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    The Official USC Smackdown

    big news concerning the usc investigation

    -two-year postseason ban
    -reduction in scholarships
    -a forfeiture of wins from at least the 2004 season

    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=5267933

    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.

    There is no news conference scheduled for Thursday. According to an SID at USC, the school plans to issue a statement in response to any NCAA announcement addressing penalties. A different source had said earlier in the day that the school would have a news conference following the NCAA announcement.

    The NCAA infractions committee held a hearing in February in which USC presented its responses to allegations of NCAA violations. Results of the report have been expected for several weeks.

    The Trojans' football team won seven straight Pac-10 championships and two national titles during the past decade under Pete Carroll, who left to coach the NFL's Seattle Seahawks after last season.

    No BCS conference football programs have been banned from postseason play over the past seven years, but the NCAA has been expected to make an example of USC, one of the highest-profile programs in the country.

    USC football players will be informed about the sanctions at a mandatory meeting Thursday morning, a source told Feldman.

    "For real it's out of our hands but I'm praying that the things they are saying aren't true," senior linebacker Malcolm Smith wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday night.

    Once released, USC would have a chance to appeal.

    USC already admitted wrongdoing with the basketball program and sanctioned itself, including a ban on postseason participation, a reduction of scholarships and vacating all of its wins from 2007-08.

    The school's football team is under investigation for its dealing with Heisman Trophy-winning running back Reggie Bush, who played at the school from 2003 to '05. If Bush is found retroactively ineligible, the Heisman Trust could strip him of his 2005 award.

    The NCAA and investigators from the Pac-10 Conference have tried to determine whether Bush and his parents took improper benefits, including an alleged rent-free residence provided by a sports marketer. Bush has not met with NCAA and Pac-10 investigators and has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

    USC chose to contest the allegation against the football program, hoping to overcome the perception of a lack of institutional control, which could result in significant sanctions, including scholarship reductions, TV and postseason bans, recruiting restrictions and probation.

    If USC is found guilty of major violations, the NCAA also could rule that the Trojans are "repeat violators." Per NCAA rules, "An institution shall be considered a 'repeat' violator if the Committee on Infractions finds that a major violation has occurred within five years of the starting date of a major penalty."

    The athletic program was last sanctioned in August of 2001.

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    and sorry sanchez. i love you in the straightest way possible, but i hate your school, and this news really makes me smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalomaniac View Post
    big news concerning the usc investigation

    -two-year postseason ban
    -reduction in scholarships
    -a forfeiture of wins from at least the 2004 season

    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=5267933
    Does this mean Sanchez will be considered illegal now??

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    Well I think we all assumed Carrol didn't leave for no reason.... now we know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    Does this mean Sanchez will be considered illegal now??

    ... only on road games in arizona ...








    l_j_r

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polidore22 View Post
    Well I think we all assumed Carrol didn't leave for no reason.... now we know why.
    +1 First thing that came to my mind when I heard about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    Does this mean Sanchez will be considered illegal now??
    The Jets don't play at Arizona this season so he's safe for now.

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    Sanchez*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polidore22 View Post
    Well I think we all assumed Carrol didn't leave for no reason.... now we know why.
    This will undoubtedly do some irreparable damage to Carroll's reputation here in SoCal. The SH*T is just now beginning to hit the fan!

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    The loss of the 20 scholarships is the worst punishment, that alone is enough to devastate the program. RIP USC football

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    Does this mean Sanchez will be considered illegal now??
    now that is so wrong..but funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polidore22 View Post
    Well I think we all assumed Carrol didn't leave for no reason.... now we know why.
    i think we all knew why carrol bolted for seattle. he knew there was wrong doing in that program and got out when he could.

    Quote Originally Posted by lamont_jordan_rules View Post
    ... only on road games in arizona ...
    l_j_r
    so does that mean kellen will be the starter when you have to go to arizona????

    Quote Originally Posted by simijet View Post
    This will undoubtedly do some irreparable damage to Carroll's reputation here in SoCal. The SH*T is just now beginning to hit the fan!
    i am quite sure there is alot more to come... guess it sucks to be USC now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    The loss of the 20 scholarships is the worst punishment, that alone is enough to devastate the program. RIP USC football
    No postseason for 2 years is worse. Whatever scholarships they do get will come to USC knowing that for 2 seasons there is no chance of a bowl game.

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    this ban from post season will cost USC some major cash.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    The loss of the 20 scholarships is the worst punishment, that alone is enough to devastate the program. RIP USC football
    pfft. Does anyone remember where USC football was before Carroll got there.

    Carroll (Like Herm, IMO) is a born college coach. another team will give him the opportunity to turn their program around once he can't cut it in the NFL again.

    BTW - what's with the Big 10, did they decide they weren't mediocre enough. They wanted to grab two more colleges that are above average in football? If you are going to aim to destroy a league and bring in teams, at least make them good teams.

    Seems like the Pac 10 is the big winner there.

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    Best news I heard all week!!
    Couldn't happen to a sh*ttier program!!!

    Sooooo, can the Irish now get back the win that was taken away by 'The Push' in 2005??
    Just sayin'......

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    To root against USC is to root against the Jets. Our QB needs your support. Go to hell, you traitors.

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    the ncaa just issued a huge smackdown to Usc.It will take them a while to recover.

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    can't help but laugh at Lane Kiffin....I hear the echos of laughter coming from Knoxville, Tn....

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