UConn AD to chair selection committee

STORRS, Conn. -- 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 is working on the school's response to NCAA allegations of eight major rules infractions in the Huskies' men's basketball program. That response is due next month.

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.