The University of Michigan admitted Tuesday to a series of violations by its football program and said it had reprimanded seven people, including coach

Rich Rodriguez


The school released more than 150 pages detailing a breakdown in communication within the athletic department and listing self-imposed sanctions that include two years of probation.

The NCAA will hold a hearing on the case Aug. 13 and 14. A final decision isn't expected for at least six weeks, perhaps sometime during the Big Ten season.

Michigan's football program has won more games than any other school.

Delino Dear, a 6-foot-9 forward from Chicago who last week gave an oral commitment to play basketball at Drexel, has signed a letter of intent to attend Toledo.

The defection of Dear, who spent last season at Christian Academy in suburban Washington, leaves 6-8 forward Dartaye Ruffin of New Hampton (N.H.) Prep and 6-4 guard Frantz Massenat of Trenton Catholic in Drexel's recruiting class of 2010.

The NCAA announced it will stop accepting course credit from two virtual schools based in Utah and Illinois as part of a move to strengthen high school eligibility standards in Division I.

Anne McConaghie Volp, 88, a member of the Temple University Hall of Fame who competed in field hockey, basketball and diving for the Owls in the 1940s, died Saturday in Honesdale, Pa.

Ms. Volp, a graduate of Audubon (N.J.) High, spent 14 years with the U.S. Field Hockey team, and was a five-time team captain. She also coached field hockey at Temple for 15 years and boasted 20 all-Americans under her tutelage.

She is survived by two children and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be private.

LaSalle's Mike Lake was named baseball coach of the year in the Atlantic Ten Conference. Explorers third baseman Brendan Norton made the all-Academic team and earned second-team all-Conference honors, and pitcher Pat Christensen won a spot on the all-Rookie team.

St. Joseph's designated hitter Dewey Oriente (Bishop Eustace) also was named second-team all-Conference.

NFL: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the owners tabled a proposal to change the overtime format for regular-season games, meaning the sudden-death component would be retained.

Auto racing: Formula One racing is coming back to the United States in 2012 with a 10-year deal to race in Austin, Texas, on a track built specifically for the event.

WNBA: Diana Taurasi scored 35 points to lead the visiting Phoenix Mercury to a 110-96 victory over the Tulsa Shock. Former Temple star Candice DuPree had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Phoenix.

-Staff and wire reports