Originally Posted by michael_1265
I'm not sure about Orwellian, but I am sure the NCAA was trying to hit PSU where it hurt: Paterno's legacy. I don't know how much sense it makes, or what it will change, though.
But it doesn't change his legacy. Now everyone will say, Paterno is the most winning coach but they changed his wins to losses because of Sandusky.
It's not like the old USSR, everyone knows Paterno won more games. You can't actually change history, and Paterno has not been accused of cheating in those games. That's why I use the term Orwellian.