NCAA Denies USC Scholarship Relief Request

The NCAA quickly reached a decision Friday on USC’s appeal for relief from scholarship reductions:
“There is no comparison between USC and Penn State. USC’s appeal was denied, and there is no further consideration being given.”

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  • Stu Azole

    So silly, you Trogies. I told you nothing would come of this. You continue to live in full denial – maybe this will wake you to the truth. Lane’s your coach, your QB is inept, your O line is terrible and recruits are now looking across town as the place to play! 1 to UN was the last of your glory for years to come! LOL!

    • Trojan Hoarse

      Stu HATES USC…….we get it….but he loves to remind us, every chance he gets……everyday, every post….what great life he leads…..

  • TrojanConquest

    Time to lawyer-up or fire Haden. What is the status of the Todd McNair lawsuit?

    • at least you’re still dreaming!!!!

      fit on!!

    • sureshot32

      I’ve been trying to get updates on that every week or so for the past few months. The last I could find was from mid-May when the story broke about the judge denying the NCAA request to keep everything sealed. It looks like it’s still proceeding at a snail-like pace. I’d like to know the date of the next court date.

      • Independent_George

        McNair has been was granted a 30 day extension of time to file. His brief is due on Oct 18. He will probably get one more 30 day extension, then the NCAA gets to file their reply.

        • old_trojan_93

          Which means by the time all is said and done, we will have passed NLI day and the time to get any lost scholies back will be long gone.

          • Independent_George

            It isn’t USC’s lawsuit. It is McNair;s, so it goes on his schedule.

          • marvgoux1

            Remember how long Lloyd Lake’s trial took?

  • B.Miller

    Dear USC,
    We at the NCAA approve and validated child rape and the hiding of it by school officials in the athletic department..
    While we at the NCAA strongly protest against NCAA Amateurism. Request denied!

    signed the,

    • Stu Azole

      Note to dopey SC fans: NCAA is not the police. The police handle rape claims. NCAA handles fairness in college sports. You cheat, you pay. You rape, you go to jail. That’s just how it’s worked out.

      • Trojan Hoarse

        Stu HATES USC…….we get it….but he loves to remind us, every chance he gets…….


        Sandusky raped JoePa in that shower, and Pen State tried to cover it up! That is cheating!

      • B.Miller

        HA! that is the dumbest stuff I have ever heard..
        We all have a responsibility to keep kids safe, and when your athletic department allows it to happen and then covers it up.. everyone at that school is accountable..
        And your a moron for responding with the stupidity of a UCLA fan.. if you were standing if front of me.. Id put powder on my hand and smack the sh** out of you!

  • Henry Bibby

    Wolfie are you happy? I see you grinning. Luckily for USC, we have and always will be superior to Penn State. Sanctions or not.

  • SaferInWestwood

    “They’re just jealous, they’re not SC” – MG
    LMAO!! Limbo U



    LOVE the response!!! as i said, “no comparison between Southern Cal and Molester U!!!”

    i mean, how do you gueys even go on from here???

    the NCAA has said your worse than a bunch of freaking pedophiles, including that old piece of crap “JoPa”!!!!



      It is WRONG to touch people in there crotches.

  • B.Miller

    Truth is .. Penn St has a school and whole state that was willing to fight the NCAA and its sanctions..
    While USC just bent over and took the punishment given, USC didn’t fight or battle for lesser sanctions..

    • Stu Azole

      it’s funny you use the “bend over” reference in a discussion re SC and Penn State. Silly Trojies.

      • Stu you are on FIRE!!

        i almost feel SORRY for the gueys!!!

        that’s ALMOST!!!

    • marvgoux1

      True we can’t even get all of LA to help us much less California.

  • lets not gloss over the lightening quick DENIAL by the NCAA!!! you beter believe they were sending a MESSAGE!!!

    and the message is: Southern Cal SUCKS!!!

  • Independent_George

    Well, sanction relief was probably Kiffin’s last lifelime. Attendance is down, big time donors have bailed, the program is expected to down $11 million in revenues, and the school wants to raise $70 to $100 mil to renovate the Coliseum. Ain’t happening with Kiffin as coach.

  • 22

    Given the compliance efforts that SC has taken since the NCAA sanctions were issued, and the punishments subsequently issued to other schools, it is surprising that no relief has been afforded to the school. It raises the specter that the NCAA is pursuing a hidden agenda. There is more to this story than what has been disclosed.

    • Helen

      Agree. Especially given the unusually quick (for NCAA) response.

      • Stu Azole

        there was no new appeal. SC appealed previously in the past and LOST. Why on earth would the NCAA revisit this now? ANSWER: IT WOULDN’T! Lose on!

        • Trojan Hoarse

          Stu HATES USC…….we get it….but he loves to remind us, every chance he gets……everyday, every post….what great life he lives…..

          • Stu Azole

            Thanks for caring, Mr. Hoarse! Nothing funnier than being bashed for posting here by another guy who posts here just as frequently! My life RULES! After all, I went to UCLA! 2nd Rate Education ON!

          • Trojan Hoarse

            WRONG!….. you’re a gutless LOSER… you were born that way…. and you will die that way…..8 clap your way to your grave……..your life SUCKS

          • Stu Azole

            Haha, just like your football team! Kiffen ON!

