The Day of Reckoning is Nigh

Written June 10th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Hang on… this one needs a soundtrack:

According to the good folks over at ESPN, Southern Cal’s football team has received a two year ban from postseason play, in addition to scholarship reductions and forfeiting wins from at least their 2004 season. According to the LA Times, the Trojans will lose 20 scholarships in football, more than likely over numerous years.

There are still a lot of questions to be answered:

  • What are the specifics of the findings?
  • How will the basketball team be impacted?
  • Will the Heisman committee strip Reggie Bush of the trophy?
  • Is there a finding of either “lack of institutional control” or “repeat violators”?
  • How does Seantrel Henderson’s dad feel about these decisions?

Quick update on this last one- I’d forgotten about this:

Kiffin wanted to reassure the family once more. He spoke with Sean and then Seantrel, a 6-foot-8, 330-pound senior at Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.), telling both that any upcoming penalties from the NCAA’s infractions committee would not make the Trojans ineligible for future bowl games. USC is expected to appear in front of the committee between Feb. 19 and 21 to answer charges of major rules violations.


In addition to being excited to live in Los Angeles while this is all coming down, I’m also looking forward to LSUfreek’s take on this matter.

LSUfreek = Sooper genius

Oh, and bonus BBC points to the best photoshop update of this thing:

As always,  we’ll keep you updated as this continues to develop.


  1. brownslovecoltNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 1:08 am

    that happy happy joy joy in reference to the sanctions made my day. havent smiled that much in a long time


    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 1:18 am

    After 6 years, I’ve got a bit of pent up frustration.

    Welcome to tBBC!


    southbaybuckeye_ITSNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    i feel your pain.



  2. JimNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 6:10 am

    well, it’s better than nothing

    any word or speculation on Bush’s Heisman?


    Jeff at The BBCNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Heisman committee plans to meet. They’re supposedly pissed.

    NO, I have no source on that.


    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Anyone know if there’s precedent? Did they pull any of the Oklahoma Heismans if/when they were found to have been “Sooner-ish?”


    Jeff at The BBCNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    No precedent that I can find.

    How awesome would it be to run a story that reminds people that OJ still has his trophy but Reggie doesn’t.


  3. JimNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 6:52 am

    oh, and Pete Carroll, I didn’t think much of you to begin with, but wow, you just weaseled out with the worst of them, frolic and cheat and then when you get caught run away, that just screams man of integrity right there


  4. JoseOleNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Henderson is just plain stupid. He’s locked into his Loi and now would have to sit for a year if he tranfers. I wonder how Kiffin feels about this. This will put a damper on his one year plan to jump to another team.


  5. southbaybuckeye_ITSNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    You’ve won this round Mali. Haha

    Too bad I was at bdubs when the news broke.


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