Restore Joe Paterno's name to the Big Ten Championship Trophy
  • Petitioned Morton Schapiro

This petition was delivered to:

President, Northwestern University
Morton Schapiro
President, University of Minnesota
Eric Kaler
President, Michigan State University
Lou Anna K. Simon
President, University of Michigan
Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Iowa
Sally Mason
President, Indiana University
Michael McRobbie
President, University of Illinois
Michael Hogan
Interim Chancellor, University of Wisconsin
David Ward
President, Purdue University
France A. Córdova
President, Ohio State University
Gordon Gee
Big Ten College Football Conference
Chancellor, University of Nebraska
Harvey Perlman
President, Penn State University
Rodney Erickson

Restore Joe Paterno's name to the Big Ten Championship Trophy

    1. John Heck
    2. Petition by

      John Heck

      Norwich, CT

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.

On 1/29/2012  I increased the signature goal to 106,572, the official seating capacity of Beaver Stadium. Let's reach this goal quickly and achieve a "Virtual White Out for Joe!"

Please sign this petition which will be forwarded to:

Big Ten Conference

James E. Delany
Commissioner

1500 West Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068-6300

Please feel free to contact said commisioner and make this same request.

Phone - (847) 696-1010
Fax numbers:
Admin. (847) 696-1150
Comm. (847) 696-1110

Additionally, the petition will be forwarded to all Big Ten College Presidents.

Please share this with everyone you know. Email, tweet, and Facebook away! Let's get this done! For the Glory....We are.....Penn State!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. We Doubled our Signatures Today!

      John Heck
      Petition Organizer

      This is amazing! I posted this morning that we reached 1000 signatures in just three days. As news has spread, and you've shared this cause, we gathered over 1500 signatures today alone! It is great to see this gaining momentum! Please continue to share! Share with your friends via email and social media. Share with your local newspapers via letters to the editor, most which can be easily submitted online. Share on online message boards and forums! Share everywhere!

      Thank you again for your support! For the Glory....We are.....Penn State!

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Over 1000 signatures in just three days!!!

      John Heck
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your overwhelming support. Please continue to share this petition with everyone through email, twitter, and facebook as we strive to achieve the "Virtual White Out for Joe".

      I have updated the petition so that the president of each Big Ten school receives an email every time someone signs! Please let me know If anyone can find an email address for the Big Ten, or its commissioner, Jim Delaney so that I can add that address as well. You know what they say, the squeaky wheel get the grease, so let's continue to squeak! Upon completion of the petition, I will mail hard copies to the Big Ten and each Big Ten President as well.

      Again, thank you for your support! For the Glory....We are.....Penn State!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Thank you for your Support! Please Share this Petition Now!

      John Heck
      Petition Organizer

      We are well on our way to restoring JoePa's Name to the Big Ten Championship trophy. In fact, I am so confident that, together, we can raise such overwhelming support for this cause, that I am increasing the signature goal to 106,572, the official seating capacity of Beaver Stadium. Let's reach this goal quickly and achieve a "Virtual White Out for Joe!"

      Please share this with everyone you know. Email, tweet, and Facebook away! Let's get this done! For the Glory....We are.....Penn State!

    7. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Nancy Tremmel ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      He was used as a scapegoat. The man is a legend no matter what

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    • Betsy Sharpe RALEIGH, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      It is important because due process was not served and we should not have caved in to the main stream media and idiots with a plane threatening to take it down if the school didn't.

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    • David Handler HOLLAND, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Paterno was not given justice but held as scapegoat for failure of others. He did nothing proven to be wrong.

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    • C Douglas Rothgaber MADISON, SD
      • over 1 year ago

      I was on the team from 1969 to 1973. Paterno was always fair and honorable on the field and in the community.

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    • Gerald Stiver LEBANON, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Greatest coach in Big Ten History, period.

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