“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.
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