STORRS, CONN. (AP) - The athletic director at Connecticut, which faces allegations of NCAA violations in its men’s basketball program, has been picked to chair the NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee.
Jeff Hathaway will serve as chairman for the 2011-12 academic year. His appointment comes as the NCAA works to implement its new $10.8 billion television agreement with Turner Sports and CBS and expand its championship tournament from 65 to 68 teams.
UConn’s athletic director since 2003, Hathway’s name also had been mentioned in connection with the athletic director’s job at Maryland, his alma mater.
(This version CORRECTS the number of teams in NCAA tournament and adds number of alleged violations.)
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