McKay: USC appeal hearing probably in January
Associate athletic director J.K. McCay told “The Petros and Money,” a sports talk show on KLAC-AM, that the NCAA appeals hearing for USC will âprobablyâ take place sometime in January.
The NCAAâs next scheduled meeting of its Infractions Appeals Committee is set for this week. These meetings occur every other month. The NCAA, however, chooses not to reveal which schools and their cases are on the docket for meetings.
âThe NCAA does not release timing or the school schedule for infractions appeals hearings because they are private meetings,â NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn told the Orange County Register. âThe school may choose to release that information, but the NCAA national office does not.â
In its appeal, USC asks that certain findings be overturned and penalties lessened. USC filed the appeal to the NCAA on June 25, 15 days after it was sanctioned, asking that its two-year bowl ban be reduced to one year, and that its scholarship penalties be halved from 30 to 15.
If USCâs case were to be heard in mid-to-late January, it would still not guarantee that the committeeâs decision would be announced before Feb. 2, National Signing Day. This means that USC coach Lane Kiffin might not know how many scholarships he has to offer at that time.