Penn State gets a break; USC didn't

So much for cooperation.

From the time the NCAA sanctions were handed down to USC in 2010, the Trojans athletic department has made every effort to be compliant and cooperative with the NCAA.

USC athletic director Pat Haden has been out front in his dealings with what he called the “fair-minded folks” at the NCAA. Practices for the football team were closed down, the sidelines of games at the Coliseum were no longer filled to capacity and any media member who wanted to cover the team had to sign a four-page waiver that outlined restrictions on dealings with boosters or recruits.