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Husky Football Blog

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June 13, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Morning links: Probation comes to an end for USC

Friday links:

The NCAA, it can be said now, made a mockery of the mess. Justice was not blind in the USC case — it had eagle-eye vision.

The infractions committee recklessly conflated USC football’s defiance, arrogance and lack of contrition into punishment points.

USC was saddled with a four-year probation that included a two-year bowl ban and the loss of 30 scholarships. 

The NCAA claimed it was raising the bar in its sanctions standards but then immediately lowered it for Ohio State, Oregon and Miami. Those schools subsequently committed similarly serious violations, yet received a combined 20 scholarship losses.

The NCAA overreached in thinking it would never see anything worse than USC — boy was it wrong.

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