USC goes in front of the NCAA committee Thursday. After four years of investigation, will anything really come of this?
Curtis: Sure, though exactly what will come of it is a little hard to say. But serious sanctions remain in play for two reasons. First, USC has strung together enough allegations over the past few years to rile NCAA officials. Even discounting the Reggie Bush issues, there’s still plenty of disregard for the rules. And that disregard brings me to factor No. 2. Several former infractions committee members and NCAA investigators told me last summer that the association is ticked off that football coaches and school administrators don’t fear the NCAA’s punishment, and therefore don’t respect the rules.