          • easy, T-HOSE!!! why are you taking this all personal??

            besides anyone with eyes can see Stu, Bucket, Thai are on here with big grins and having fun!!

            one pictures you Dummies with gritted teeth, banging at the keyboard!!! no es muy bueno!!

          • Trojan Hoarse

            It’s not personal, Sonny…… It’s strictly business.

          • Trojan Hoarse

            Gritted teeth?…… Banging at the keyboard????….please don’t give yourself that much credit, Golden Ticket Breath…….

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Great point Chuck!

            Thai is always a barrel of laughs on here. Never a mean word from him.

          • i am reminded of Fredo’s comments in defense of Mo Green: “aww, sure Thai flys off the handle once in a while…but he don’t mean nothin’ by it!!”

          • B.Miller

            Actually your just a P***Y that comes to a website to run your mouth..

    • Hey SUC’s

      SUC fans simply refuse to take responsibility for SUC’s incredible cheek. When SUC was busted did they offer a mea culpa. No, SUC denied the problem, whined that it was being targeted, then ignored and impeded the NCAA investigation. Your crack AD compounded the problem via arrogance, and bad attitude. Did Little Petey Pom-Pom testify on behalf of SUC–No! SUC got what it deserved, and the NCAA did the correct thing in denying Haden’s hat-in-hand plea. Kiffy’s on with his excuses.

  • Helen

    The NCAA is correct – there is no comparison between USC and Penn State. USC’s problems were with the Bush family 100 miles away while Penn State’s problems were with the coaches and academic administrators. USC has done everything possible to appease the NCAA and they can not say USC did not make “significant
    progress under and continued compliance with the Athletics Integrity

    The latest mistake by the NCAA was to loosen the sanctions on Penn State as this opens the door for every school on probation in the future to come back and seek a reduction in penalties. The NCAA will regret this decision.

    Personally I think the Penn State football program should never have been sanctioned, but instead criminal charges should have been filed against the coaches and administrators involved.

    USC is too close to the end of sanctions anyway that they are better off just riding them out.

    • EncinitasBruin

      Aren’t the sanctions ending in February? Does that mean that for the ’14 class, you get your full 25? If so, what difference would an NCAA roll-back on sanctions make right now, mid-season, for USC? Other than a moral victory/vindication? Maybe I’m missing something here.

      • Independent_George

        Yes. The context of what you are missing, because you probably had the sense not to click for a 7-day trial to the pay board at USCFOOTBALL.COM, is that Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber seem to be trying to counter act a decline in subscriptions (the team isn’t as good, so people are going to drift away, happens with every fan board) with good old fashioned demagoguing.

        • EncinitasBruin

          Ah, got it. Thanks.

  • EncinitasBruin

    Lots of hubbub about schollie reductions and their affect on SC. Obviously, they have had a negative effect. The bigger question for me: What does it take to build a dynasty? SC has a football dynasty, just as UCLA has a basketball dynasty. But it’s been 10 years since SC last won a football NC, and 18 years since UCLA’s last BB NC. Is the dynasty about coaching? USC had Robinson and Carroll, but even before those guys, you were Tailback U with a fist-full of NCs. UCLA had Wooden and to a much-lesser extent, Harrick, to bring home 11 NCs. Undoubtedly, UCLA is moving in a positive direction in FB, with shiny new facility plans unveiled, recent high-notes on the field and on the recruiting trail. My take is that SC is a football dynasty on hold until they land another elite coach like Carroll. UCLA is in the opposite position: UCLA has an elite coach with dynasty talk on hold until we can win an NC.

  • trojandude207

    It is time for USC to either sue the NCAA as Penn Stated did, or administer its own scholarships and leave the NCAA. The NCAA cannot stop a school from leaving and there is no law to prevent a school from giving as many scholarships as they want. The NCAA has proven bias and they are waiting for a judge to hand them their hat in in the McNair case. Once the facts of that case come to light (as many have) it will prove what many people have said all along: The NCAA wanted to stop USC from enjoying a game.

    • marvgoux1

      If we leave the NCAA who are we going to play?

      • trojandude207

        Being a member of the NCAA is supposed to be a move to even out the playing field not skew it in favor of one conference. Enlistment in the NCAA is voluntary and not mandatory, if one team breaks away maybe others will follow.

  • Arturo

    Given the recent ruling on former players winning a lawsuit against the ncaa, settling out of court to be more accurate, if I am a parent of a player on SC’s roster and my son gets hurt, would I have a case against the ncaa for creating unsafe conditions on the practice field for my son?(Think Marqise Lee who is set to make a nice chunk of change NFL) Even if this is farfetched, I’d say just keep suing them -the ncaa- (McNair, former players, current players etc) until they just fold up and wither away. (Crawl back to where they came from actually). Go Trojans!!

    • gotroy22

      It’s ironic that fucla’s Rick Neuheisel showed us that you can defeat the NCAA in court but Pat Haden was too gutless to do it 3 years ago.

      • Tom Oday

        Do you really think Pat Haden has the authority to sue the NCAA on behalf of the University of Southern California? He is not the president of the school. He is not the head of the legal department that represents the school. He’s the f’n athletic director. Unlike the football team…the legal plays are called from knowledgeable people up in the booth. As of now there is a unknown reason (to the public) why USC has not sued.