We believe that it would be inappropriate to keep Joe Paterno’s name on the trophy at this time. 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 one of many small – yet poignant – reminders of a legacy that will be forever tarnished.