The Paterno “White-Out” Begins
Eventually, everything associated with Joe Paterno will likely be "whited out". His records, his accomplishments, his wins, and likely even his name will likely be "whited out" from all records associated with college football. All that is except for the asterisk at the bottom of the page that few people ever read.
Joe Paterno is the ignominiously fired head coach of The Pennsylvania State University college football team. He holds just about all the “good” records for college football as a coach. Many students at the school worshiped the man as a God. Mr. Paterno allegedly let down at least 8 boys when his defensive assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, allegedly raped eight little boys.
However, today began the first official “Wite-Out” of Joe Paterno from the college football world. The Big Ten said that the Penn State scandal has moved them to remove Mr. Paterno's name from the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy.
The Stagg Trophy will be awarded December 3 at the inaugural Big Ten football championship game in Indianapolis. The Stagg Trophy is named after Amos Alonzo Stagg, who won 319 games in 57 years, the most at the University of Chicago.
Paterno was allegedly a false coach. He allegedly didn't practice what he taught. That fact alone, by definition, should be enough to “Wite-Out” Paterno from all the record books, trophies, and wins associated with college football.