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Posted on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 3:17 p.m.

Stagg family member uneasy with the Joe Paterno's name on the Paterno-Stagg Big Ten trophy

By Staff


The Stagg-Paterno trophy.

Jeff Sainlar |

Big Ten Conference co-founder Amos Alonzo-Stagg died in 1965 at age 102, so there's no telling what he would think of sharing his name with just-fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno on a trophy.

So his great grandson, Robert Stagg of Grand Rapids, has some thoughts about the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy that will be awarded for the first time at the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 3.

Robert Stagg talked with Dennis Dodd of earlier this week and said, "We’ve kind of cheered JoePa along. We’re still hoping he’s cleared on this. If something else comes to light and he kind of let this go leaving someone else to handle, then we may feel very differently …

“We’ll just have to wait and see but if we find that a lot more disturbing evidence comes out I’m sure we will have a lot of discussion with the Big Ten."



Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 4:25 p.m.

It seems like there are a lot of dark rumors surrounding this scandal. I fear this may just be the tip of the iceberg for Penn State and the Second-Mile charity. A radio personality in Pennsylvania wrote an article about the situation seven months ago that was ignored by Penn State. Looks like he was spot-on. Now, he's claiming the Second Mile &quot;pimped&quot; out children to major donors. And then there is the missing District Attorney involved, who went missing in 2005 and was declared dead in 2010. His computer and harddrive were found in a river, erased and destroyed It's difficult not to wonder if these millionaire donors and missing DA have some sort of connection. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>