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Big Ten Removes Joe Paterno’s Name From Championship Trophy

In the wake of the ongoing child sex abuse scandal that rocked the Penn State campus, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany announced Monday that the trophy given to the winner of the first-ever Big Ten championship game will no longer bear the name of legendary coach Joe Paterno.

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Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Fired Amidst Scandal

The Penn State Board of Trustees announced Thursday it is firing longtime football coach Joe Paterno, as well as university president Graham Spanier. Both officials are accused of not reporting to police knowledge of sexual abuses against children by a member of their staff.

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2011 NCAA College Football – Week 11 Preview

While we may not have the marquee appeal of another #1 vs. #2 matchup this week, there are still plenty of huge games in college football this week. Third-ranked Stanford must face #6 Oregon to keep its national title hopes alive, while #12 Penn State will look to escape all its controversy with a big game against #19 Nebraska in its first game since Joe Paterno was relieved of his duties. And, to whet your appetite for another big Saturday, three top 25 teams are in action this Thursday night. Here’s what you should look for in this week’s games involving teams from the AP Top 25.

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Joe Paterno Expected to Announce Retirement As Penn State Coach

In the midst of a sex scandal that has consumed Penn State University, legendary head coach Joe Paterno will reportedly announce his retirement on Wednesday. His retirement would take effect at the end of the season.

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Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno Could Lose His Job in Wake of Sex Scandal

Legendary coach Joe Paterno may be in his final days on the sidelines at Penn State, according to The New York Times.

The report cites two unnamed sources close to the PSU Board of Trustees who say that, while the exact timing and manner of his exit is still being discussed, it is clear that Paterno will not be back to coach the Nittany Lions next season.

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Tennessee Pulls Walk-On Derrick Brodus Off His Couch and Onto the Field

From the frat house to the football field — just another day in the life of Tennessee kicker Derrick Brodus. The walk-on freshman was not expected to play or even suit up for the Volunteers in last week’s game against Middle Tennessee. In fact, he wasn’t even at the stadium — he was lying on a couch in his fraternity house getting ready to watch the game when the call came. “We need you at the stadium. Now.”

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Houston Nutt Resigns As Ole Miss Coach After 12 Straight SEC Losses

After a 2-7 start to the season (0-6 in the SEC), Mississippi head coach Houston Nutt announced Monday that he will be resigning at the end of the season. Ole Miss Athletic Director Pete Boone also announced that he would be stepping down next year, but did not give a specific date.

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Missouri Announced as SEC’s 14th Member

After weeks of negotiation and “will they or won’t they” speculation, the Southeastern Conference finally made it official on Sunday, announcing its acceptance of Missouri as the league’s 14th school. The Tigers are expected to make the move next summer at the same time as fellow Big 12 member Texas A&M, which is also leaving for the SEC.

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