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USC Football 'Vacates' Nat'l Championship Win

6/10/2010 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The NCAA just blew up USC football's world by forcing the Trojans to vacate their victory in the '05 Orange Bowl ... a win that earned them the National Championship. 

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This all comes after an NCAA investigation concluded Reggie Bush got improper benefits while at USC.

According to the NCAA findings Bush received a car, and his family received a house and other financial benefits.

In addition to the National Championship game, USC must also vacate its 12 victories from the '05 season -- Reggie's last before turning pro -- and the university is banned from bowl games for the next 2 seasons, and on probation for 4 years.

Fight on.

NOTE: The NCAA specifically uses the word "vacate" instead of forfeit because the Trojan's opponents in those games don't get the win.



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91.

who cares    

Phil, we were not on probation at the time. Unless it was double super secret probation, because your the only one who seems to know about it. We played in the Sugar Bowl that year, teams on probation usually don't play in bowl games. Get your facts straight.

1559 days ago
92.

Blah    

Umm...really TMZ? I think the Orange Bowl and the National Championship are two different things. You may wanna rewrite that first sentence.

1559 days ago
93.

phil    

your right "who cares", it was the 1993 season i was thinking of...anyway why dosen't the NCAA take wins away in the '05 season too??

1559 days ago
94.

Ina    

Greed pure and simple...His parents took a house, and you know they knew better.

1559 days ago
95.

ROBERT DERINGER    

USC BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF OKLAHOMA......... YOU KNOW IT ...OKLAHOMA KNOWS IT & THE WORLD KNOWS IT. YOU & the PPOMPOUS Windbags that Run the NCAA can make believe all You want the USC Football is dead.
USC FOOTBALL RULES and will Rule again.

1558 days ago
96.

Nelson    

They vacated the win.
I'm not a USC fan, but this matters to who?
Unless they forfeit the win, it means nothing whatsoever.

1537 days ago
97.

NCAA    

Next up, Auburn and Cam Newton.

1350 days ago
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