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USC's appeal to NCAA denied

Updated: May 26, 2011, 11:16 AM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

USC has been notified by the NCAA infractions appeals committee that all penalties and findings against the athletic department have been upheld.

USC had pointed in its appeal to precedent as a reason that the NCAA's penalties were excessive, but the appeals committee stated that those cases were not directly applicable.

"We are extremely disappointed in this result," USC president Max Nikias said in a statement Thursday. "We are very concerned that the historical value of case ...

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