You don't get much information out of NCAA folks during an infractions hearing, but David Price, the NCAA's vice president of enforcement, did enlighten reporters as to where USC's case stands, at least in terms of the time commitment this weekend.
He called the hearings "the longest in my 11 years" as an NCAA enforcement officer.
After two days inside a conference room, it's possible the hearings will extend into the night of Day 3, which means many participants will miss their outgoing flights. And it's possible not all business will be completed.
Perhaps, the NCAA is taking $c's despicable cheating seriously. Or maybe it's just a smoke screen to provide cover for the NCAA when they slap $c's wrists.
UPDATE (N): Interesting nugget from the NYT's coverage on the hearing:
The only indication of the severity and breadth of the hearings was the number of boxes being hauled out on an industrial luggage cart by a bellhop at The Buttes, a resort where the hearing took place. One of the bellhops’ carts carried seven boxes of materials related to the case. Among them were two binders, at least six inches thick, that were labeled U.S.C. Response Volume 1. There was also a Volume 2.
"Glad it's over," USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett said as he walked toward an elevator. [...]
"We do want to thank the committee and the NCAA staff and everyone involved for these proceedings," USC spokesman James Grant said. "And [we're] pleased that we were able to present our side of the events and look forward to an outcome and to moving on."
As a hotel employee wheeled out seven boxes of documents and two thick binders labeled as USC's response to allegations, university President Steven Sample said, "I can't even say no comment on no comment."
I think we can expect the line how the Trojies are doing everything what the NCAA is asking of them in coming days, while behind the doors they unleash their docu. dump to blunt the process. GO BRUINS.