You can file this one in the believe-it-when-I-see-it category, but here is an article on the NCAA's work towards a new penalty structure:
Highlights of what's being discussed:
-- Change from 2 levels of violations (major, minor) to 4 (egregious, serious, secondary, minor)
-- Financial penalties of up to 2.5% of the offending sport's budget at the school
-- Scholarship reductions of 37.5 to 50%
Must re-emphasize the believe-it-when-I-see-it aspect of this, but the idea that the NCAA is even talking about that sort of thing is...whew. Article suggests that U-M might have lost up to four schollies a year for a couple years for the practice-time violations - and if that sounds like overkill, maybe not compared to the 32 to 42 schollies that USC would have lost, plus five or six in basketball.
Makes you wonder, if they pass this, will existing investigations be grandfathered into the old rules, or will they bring the new, much larger hammer on, say, Miami?