Michigan punishes itself for breaking NCAA rules

The University of Michigan is punishing its own football program for violating NCAA rules. Michigan released details Tuesday of self-imposed sanctions it hopes will satisfy the NCAA, whose staff will hold a hearing on the case in August. The school says it will cut practice and training time by 130 hours over the next two years. It also banned some of its staff from attending practices, games or coaching meetings in 2010, and recommend two years of probation. Michigan disagreed with the NCAA's charge that coach Rich Rodriguez failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the nation's winningest college football program. The school also said it shouldn't be subject to a repeat offender tag following a 2003 booster scandal in the basketball program. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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