Well USC asked for a resolution to their begging for sanctions to be reduced quickly and they got it. It just might not be the answer the were hoping for:
NCAA: "There is no comparison between USC and Penn State. USC's appeal was denied and there is no further consideration being given."
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) September 27, 2013
The NCAA was right, there is no comparison between what happened at Penn State and USC. One resulted in jail and one resulted in getting a house. I’d try to understand the NCAA thinking, but I gave up on that a long time ago like most of you.