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NCAA Infraction Committee Bios

Thursday - 8/1/2013, 1:40pm  ET

The Associated Press

Background on all 18 members who have been appointed to the NCAA's new committee on infractions. All are currently eligible for reappointment.

Current members:

John S. Black, Polsinelli Shughart -- Kansas City-based attorney who earned degrees at Duke and Colorado College. Has assisted sports-related nonprofit organizations implement governance, rights protection and risk minimization processes. Term expires September 2014.

Roscoe Howard, Andrews Kurth LLP -- Washington attorney who focuses on white-collar criminal cases, corporate compliance and ethics issues. Former U.S. Attorney with degrees from Virginia and Brown. Term expires September 2015.

Gregory Sankey, SEC -- Associate commissioner of SEC, who handles all compliance matters for the league. Former Southland Conference commissioner. Has degrees from Cortland State and Syracuse. Term expires in September 2016.

Britton Banowsky, Conference USA -- Committee chairman, commissioner of Conference USA. Has law degree and business degree from Oklahoma. Previously, general counsel for Big 12 and Southland Conference commissioner. Term expires September 2014.

Melissa L. Conboy, Notre Dame -- Senior deputy AD at Notre Dame, oversees facilities, legal affairs and human resources. Also was NCAA enforcement representative from 1985 to 1987. Has degrees from Kansas and Notre Dame. Term expires in September 2014.

James O'Fallon, Oregon -- Law professor and faculty representative for Oregon. Academic work focuses on constitutional history and theory and legal philosophy, including environmental law. Taught previously at Richmond and Detroit. Had fellowship at Harvard. Term expires September 2015.

Rodney Uphoff, Missouri -- Law professor and former criminal defense lawyer and public defender. Serves as Missouri's associate dean of academic affairs. Earned undergrad and law degrees at Wisconsin. Has master's degree from London School of Economics. Defended Oklahoma City federal building bomber Terry Nichols. Term expires September 2015.

Greg Christopher, Bowling Green -- Served as Bowling Green's AD since 2006. Former communications marketing analyst and former executive director of Society of Professional Journalists. Term expires in 2015.

Eleanor W. Myers, Temple -- Law professor and faculty representative at Temple. Earned undergrad and law degrees at Penn. Specializes in professional responsibility and business. Was securities and antitrust attorney in private practice. Term expires September 2015.

Christopher Griffin, Foley & Lardner -- Attorney in Tampa, Fla., who has broad practice in commercial litigation. Earned bachelor's degree and law degree at Florida State. Term expires September 2014.

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New appointments:

Michael Adams, Georgia-- Served as president of University of Georgia from 1997 until 2013. Served in administrative roles at Pepperdine, was president at Centre College and taught at Ohio State. Has degrees from Lipscomb and Ohio State. Term expires September 2014.

Norman Bay, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission -- Director of enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Former law professor at New Mexico. Was U.S. Attorney in New Mexico and former adviser at State Department. Has degrees from Dartmouth and Harvard. Term expires September 2014.

Lloyd Carr, Michigan -- Spent 28 years on Michigan football coaching staff, last 13 as head coach. Assistant coach at Eastern Michigan and Illinois before moving to Michigan. Holds degrees from Missouri and Northern Michigan. Term expires September 2014.

Carol Cartwright, Kent State -- Was president at Bowling Green State and Kent State. Served on numerous national boards. Held administrative roles at Penn State and Cal-Davis. Earned degrees at Pittsburgh and Wisconsin-Whitewater. Term expires September 2016.

Bobby Cremins, College of Charleston -- Former basketball coach at College of Charleston, Appalachian State and Georgia Tech. Retired in 2012. Received degrees from South Carolina. Term expires September 2016.

Thomas Hill, Iowa State -- Became senior vice president for student affairs in June 2012 after moving to Iowa State in 1997. Held administrative positions at Florida, Tulane and Oklahoma. Has degrees from Florida, C.W. Post-Long Island and Arkansas State. Term expires September 2015.

Joel Maturi, Minnesota -- Assistant to president at Minnesota after 10 years as school's AD. Had administrative posts at Denver, Wisconsin and Miami. Graduated from Notre Dame. Term expires September 2016.

Sankar Suryanaryan, Princeton -- Joined general counsel's office at Princeton in 2001. Had similar position at American University. Was litigation associate with Chadbourne & Parke. Earned degrees at Penn and Georgetown. Term expires September 2016.


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