Well, it's now over. After all the talk leading up to the appeal, it's now in the rear-view mirror after a meeting that lasted roughly four hours at an Indianapolis hotel. Per Gary Klein of the LA Times:
USC's appearance before the NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee is over.
Unlike the three-day marathon before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions last February, Saturday's hearing took just over four hours.
USC President Max Nikias thanked the NCAA for the opportunity to present the school's case and described the proceedings as "a good and fair hearing. We just have to wait for the ruling."
USC's contingent, which included Nikias, Athletic Director Pat Haden and other school and legal representatives, made its case to reduce the two most severe penalties handed down against the university last summer.
Hopefully, "a good and fair hearing" doesn't become the next "It'll come out; it'll be great." We'll see...