Michigan to release response to NCAA

CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan will publicly release its response to NCAA allegations of major rules violations against coach Rich Rodriguez next week.

Athletic director David Brandon said Monday there will be "total transparency" and that any school-imposed sanctions will be revealed in the report, which will be sent to the NCAA on May 24 and made public the following day.

Brandon was in Chicago for this week's Big Ten meetings.

Rodriguez said he's also preparing a response that will be released at the same time "if the attorneys can get all the communication done."

Michigan is scheduled to appear at an NCAA hearing on infractions in August.

"A lot of the things that I would probably want to say will be in the response," Rodriguez said. "But I don't know if everything that I'd like to say will be in the response."

The NCAA said in February that Rodriguez "failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the football program." It also said he didn't track what his staff was doing or make sure his players were following NCAA rules, particularly those limiting the time spent on practice and football-related activities.