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Report: USC Denied Sanction Relief By NCAA Despite Haden's Pleas

All that effort for nothing.

USC fans - help is apparently not on the way. Despite a trip to Indianapolis by AD Pat Haden and Athletic Compliance VP Dave Roberts to meet with the NCAA about potentially reducing the sanctions levied against USC in the wake of the Reggie Bush scandal, the school will not be granted any relief, the organization announced today. ESPN's Joe Schad was the first to break the news:

Haden, after hearing the news about Penn State's reduced penalties, was hoping to secure a similar result for his university. It looks like the Trojans will be forced to endure the full weight of the sanctions, which last until the end of the 2014 season.