Tuesday, June 1, 2010

USC verdict to come Friday

It is not a good time to be a college basketball fan. Tiny Gallon, Eric Bledsoe, Jim Calhoun, the Kansas ticket office -- it seems like the only thing we have to talk about is scandal.

On Sunday, Dana O'Neil added to that mess.

The NCAA committee on infractions will release its findings regarding the USC football and basketball programs on Friday, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this. If you remember, USC already imposed sanctions on the basketball team this past season, putting limitations on recruiting and banning themselves from postseason play. But given that the Trojans had two major infractions over the last half-decade -- i.e. Reggie Bush and OJ Mayo were getting paid -- and taking into account that the USC football program, which was a cash cow in the mid-aughts, is no longer as strong (and without Pete Carroll), its possible that the NCAA could give USC a more severe blow.

We will keep an eye on this story and how it plays out.

Hopefully, the kids on the USC basketball team won't be punished any more for a crime they did not commit.

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