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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."

Comments

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:51 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

When will Mr. Hancock grow a set of balls and also require the monies that USC received for playing in the National Championship game be refunded?  And will the same set of standards be applied when Auburn and Ohio State get NCAA sanctions?  Doubtful!



Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:49 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

So if USC title is stripped do I get my money back from my booky cause I bet on Oklahoma???



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:49 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Reggie was a great player but should not have been there after his first year. He was on the take, should have been reported by the staff and the NCAA would have suspended him possibly for his career. USC would have received some type of punishment to include post season bans more than likely. But Pete Carroll was dirty and got away with it.



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:45 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Your right.. because that team had zero talent and Reggie won the season by himself... Oh and his lack of touchdownin the NC proved to be pivitol



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:41 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

EDIT: Produce



Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Cheaters.....

USC finnally proven to be nothing but cheating bums. Had you not cheated you would have been just what you are now, MIDDLE OF THE PACK AVERAGE  TEAM...........



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:39 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Did the NCAA and BCS get together and prodeuce a device to erase memories? if not the wins stand. They happened. THis my friends is the fatal flaw of the sanctions program.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:36 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

USC won and that's all that matters let's vacate the steelers 70's superbowls because the team was all on Steriods
Yeah, because it was totally illegal back then Undecided.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:35 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Great....and that means? I still remember USC winning and that is all that matters. Man up and give them a REAL punishment.



Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:26 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

If you want to be "the" NC, then you have to win the BCS NC game, and have gotten there fairly. 


Then when is LSU giving back their "national championsips"?


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