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USC Stripped of 2004 National Championship

6/6/2011 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The USC Trojans are no longer your 2004 college football national champions.

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The Bowl Championship Series just announced the organization has stripped the University of Southern California of the title after an investigation proved Reggie Bush and his family received improper benefits while he was playing for the Trojans.

The NCAA had already stripped USC of its wins in which Bush participated -- including the 2005 Orange Bowl -- but the BCS was waiting to make a decision on the national championship title because USC had appealed the NCAA ruling.

But the NCAA rejected the appeal -- and today the BCS went ahead with their plans to strip USC of the title ... which means USC's 55-19 victory over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl was all for naught.

Bush won the Heisman Trophy for his 2005 season -- but forfeited the award last year amidst rumors that the NCAA was going to take that away from him too.

And there was much joy in Westwood.


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1.

Nostradamus    

Reggie has had a lot of things taken from him this year, some for the better, but not this one.

1146 days ago
2.

Evan Benz    

Just keep your pants on USC !!!

We've seen enough Wieners today.

1146 days ago
3.

Give me a break!    

Bush- A high level of stupidity must have something to do the the name

1146 days ago
4.

Kimberly    

I'm sure OSU will be losing theirs as well :( freakin' players and coaches are idiots

1146 days ago
5.

Give me a break!    

Greedy man and family and it hurt the entire school and the rest of his teammates. Reggie there is still no "I" in team, but there is one in the word "****"

1146 days ago
6.

Tigerisbetterthanyou    

You can't spell suck without USC.

1146 days ago
7.

Jennyy    

Why punish an entire team based on favors given to one player. It's not like he was taking performance enhancing drugs or something.

1146 days ago
8.

aquanet    

Stupid and greedy. He hurt his teammates and his school. Hey Reggie there is still no "i" in team, but there is one in "prick"

1146 days ago
9.

Nikkcolle    

Ha ha aquanet......agreed!

1146 days ago
10.

Cheryl Cole    

Its the Pac 10 soooooooo, Does anyone really care?

1146 days ago
11.

kittenkT    

just for your information, the BCS allowed the Ohio State players to play in their bowl name. check your info before you start talking **** about Ohio State.. thank you.

1146 days ago
12.

kittenkT    

in their bowl game** hahah my bad

1146 days ago
13.

Kevin    

If they actually checked every college team out, they'd probably have to strip the records in all of the books. Idiots. And just because you strip the school of the championship do you think everyone will just pretend it never happened? The players in all sports that are juicing it up are the real phonies. The ones having their rent paid.....not so much. They're still the champs no matter what a hypocritical organization does!

1146 days ago
14.

GOLDENCHILD67    

USC won the game...can never take that away from them

1146 days ago
15.

who dat    

The Bowl Championship Series are friggin idiots. They just admitted how inept they are. It only took them 7 years to figure out what happened. What a joke.

1146 days ago
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