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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: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:25 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Vacating a title is meaningless.  You want to send a message?  Give them a 5 year ban on having a football program.  You think the threat of that won't help clean up the game a little?  The NCAA is not now and never has been serious about keeping any of it clean, so long as there is money to be made looking the other way. 




Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:24 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Does this really matter 7 years later?  I could care less about USC but they were the best team that year (arguably...see Auburn) and Reggie Bush was an electrifiying college football player.  He was the best player that year and I still recognize him as the Heisman winner. 




Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:24 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Who Care ?   USC won and that's all that matters let's vacate the steelers 70's superbowls because the team was all on Steriods ......... it is Ludicris evry time the NCAA opens their mouths it makes the public realize how  Corrupt the people are  who are running it .... so in a couple of years Auburn's title will be vacated because of what Cam Newton;s scumbag father did ?  Come On Give me a break acting on something 7 years later is a Fuc%^n joke !!!



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:20 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

LOL, and yet it still happened.  The NCAA has set things up for this to happen.  Guess what.  You can't take away history.  It already happened and they already won.  You can take away a trophy whatever, but they still won.  Period.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:08 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

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."

I guess it is OK to refer to the season as "a" NC season, but when it comes to the AP, that is all any of them are now.  If you want to be "the" NC, then you have to win the BCS NC game, and have gotten there fairly.  At least USC fans can still say they are two time AP champs during the BCS era. 



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Lane's Angry!

lane and monty will not be too happy with this---lane was a coach on that team and wants that in the record books.  Where can he appeal??


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