The Bowl Championship Series stripped Southern California of its 2004 title on Monday, leaving that season without a BCS champion.
The announcement was no surprise. BCS officials had said USC was in danger of having its championship vacated after the Trojans were hit with heavy NCAA sanctions last year for rules violations committed during the 2004 and '05 seasons.
"The BCS alerted us today that their presidents have voted to vacate USC's 2005 BCS championship game victory," USC athletic director Pat Haden said. "This was not an unexpected outcome. We will comply with all requirements mandated by the result of this BCS vote."
The NCAA ruled star tailback Reggie Bush received improper extra benefits during those seasons and was ineligible when he played.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
USC stripped of 2004 BCS title
The hits just keep coming for a USC Trojan program already reeling from a two-year postseason ban and a loss of thirty scholarships over three seasons: