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The University of Michigan ("the University"), which fielded its first football team in 1878, has won more football games than any institution, all without a major infractions case. After more than 130 years, the University's football program is before the Committee on Infractions for the first time. The University admits the violations in fact occurred. The University is disappointed that its history of no major infractions cases in its football program has ended.
|Rich Rodriguez's program will forfeit 130 hours of practice time during the next two years.|
The information gathered during the investigation demonstrates that Rodriguez has been committed to both compliance with NCAA bylaws and the academic success of his student-athletes during his time at the University. As the interviews of athletics staff members establish, Rodriguez has been responsive to direct requests from the CSO [University Compliance Services Office] and academic support staffs.