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USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:58 pm
Edited on: June 6, 2011 3:59 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It may not come as a surprise since most people seemed to be expecting it after USC had its appeal denied earlier this month, but the BCS made things official on Monday. USC has been stripped of its 2004 BCS title thanks to an investigation that began with former running back Reggie Bush. The BCS released a statement.

"The BCS arrangement crowns a national champion, and the BCS games are showcase events for post-season football," executive director Bill Hancock said. "One of the best ways of ensuring that they remain so is for us to foster full compliance with NCAA rules. Accordingly, in keeping with the NCAA's recent action, USC's appearances are being vacated.

"This action reflects the scope of the BCS arrangement and is consistent with the NCAA's approach when it subsequently discovers infractions by institutions whose teams have played in NCAA championship events." 

There is no word on whether or not USC will return the crystal football trophy it was awarded after beating Oklahoma 55-19 in the 2005 Orange Bowl. The AP has said that it will not make changes to its poll and that USC will remain the final #1 team on it's poll in 2004, and USC athletic director Pat Haden has said in the past that the school will still refer to 2004 as a "national championship season."


Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 5:17 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Luckeyes..YOUR NEXT!!!!

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 5:13 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

I rate this post with 5 stars.....that is an excellent question.

I'm sure your bookie will consider the option of laughing in your face, or deducting your debt by 10 dollars.

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 5:03 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Cutandpaste - the deadspin article was loaded with inaccuracies.  Interesting to note that they did not quote black players who were contacted that did not agree with what they were writing.  Ask Brian Kehl (who now plays for your hometown Rams) about it.  He's black and said it is totally inaccurate.  If you don't believe him, there are many more black players who have attended BYU and who will tell you that calling BYU a racist school is simply ignorant. 

Now get back on topic and tell us why the cheaters should not be required to refund monies in addition to forfeiting titles and trophies.

Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:59 pm
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Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:56 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Vacating tittles and wins is only a partial fix. Three to five year bowl bans and ten to twenty scholarship losses a year for the same three to five years is more acceptable. No program is too much of a death penalty. Rulings should be handed out in a more timely fashion. Things have gotten out of hand and current punishments do not outweigh the gains of the violations.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:56 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Usc + Reggie Bush + Pete Carroll = Thrash/Garbage !!!!Tongue out

Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:56 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

As everyone seems to agree, this is essentially a meaningless show being put on by the NCAA and BCS.  What is truely insane is the only punishment that will actually affect anyone is the current coaches and student athletes.  Reggie Bush is not going to miss a game in the NFL.  Pete Carroll is still going to coach the Seahawks.  So as a direct result of their actions, everyone else has to bear the actual consequences of post-season bans and scholarship losses.  I'm not sure I have an answer for how to fix this, but if Jim Tressel had somehow gotten an NFL job before all this shenanigans saw the light of day (in the NCAA's eyse anyway, like no one knew what was going on) he would have skated away pretty much scott free.  Likewise, if Pryor had gone to the NFL, he never would have even been suspended.  Pretending like the past didn't happen is a laughable attempt at discouraging similar behavior moving forward.

Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:56 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Ohio State is on deck to be next too. Good riddance to Pryor. Thank god he didn't go to Penn State. Although JoePa would have never allowed this crap.  

Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:53 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

When will the NCAA investigate BYU for being a racist school?  How come they can punish black players heavier than their white players? outlines it all.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:52 pm

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

So.... Does the title go to an undefeated Auburn team,or a Chokelahoma team??

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