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Posted on Thu, May 27, 2010 : 5 a.m.

Michigan basketball program self-reported 6 secondary NCAA violations since 2006

By Michael Rothstein

The Michigan basketball program self-reported six secondary NCAA violations since the start of 2006, including four during the three-year tenure of current basketball coach John Beilein.

The violations were noted in Michigan’s response to the NCAA over alleged football violations.

In 2007, Beilein “inadvertently made two telephone calls in one month” to a junior recruit. The coaching staff, in response, put in a new system of tracking recruiting phone calls and the coaches could not call the recruit for two months.

In 2008, a player was deemed to have inadvertently received an extra benefit when he returned a teammate’s shoes to the shoe manufacturer and received a voucher for the manufacturer's website.

The athlete was declared ineligible and had his eligibility restored when he paid the value of the voucher to charity. No further action was taken.

A recruit and his family were given “impermissible meal expenses” during an unofficial visit in 2009, resulting in the Michigan compliance office reviewing the rules regarding meal money during official visits. The prospect’s eligibility was restored when payment was received.

Also in 2009, Beilein “inadvertently sent a text message” to a recruit. The coaching staff then couldn’t communicate with the recruit from Sept. 20-Oct. 3, 2009 and Beilein was “reminded to exercise increased due diligence in the future when sending e-mail messages through his phone.”

Under former coach Tommy Amaker, Michigan committed two secondary violations in 2006.

An outside consultant watched practices to help train the Michigan coaching staff. The consultant didn’t meet with players but the violation of Bylaw resulted in Michigan creating a “compliance resource” about outside consultants.

A Michigan assistant also sent several text messages to a sophomore recruit in 2006, which is a violation. The assistant was given a “letter of admonishment,” had to attend a regional compliance seminar and couldn’t send the recruit “recruiting materials” for three weeks.

Michael Rothstein covers University of Michigan basketball for He can be reached at (734) 623-2558, by e-mail at or follow along on Twitter @mikerothstein



Thu, May 27, 2010 : 3:40 p.m.

They just need to shut down this train wreck of a program. Thank GOD this B-ball team doesnt drag down the rest of the Big ten. Have fun,what comes around goes around!