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UCF AD resigns amid recruiting allegations

Before any UCF trolls start hijacking the thread, I'm just reporting the news. Just saying what's out there……

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Central Florida's athletic director and a football assistant resigned Wednesday after the school was hit with more NCAA violations, this time for involvement with runners for sports agents and cash payments and gifts to recruits.

Athletic director Keith Tribble and assistant football coach David Kelly stepped down after the NCAA cited UCF which is currently on probation for previous violations for unethical conduct amid allegations of recruiting violations in its football and basketball programs.

Men's basketball coach Donnie Jones was suspended for three games by UCF and given a letter of reprimand.
The NCAA notified UCF of the allegations in a letter dated Nov. 7. The notice details a list of infractions that Tribble, Kelly, also the wide receivers coach, and other athletic department employees participated in between March 2009 and July 2011. The infractions include involvement with reputed agent runners, current athletes and several potential recruits and also inducements including cash payments and gifts.

UCF President John Hitt denounced the allegations and pledged to comply fully with all the NCAA's requests and make changes to UCF's compliance.
"The conduct detailed by the NCAA's report falls far short of our university standards and my own expectations of how our athletics program should operate," Hitt said Wednesday at a news conference.

Hitt said Jones was suspended because he ""failed to maintain a culture of compliance" in the recruitment of a pair of players.
UCF football coach George O'Leary was not cited for wrongdoing by the NCAA in the report.

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Re: UCF AD resigns amid recruiting allegations

Would not be surprised if Angelos applies…….

But would be if he doesn't.
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Seems like Angelo's would be sought by a program wanting to clean up a mess. He's run a clean athletic program since he's been at FAU.

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Win at all costs…or in UCF's case, lose while trying to win at all costs.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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Re: UCF AD resigns amid recruiting allegations

Ouch, thats gonna hurt. I was just at their game last week against Tulsa. Since their stadium was the model for ours of course I spent the night comparing the two. Ours is way nicer! so atleast we have that.

FAU - We got Bowls!
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