- Associated Press - Saturday, August 14, 2010

SEATTLE (AP) - Michigan’s hearing before the NCAA on rules violations within its football program has started.

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, school president Mary Sue Coleman and athletic director David Brandon were among the Wolverines contingent in Seattle on Saturday.

The NCAA has accused Michigan of five major rules violations related to practices and workouts. School officials plan to challenge the allegation that Rodriguez failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance, but accept responsibility for the other four allegations.

The allegations involve exceeding limits in practice and training time.