The University of Michigan has learned its punishment for violating NCAA rules in its football program. The NCAA has added a third year of probation to the program for rules violations related to practice and training time.
The NCAA also ordered coach Rich Rodriguez to attend a rules seminar but otherwise said the school had punished itself appropriately for the problems that cropped up last year.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Young Folks & Cancer Patients
Michigan already accepted responsibility for four allegations and imposed its own penalties on the football program. The school also reprimanded seven people, including Rodriguez. But U of M challenged one allegation–that Rodriguez failed to “promote an atmosphere of compliance” with NCAA rules.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
Rodriguez is in the third year of a four-year contract. The Wolverines have lost their last three games after starting the season 5-0. They play Illinois in Ann Arbor Saturday.MORE NEWS: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
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