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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: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:51 am
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Actually, you're wrong too...USC is the 2003 and 2004 AP champion.  And again, USC didn't have pros playing for them.  You have "mis-remembered" the facts.  Hate on...

Who cares what the AP says?  Since 1998, the BCS determines the national champion.



Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 11:13 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

BTW: Does this mean Stoops finally won a Championship, by default?

WDS225, what planet are you on? Stoops won a NC in 2000. 



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 9:14 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Excellent.  This paves the way for the BCS to remind Ohio State that the BCS doesn't have a statute of limitations if Maurice Clarett is found to have told the truth before the "sacred brotherhood" of Olentangy Mafia shut him up.  It also paves the way for the NCAA to let Ohio State have it with both barrels.



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 8:49 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Actually, you're wrong too...USC is the 2003 and 2004 AP champion.  And again, USC didn't have pros playing for them.  You have "mis-remembered" the facts.  Hate on...



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 8:21 pm
 

So, Has Pete Carroll Become "No-Pete" ?

Gee, I remember when he claimed he won the 2003 Championship (LSU won that one, Southern Cal wasn't invited.), and then won the 2004 Championship (He wanted to be called, "two-pete"), and then proclaimed they would Three-Peat (didn't happen).
For years, we have all called him "one-pete".

I guess he is "no-pete" now.

He is a better NFL coach, than he was, a college coach.
At least in the NFL, he can admit to having professionals playing for him.

The whole situation/system he and Orgeron created at Southern Cal is a disgrace, that will be continued as long as Lane Kiffin is there.
Apparently, Pat Haden has been infested with this win-at-all-costs attitude, which is sad.
Wake up Pat, you are better than this.

BTW: Does this mean Stoops finally won a Championship, by default?



Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 7:55 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Show me the violation and then we will talk. It is easy to say they happened and just haven't been discovered but that is defamation. Ohio State is clearly cheating. Lumping all schools in with them is wrong. Some coaches run clean programs and JoePa is one of them.  



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 7:03 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Yeah, great, "starblazer", except you're wrong.  Tell us all how USC cheated.  I won't hold my breath while you fabricate your story...

Another hater with no knowledge.



Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:44 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

Reggie Bush could care less that his name will be forever linked to impropriety, the same way Chris Webbers is, Cam Newtons will be and countless others who took money under the table will be. Its really not an indictment on their character, but moreso and indictment on the system in which the kids play, the NCAA aka the hypocrites. The system nees to be altered or kids will continue to mortgage their schools future in order to bring them short term success albeit thru scandalous rule breaking activity.



Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:40 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

This whole Reggie Bush story was revealed on an episode of Real Sports Id say at least 3 years ago when the guy his family was dealing with LLoyd Lake asked for his money back that he loaned to the family and they refused to do so. The issue was the guy Lake had a long rap sheet and no credibility when it came to the truth so no one took him seriously. Guess who got the last laugh? Well Reggie Bush did of course, he got all the money, the house for his family and now hes a professional and will never look back.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:37 pm
 

USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

So I guess this mean in 2017 or 2018 Auburn will be stipped of their then huh, oh, how the wheels grind really slow when it comes to the NCAA.

 Auburn fans should enjoy the title while they can. I sure Scam Newton's actions will eventually strip them of their title. More people will talk and when they do, more will come out and the NCAA has precedent to turn to.

While 7 years seems long, justice knows no time limit. Some ppl have waited 50 years for a wrong to be undone. 7 years is a mere pittance.

Kudos to the NCAA for getting it right. They do that so little, when they do, they should get some credit.



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