ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NCAA has added additional sanctions to the penalties Central Florida self-imposed after major recruiting violations were uncovered in its basketball and football programs last year.
The NCAA imposed one-year postseason bans for both men’s basketball and football on Tuesday. Those penalties are in addition to a $50,000 fine, adding two years to UCF’s previously proposed three years’ probation, reduction of basketball scholarships, the vacating of basketball victories and tighter limits of football recruiting visiting days.
The punishments stem from a 2011 investigation that found the programs were involved with runners for sports agents and made cash payments to recruits.
Former athletics director Keith Tribble and assistant football coach David Kelly were cited for unethical conduct by the NCAA and resigned. Basketball coach Donnie Jones served a three-game suspension.