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USC faces two-year bowl game ban, loss of scholarships

June 9, 2010 | 10:20 pm

O.J. Mayo, Reggie Bush

A two-year bowl ban and a loss of more than 20 football scholarships are among the sanctions that the NCAA has dealt USC, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Times' Gary Klein on Wednesday.

The NCAA, the governing body for collegiate sports, informed USC of its decision after a four-year investigation regarding allegations centered on former football player Reggie Bush and former basketball player O.J. Mayo. The NCAA could make its decision public as early as today.

USC officials would not confirm that the school had received the NCAA's report.

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Photo: Former USC basketball player O.J. Mayo, left, and former football player Reggie Bush have been at the center of a four-year NCAA investigation that has resulted in a two-year bowl ban for the Trojans and a loss of scholarships. Credits: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times and Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times