Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany: 'We believe that it would be inappropriate to keep Joe Paterno's name on the trophy at this time.' The action comes after Penn State fired Paterno after allegations of child sexual misconduct by one of his assistant coaches surfaced. The conference debuted the trophy named for the 84-year-old legend in August.
Penn State's Joe Paterno dies at 85
Family says the legendary football coach lost his battle with lung cancer Sunday morning. Paterno started his 46-year tenure as the Nittany Lions head coach in 1966 to win a record 409 games, including two national championships. Penn State fired Paterno after allegations of child sexual misconduct by one of his assistant coaches surfaced last year.