Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Michigan to address NCAA report
By ESPN.com staff
Michigan has announced that it will address the NCAA's report about the investigation into the football program at a media briefing scheduled for 1 p.m. ET in Ann Arbor.
Head football coach Rich Rodriguez, university president Mary Sue Coleman and incoming athletics director David Brandon will be present to answer questions. The university isn't releasing any more information at this time.
Both Michigan and the NCAA have launched investigations into alleged time-limit violations by the football program that first surfaced in a Detroit Free Press report in August. Former and current players said the coaches far exceeded NCAA time limits for practices and training sessions.
The NCAA sent Michigan a notice of inquiry in late October and hoped to conclude its investigation by Dec. 31.
Michigan's Board of Regents held a closed-door meeting Feb. 3 that included an update on the NCAA's investigation. A Michigan alum has since sued the board for holding the closed meeting.
I'm sure Michigan fans are holding their breath, and I'll have much more later today following the media briefing.