The winner of the inaugural Big Ten Championship game will receive the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy, named for current Penn State Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno and legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg.
According to CBSSports.com, Stagg's great-grandson thinks that the family may want to reevaluate the name of the trophy if "more disturbing evidence" is uncovered involving Paterno.
Stagg also chimed in with his thoughts on the ongoing investigation.
"If he [Paterno] has been complicit in this, he’s got to step down," said Stagg, a 54-year-old father working in sales in Grand Rapids, Mich. "Unfortunately that would be the case."
Asked specifically if "complicit" meant not going to authorities if Paterno knew a crime had been committed, Stagg said: "If you have knowledge of what’s going on, you have to alert authorities. You can’t leave it up to someone else to alert authorities. You have to. It’s the only thing to do."
At the moment, Penn State is in the driver's seat to play in the Big Ten Championship Game. The thought of Joe Paterno hoisting the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy in the midst of the current situation isn't one that a lot of Big Ten fans might feel comfortable with. Just like the Stagg family, we'll just have to wait and see...