Friday, February 19, 2010
USC, NCAA in overtime
By Ted Miller
TEMPE, Ariz. -- USC and the NCAA infractions committee took a break around 5:30 p.m., but it doesn't appear the evening is over.
What might be over is two days of questioning for USC running backs coach Todd McNair, who exited the hearing with his lawyer into a waiting elevator while the rest of the crew returned to the meeting room.
Representatives for Trojans basketball coach Tim Floyd showed up in the mid-afternoon but didn't join the hearing. They later confirmed that they and Floyd would not meet with the committee on Friday.
So it would be fair to say the first two days have been dominated by issues with the football program, and basketball won't take center stage until Saturday.
The infractions committee will push to finish the hearings on Saturday. The meetings won't run on Sunday, NCAA spokesperson Stacey Osburn said. If there's unfinished business, then the committee would schedule a new meeting with USC.
That's a worst-case scenario, though.
What's more likely is a long evening tonight and perhaps also one on Saturday.