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NCAA to USC: There's no comparison

Updated: September 27, 2013, 8:56 PM ET
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Despite recent talks between the two sides, the NCAA on Friday turned down an appeal by USC asking to gradually reduce the penalties that have plagued the Trojans' program since 2010.

USC athletic director Pat Haden and Dave Roberts, USC's vice president for athletic compliance, met with NCAA president Mark Emmert and other officials this week in Indianapolis after the NCAA decided to reduce sanctions levied against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

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