THE NCAA SMACK DOWN

Posted: June 13, 2010 by NattieLiz in Fans, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football, USC

The NCAA has made its decision in the case against USC and its laundry list of infractions dating back to 2004. The Trojans will lose 30 scholarships over the next 3 recruiting seasons and cannot participate in a bowl game the next two years. U.S.C. will also be forced to vacate all victories beginning in December 2004 — including the Trojans’ BCS title in January 2005. The harshest of these penalties stem from the improper benefits said to be received by Reggie Bush and Basketball player, O.J. Mayo. The school lacked total control of its athletic program and disregarded the NCAA’s compliance rules.

The football team may have received the hardest blow, but lets not forget its the athletic program as a whole. The basketball team was forced to vacate its victories from the 06-07 season and forfeited one scholarship. The Trojan team has also been barred from the 2010 postseason. The university will also return the $206,200 it received for participating in the 2008 N.C.A.A. tournament. The women’s tennis program was also penalized because a player used a university credit card to make $7,000 worth of international phone calls….(I’d personally love to meet this idiot)

Just to put the icing on the cake, the current Junior and Senior athletes are allowed to transfer to any other non Pac-10 football program and not have to sit out, they will have immediate play…. PEACE OUT SC! The University has admitted guilt but claims the punishment received is too harsh, so they plan on setting up an appeal. Good Luck with that guys, I think its time to cut your loses and start to rebuild with integrity this time around.

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