NCAA rejects USC’s bid to reduce sanctions

“USC’s appeal to the NCAA to modify some of the harshest sanctions in college sports history has been denied, several people familiar with the appeal confirmed Wednesday,” according to the L.A. Times.

“An official announcement is expected Thursday.

‘”USC has received a response from the NCAA regarding our appeal of NCAA sanctions,” the school said in a statement. “However, under NCAA rules, we cannot comment on this response until the NCAA releases the decision to the public tomorrow morning [May 26].

“The NCAA had no comment.

“A USC contingent went before the NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee in January and requested that the five-member panel to reduce by half the severest penalties against the football program that were handed down last summer by the NCAA’s Committee of Infractions, which cited USC for a lack of institutional control.

“USC is expected to be stripped of the 2004 Bowl Championship Series trophy it won by defeating Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

The rest of the article is here.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

4 thoughts on “NCAA rejects USC’s bid to reduce sanctions”

  1. My Mom and Dad, who both went to UCLA, used to sing this song in the ’60s: “Fight on for old ‘SC, the halfback wants his sal-ar-y!” Some of their lifelong friends were Trojans, though.

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