'De Facto Probation' Nonfactor For U-M Hoops

In this morning's Free Press, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany debunks the 'de facto probation' argument for Michigan's basketball program.

From this morning's Detroit Free Press:

"Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and Michigan athletic director Bill Martin said Sunday that the popular 'de facto probation' argument will not save the university from NCAA penalties."

"I don't think so,' said Delany, speaking to reporters at the Big Ten basketball media day in Chicago. 'I understand the damage that has been done by the speculation over time. But you know, you have to balance that against the advantages gained in the same period."

For the whole article, go to http://www.freep.com/sports/umich/index.htm

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