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NCAA announces ruling on Michigan violations

The NCAA has handed down its ruling on the violations by Michigan's football program.

The Committee on Infractions agreed with most of Michigan's self-imposed penalties, although it added a third year of probation, which Michigan will serve until Nov. 3, 2013. Head football coach Rich Rodriguez also is required to attend an NCAA rules seminar next year.

The good news for Rodriguez is that the NCAA reduced the more severe charge against him of "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance" to "failure to monitor." Michigan admitted to all the other charges but the one against Rodriguez and defended the coach before the Committee on Infractions in August.

I'll have more on NCAA's announcement and what Michigan had to say later, so don't go anywhere.