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January 21, 2013

Lloyd Carr named to NCAA Committee on Infractions

Under former coach Lloyd Carr, the Michigan football team had a reputation for winning - games, Big Ten titles and even the 1997 national championship - and doing it the right way.

Now, the NCAA has pegged the Hall Of Fame coach for its Committee on Infractions.

According to a pamphlet from the NCAA, the Committee on Infractions is an "independent decision-making body that decides if the NCAA rules have been broken and what the appropriate penalties should be."

The committee has the power to levy penalties "across entire athletics departments or target specific individuals. Usually it's a combination of both." And the committee is comprised of 10 individuals: seven from member schools and three from the general public. At least two must be women.

Carr's term on the Committee on Infractions will last three years.

Other representatives from member schools that will serve with Carr are as follows:

  • Bobby Cremins, former Georgia Tech basketball coach.

  • Michael Adams, Georgia president.

  • Joel Maturi, former Minnesota athletic director

  • Carol Cartwright, former Bowling Green and Ken State president.

  • Thomas Hill, Iowa State vice president of student affairs.

  • Sanker Suryanarayan, Princeton university counsel.

    In May 2011, Carr made headlines when he criticized the NCAA for its enforcement of its own rules, telling The Associated Press, "they need to do a better job in my opinion."

    "If you're going to have a system that the public, the fans respect and buy into, then you better have a way of making sure that those people who are violating the rules don't prosper," Carr said at the time. "You have to invest the money to have investigators and whatever else you need to do, or they need to deregulate.

    "If you look at where we are today, there are obviously problems. There are a lot of issues, and we need to address them for the good of the game, for the integrity

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