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Joe Paterno's son has a plan to restore father's name to Big Ten trophy

November 19, 2011 |  3:51 pm


Joe Paterno might have his name restored on the Big Ten Conference football championship trophy. Kind of.

Jay Paterno, Penn State's quarterbacks coach, has a plan to place his father’s name back on what had been called the Stagg-Paterno Trophy.

Asked his reaction to the conference announcing this week that it was removing his father’s name, Jay Paterno said:

“The only reaction I had was, let’s get there and win it and put it back on. We’ll bring it on a post-it note … we’ll stick it right back, but we’ve got to get to the game first.”

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The Nittany Lions defeated Ohio State, 20-14, on Saturday to set up a showdown at Wisconsin next week for first place in the Big Ten’s Leaders Division.

The winner of that game will meet Michigan State in the conference’s first championship game.


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Photo: Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno on the sideline during the game against Nebraska last week at State College, Pa. Credit: Michael Kubel / The Morning Call