USC self-imposes sanctions on basketball program
In response to allegations that former USC player O.J. Mayo received improper cash and gifts, the school is self-imposing sanctions on its basketball program. The measures include not participating in postseason play this year and forfeiting all of its basketball victories from 2007-2008, the season Mayo played for the team. But similar allegations remain for USC's football program regarding current tailback Joe McKnight and former player Reggie Bush. Are USC's actions fair or too harsh? And is the school trying to avoid harsher punishment by the NCAA?