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USC Faces NCAA Committee Sanctions

By Kristofor Molson     Jan 12, 2010 in Sports
The University of Southern California Trojans' football and men's basketball programs will face the NCAA Committee on Infractions in February.
University of Southern California self imposed sanctions could be just the beginning as the university to punish themselves before their hearing with NCAA Committee on Infractions. USC's talk about vacating wins and not entering tournaments won't be made official until the NCAA Committee on Infractions hears the case in February.
Under NCAA protocol schools are typically given a notice of allegations at least three months prior to a hearing with COI. After receiving the notice of allegations which USC did, they have 90 days to respond to the notice of allegations before a hearing is set on the committee on infractions calendar. USC was given notice of infractions for both football and men's basketball, but the infractions will focus more on investigations of the entire athletic department's culpability in any possible infractions and their failure to monitor.
The university has banned themselves from post season play this year and scaled back scholarships, cut back the number of days spent recruiting, forfeited victories and returned NCAA tournament revenue for improprieties involving one year player O.J. Mayo during the 2007-2008 season.
A decision can be made six to eight weeks after a hearing meaning that it might not be until the spring when more details of the violations that were investigated in the football and basketball hearing.
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