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


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

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!

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

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