How USC Stays in the Game, Despite NCAA Sanctions

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How USC Stays in the Game, Despite NCAA Sanctions
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November 2. 2012 - When the NCAA's enforcement hammer fell on Southern California football two years ago, coach Lane Kiffin brought a binder — maybe 4 inches thick, athletics director Pat Haden recalls — to a meeting on how to handle the sanctions. The outlook was grim. The Trojans faced a two-year bowl ban, losses of 30 scholarships over a three-year period (10 fewer per year) and a limit of 75 total scholarships, 10 fewer than the maximum.

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