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Treatment of USC has never been ‘fair’


NCAA bylaws require that a successful appeal of sanctions proves an “abuse of discretion.” But fans understand that doing so is challenging. The odds are bleak. College athletics’ governing body must acknowledge its previously rendered decision was incorrect. In essence, it must admit failure. Since the NCAA amended its procedure for appeals hearings in 2008, […]

Odds for a successful appeal appear slim


Tomorrow, USC suits up for its most important game of the year. With all due respect to the men’s basketball team, this game will be played in a court 2,000 miles from the Galen Center in Indianapolis, and USC Athletic Director Pat Haden will be throwing the passes. Bad puns aside, an impressive delegation consisting […]

Returning for more


John K. McKay returned to USC this year to oversee the athletic department he once played for.