• ESPN's Bruce Feldman reports that the USC football program will receive a two-year postseason ban, a reduction in scholarships and a forfeiture of wins from at least the 2004 season when the NCAA releases its sanctions today.
Seems a little bit brutal to me at this point as this all started with allegations that Reggie Bush received improper benefits between 2003-05. Most of those involved have now left the program.
• Here we sit at the top of the roller coaster, we've just crested and are starting the free fall, hold on. Ted Miller reports that a source close to the negotiations informed ESPN that Colorado received an invite to join the Pac-10. Kind of puts the kibosh on all those Baylor rumblings.
• ...And this from ESPN on Nebraska:
A source close to the Nebraska program told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that athletic director Tom Osborne informed some staff members within the past 24 hours the Cornhuskers were going to make the move to the Big Ten conference.
• Here is a gem from the Sports Brewery on the whole realignment scenario, the Big-12 pillage has begun. Give it a read if you have a couple of minutes, good stuff. By the way, the Pac-16 logo came from them.