UPDATE: The NCAA has spoken.
Yesterday they took down the statue of Paterno that sat outside Beaver Stadium.
This morning the NCAA knocked Paterno completely off his pedestal as the winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 history. Among the sanctions the NCAA dropped on the Nittany Lions is stripping the school of all its victories from 1998-2011.
This is from someone who was never really a big fan of either Joe Paterno or Penn State. I don't get it. It's pretty clear this was structured specifically as a way to take a shot at Paterno, and to take his name off from the top of that list with the most victories.
It strikes me as vindictive.
At least that's my initial reaction. If you disagree, by all means post a comment.