Skip to comments.Source: USC football gets 2-year ban
Posted on 06/10/2010 7:18:27 AM PDT by commish
The USC football program will receive a two-year postseason ban, a reduction in scholarships and a forfeiture of wins from at least the 2004 season when the NCAA releases its sanctions on Thursday, a source told ESPN's Shelley Smith.
The Los Angeles Times reported the NCAA sanctions include the loss of more than 20 scholarships.
ESPN The Magazine's Bruce Feldman confirmed the two-year postseason ban and a reduction in scholarships from a second USC source.
USC will respond Thursday to the NCAA's findings following its investigation into possible violations by the Trojans' football and men's basketball programs, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.
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NO word on whether the forfieture of games in 2004 will also cause them to be stripped of their National Championship for that Season.
Not good for USC!
My UConn men’s basketball program has been having problems also.
Ping this over to GOPUSA, he handles college football PINGS.
Ping for the list.
Sorry to hear that. The Big East isn't the Big East without them as a full citizen.
Great move Lane!....
Wow. WOW. Big stuff there for the downtown campus. Major impact coming.......
Some information Glenn.
“Guess we now know why Pete Carroll split for the NFL. “
It’s a shame that a coach can screw so many people and escape without paying a penalty. Everybody thought Pete Carroll was such a stand up guy. Yeah, about as stand up as Nick Saban.
This is a lesson to college administrators, police your sports programs, or you may find yourself in this situation.
I'd have to go back through months of FR posts to prove this, but this is exactly what I speculated a while back when the rumors of his departure from USC first surfaced.
“”As for Carroll, he said he was voting for Barack Obama.
“It’s time,” Carroll said. “I’m excited for it, for everybody. Most of all, I’m excited to be represented by him around the world.”””
Who would get the title instead?
I think you’re being terribly naive if you think USC was “screwed” in any way by their former coach. I can almost guarantee you that in every NCAA case like this, the entire school administration — along with many of its alumni — is complicit in whatever wrongdoing brought on the sanctions.
Will someone explain “post season” ban to me?
(Reggie) Bush’s fault.
Hey! I swear I didn't do anything.
Not good for college football. Big loss of TV revenue. Everybody is going to feel it in their pockets.
“I can almost guarantee you that in every NCAA case like this, the entire school administration along with many of its alumni is complicit in whatever wrongdoing brought on the sanctions.”
If that’s the case, then as usual, the kids are the only ones to be hurt. And not even the kids involved in the wrong doing, it’s the current crop that pays. Not every athelete gets the star treatment.
Lukewarm punishment IMHO.
The ncaa investigated USC for almost 5 years, and all they got was ONE family of ONE athlete got illegal benefits, and that athlete may (it’s disputed) have gotten benefits, too. The benefits did not come from any booster, or anyone connected with the university. The only one who said the university knew, is a convicted perjurer, who fingered one assistant coach, who denies all this.
Oh yes, there was the football player who drove his girlfriend’s car, where the car was financed by her employer who is not an agent or a “booster”.
What a farce. USC’s real sin was winning.
What UConn did was arguably worse than USC’s violations.
They can’t get invited to a bowl game for the duration of the sanctions.
was = is
Who would get the title instead?
“Not good for college football. Big loss of TV revenue. Everybody is going to feel it in their pockets.”
Are you kidding? USC is a big time program, yes, but if they got the death penalty, college football wouldn’t even notice. When USC sucked before Carroll got there, sort of a self imposed probation, college football did just fine.
College football is bigger than any individual program.
No bowl appearances anywhere....
If I remember correctly, this is exactly what happened when SMU was hit with some serious sanctions about 20+ years back.
Hired Kiffin just in time! Man, Tennessee is lucky Kiffin left and saved them from their biggest hiring mistake in decades!
Thanks you two....
SMU was paying their players. They got punished then kept on paying them. Gov. Clements said at the time “we have to honor our commitments to these players”.
It means that any game after the regular season is now off limits to the program.
And when you consider that the Rose Bowl, or any other BCS Bowl, are the main post season games in which USC appears, with a 17 million dollar payout, it can be a substantial shot to the school's budget.
Additionally, if the PAC-10 expands to 16 teams with a conference championship game, that would likely be an additional double digit millions they would be forbidden to take part in, even if they had the best conference record.
So a "post season ban" could wind up costing USC between 17-35 million bucks and severely hamper their recruiting activities since high school kids like to envision themselves sitting on the bench in their freshman year of college mouthing the words "Hi Mom" on national TV.
I hope Tennessee wins it all this year just to rub it in his face.
But to be fair, I know this happens at many schools - part time jobs where no one is showing up - cars, perks...
I concur. I believe that the harsh penalty is to crush the west coast’s ascendancy in football and save the big east conference. East Coast bias anyone?
Lane Kiffin had nothing to do with it, and yet no one deserves it more...
Coach Bob Knight was asked about this today on ESPN Radio. He said, quote,
“If the current leadership of the NCAA were put in charge of planning the Normandy Invasion, our troops would have landed in Portugal”
I remember when that happened. SMU was always a force in College football until that happenned. They always had a tailback who was so fast they looked like their feet never touched the ground.
Reduced (or none, I can't recall) scholarships, no post season play, and I think no national TV spots, just killed that program.
Of course “post season” makes perfect sense now - lol - I was wondering if they got any TV sanctions?
Hey, Lane. You can go ahead and feel free to make those Christmas and New Year’s plans. Won’t be anything getting in the way.
Cool, I loathe USC
“Lane Kiffin had nothing to do with it, and yet no one deserves it more...”
Kiffin was an assistant at USC at the time.
Same goes for me. I’m clean.
Hey, now at least Charlies Weiss can add a win against USC to his sterling resume!
Are you kidding me? SEC is where it’s at!!
BTW, the Dawgs ranked #2 in academics just behind Vandy! How ‘bout that!
No wonder Carroll left the University of Spoiled Children. :)
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