USC Sanctions

Submitted by Crable Robber on June 9th, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Per Bruce Feldman

USC has been hit with a two-year post-season ban in addition to the loss of scholarships, among other penalties from the NCAA.



June 10th, 2010 at 8:09 AM ^

I can't help but feel bad for kids like Matt Barkley.  While I despise USC unlike any other program in the land, Barkley seems like a humble kid with his head on straight and a ton of talent to boot.  And now he is screwed because of the transgressions of others, and Lane Kiffin is now his head coach.  I bet his head is swimming right about now.


June 10th, 2010 at 9:47 AM ^

Hmmm... maybe that's why they hired Lane Kiffin. They knew they'd get these sanctions and figured they could just fire him when they don't go bowling for two straight seasons.



June 9th, 2010 at 11:46 PM ^

ESPN doesn't know what the fuck they are talking about.  They have reported three times now that a decision would be coming down when it wasn't.  They are literally just throwing darts at the wall at this point.

This is the latest from the people who actually know what is going on at USC:

We'll all know soon enough, but ESPN seriously needs to just shut up until the official announcement comes at this point from either SC or the NCAA.


June 9th, 2010 at 11:52 PM ^

ESPN doesn't know what the fuck they are talking about.  They have reported three times now that a decision would be coming down when it wasn't.  They are literally just throwing darts at the wall at this point.


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My thoughts exactly.


June 10th, 2010 at 9:15 AM ^


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NCAA has decided to ban USC's football team from the postseason
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for two years and strip the program of scholarships.
     The Los Angeles Times reported the NCAA sanctions include
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posted on on Wednesday night, the Trojans also will
forfeit wins "from at least the 2004 season."
     The penalties stem from the NCAA's investigation of
allegations of improper benefits for Heisman Trophy-winning
running back Reggie Bush during his time at the school.
     Southern California announced in January that it had
imposed sanctions on the basketball team for recruiting
violations involving O.J. Mayo, including a ban on postseason
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On Bloomberg this morning there is an AP story supporting the 2-year ban claim.  That being said, the story simply mentions "two media outlets" and doesn't name them.
So does it count as "three sources" if the third source is describing the first two sources???  LOL -- Gotta love the MSM.


June 10th, 2010 at 7:44 AM ^

I frequently do presentations for my government clients. I've got another one in a few weeks. They are the undisputed World Champions when it comes to "jumping to conclusions" (worse, they begin making half-assed decisions based on those conclusions).

This is now going to be a picture in the slide deck I show them next time. Hopefully, they'll get the message.


June 10th, 2010 at 12:01 AM ^

Bottom line on sportscenter says 2 year postseason ban as well as loss of scholarships...but until they at least put it on im not sure i believe it. 


June 10th, 2010 at 10:24 AM ^

Sean Parker went to Washington, not USC.

Plus, Dillon Baxter was also a bomb-ass safety prospect, as well as being one of the best RB (if not the best) prospects in the 2010 class.  Whichever side of the ball he plays on, he will be absolutely fantastic.


June 10th, 2010 at 12:36 AM ^

If this all comes to pass I hope Pete Carroll gets hammered by the media.  Not only for the violations but for leaving in the dead of night before it all it the fan.


June 10th, 2010 at 2:22 AM ^

most people would have done the same thing...


or would you have rather stayed only to get fired/reamed w/o any job offers anywhere?


I'm personally glad Kiffin's gonna go through some hurtin' the next two years..


June 10th, 2010 at 12:38 AM ^

the postseason ban only matters if it doesn't start until the 2011 season.  2010 recruits can't do anything about it now, so it doesn't really hurt USC.  and 2011 recruits would only have to live with missing a bowl for one year, which isn't such a big deal, because so few of them would be playing in it anyway.  if 2011 recruits knew they would miss two bowls, meaning even if they redshirted, they still couldn't play, that might have a real effect on recruiting.

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June 10th, 2010 at 12:51 AM ^

ESPN is reporting the USC sanctions?

USC is the ESPN cash cow I figured they'd cover this up!

But in all seriousness, Bruce Feldman is legit (unlike some othe espn people who won't be named), so I believe him.