Thursday, June 10, 2010

NCAAF Betting: Two-year postseason ban for USC Football from NCAA

Maybe Lane Kiffin should’ve stayed at Tennessee.

According to an ESPN report, the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans’ football team is about to be imposed with sanctions, which include a two-year ban from bowl games, a reduced number of scholarships and in addition, the football team will also forfeit wins from 2004.

The NCAA is disciplining USC football because of allegations against Trojan alumnus and current New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush.

The L.A. Times says that Bush and his parents are accused of accepting improper gifts — including a house in San Diego that was allegedly owned by a company that sought to represent the RB when he entered the NFL.

Bush could also forfeit his 2005 Heisman Trophy award.

Pete Carroll, who served as USC football coach from 2001 to 2009 and coached Bush, left for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks back in January.

The NCAA could make its ruling official on Thursday and USC would have an opportunity to appeal.

This isn’t the the only time that USC has been disciplined recently; the university banned its basketball team from the postseason and forfeited wins from the 2007/08.

The USC Trojans are currently listed at +1000 to win the BCS title this upcoming season but that is surely subject to change.

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