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The NCAA’s case against USC

Reggie Bush, Pete Carroll
USC running back Reggie Bush speaks with Coach Pete Carroll during a practice session in 2005. NCAA sanctions imposed on USC’s sports programs end Tuesday.
(Alexander Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)

NCAA sanctions against USC’s athletic program:

•Public reprimand and censure.

•Four years of probation: from June 10, 2010, through June 9, 2014.

•Postseason ban for the 2009-10 men’s basketball season (self-imposed).


•Postseason ban for the 2010 and 2011 football seasons.

•One-year show-cause penalty for assistant football coach Todd McNair (June 10, 2010, to June 9, 2011).

•Vacation of two football wins in 2004, including the BCS championship game, and all 12 wins in 2005.

•Vacation of all basketball wins in the 2007-08 season, including the NCAA tournament (self-imposed).


•Vacation of all wins in women’s tennis between November 2006 and May 2009 (self-imposed).

•Reduction of football scholarships by 10 per year for three academic years.

•Reduction of men’s basketball scholarships from 13 to 12 for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years (self-imposed).

•Reduction of the total number of recruiting days in men’s basketball by 20 days (from 130 to 110) for the 2010-11 academic year (self-imposed).

•$5,000 fine (self-imposed).

•Remittance of the $206,200 the university received for its participation in the 2008 NCAA basketball tournament. (self-imposed).

•Disassociation of football player Reggie Bush, basketball player O.J. Mayo and “booster” Rodney Guillory.

•Release of three men’s basketball recruits from their letters of intent (self-imposed).


•Prohibition of all non-university personnel, including boosters, from traveling on football and men’s basketball charters, attending football and men’s basketball team practices, attending or participating in any way with university football and men’s basketball camps (including donation of funds), and having access to the sidelines and locker rooms for football and men’s basketball games.

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