I caught this in a mgoboard post last night, and Brian mentioned it today above the virtual fold. Apparently President Coleman gave a speech to Boston-area alums and noted that U-M would be reporting self-imposed sanctions to the NCAA later this month.
I sent a note off to media relations to confirm this. Bruce Madej responded thusly via email:
"As we said during the February 23rd press conference, May 24th is the date we must have the self-imposed infractions to the NCAA. After the NCAA receives and reads the report, we will release the information the following day."
Emphasis mine of course. I guess this snuck up on me, but it’s clear in the letter to Coleman from back in February that the NCAA wanted a response by May 24:
And apparently that response will indeed include self-imposed infractions.
Take: the sooner the better for this stuff. Let’s get it out there and move on. As far as the next steps, the NCAA will review U-M’s recommendations and respond on August 13-14.