Is there some vendetta against private universities by Mr. Scott?
quoting their website:
QUOTE: UCLA will participate in the Pac-12 Championship game as the South Division champion. Due to NCAA probation, USC is ineligible for the postseason and not permitted to play in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
I want to repeat that quote for you sportsfans: UCLA will participate in the Pac-12 Championship game as the South Division champion
Did you get that people?
USC wins the division outright with only 2 losses and for some reason, instead of honoring those wins, Larry Scott elects to deselect the USC Trojan team and disrespect this team by NOT honoring the fact that they clearly and unequivocally won the southern division. Perhaps it would be better to actually state that UCLA is SECOND place and that USC can not attend due to YOUR decision Mr. Scott!
It is not acceptable for desk sitters to remove from record books the performance of the athletes on the field. It is clear that the bowl ban does not negate the winning performances of the USC Trojan 2011 team on the field. USC clearly had the best record of the south, having lost only to ASU in the Southern Division and Stanford from the North.
If any team has rights to be in the PAC-12 championship, where is Stanford in this mix? Stanford is the number 4 team in the nation according to the AP poll, has only one loss, but is removed from the PAC-12 CCG because of the fact that Oregon (2 loss) has been declared the Northern Division champion. HUH???? Stanford has a better record than Oregon! Stanfard has only one loss and is being held out of the CCG in favor of UCLA??? The PAC-12 has become a joke...taking away titles from USC for no reason, taking away eligibility for the Rose Bowl by the only 1 loss team in the conference! What in the world is this about Mr. Scott? We should not stand for this nonsense. Stanford is the best team in the league with only one loss, yet Oregon and UCLA are playing for the title?
Sanctions have nothing to do with erasing fair-square athletic performances on the field. These USC athletes DESERVE better respect from the PAC-12 officials. Frankly, so does Stanford!
It's disgusting to see how USC and Stanford are being treated by Larry Scott.