University of Michigan football coaches failed to file the required monthly logs that track how much its players work out and practice, according to an internal audit released today.
University auditors, doing a routine check of the athletic program, could not find the necessary reports used to document how much time football players were spending in the work room and on the practice field.
According to an audit, obtained by The Detroit News, the football staff did not submit the practice logs for the 2008 season as required by the university athletic department, which uses the logs to remain in compliance with NCAA rules. The team filed its out-of-season reports after the audit was completed and, as of July, the football staff had still not filed its 2008 monthly logs.
Called "countable athletically related activities" (CARA) reports, the logs help the university's compliance staff make sure players stay below the 20-hour limit and have the required number of days off as established by NCAA rules. The audit looked at six other sports at the university, including men's basketball and men's ice hockey, and raised no similar questions.