NCAA reportedly to release USC investigation results Friday

ESPNLosAngeles.com reports the NCAA will release the results of its investigation of Southern California’s football and men’s basketball programs on Friday.

The website, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the situation, reports the association’s Committee on Infractions will disclose what it has uncovered during its lengthy probe of the programs. The university has admitted the basketball program committed violations related to the recruitment of O.J. Mayo, and it has imposed its own penalties, including a one-year postseason ban.

USC has been fighting the allegations against the football program, which center on whether former running back Reggie Bush and his family accepted improper benefits. Bush has denied any wrongdoing and has not cooperated in the probe.

Depending on how the NCAA rules in the matter, USC could lose scholarships, be banned from TV and postseason appearances and be forced to forfeit wins from 2003 to 2005. Also, Bush could be required to give up his 2005 Heisman Trophy if the NCAA retroactively declares him ineligible.

ESPNLosAngeles.com reports the NCAA will release the results of its investigation of Southern California’s football and men’s basketball programs on Friday.

The website, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the situation, reports the association’s Committee on Infractions will disclose what it has uncovered during its lengthy probe of the programs. The university has admitted the basketball program committed violations related to the recruitment of O.J. Mayo, and it has imposed its own penalties, including a one-year postseason ban.

USC has been fighting the allegations against the football program, which center on whether former running back Reggie Bush and his family accepted improper benefits. Bush has denied any wrongdoing and has not cooperated in the probe.

Depending on how the NCAA rules in the matter, USC could lose scholarships, be banned from TV and postseason appearances and be forced to forfeit wins from 2003 to 2005. Also, Bush could be required to give up his 2005 Heisman Trophy if the NCAA retroactively declares him ineligible.

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