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USC doesn't need trophy to be champs

The crystal BCS football may be returned, but the Trojans know who won in 2004

Updated: June 6, 2011, 10:13 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The 2004 BCS national championship trophy is no longer displayed inside of USC's Heritage Hall.

The Waterford Crystal football which had been the centerpiece of the athletic department's lobby for more than six years now rests in a box, waiting to be shipped away.

Consider it the final package sent to an ex after a messy divorce which has lasted far longer than either party would have liked.

On Monday the BCS officially stripped USC of its national championship. ...

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