UCF Athletic Director Keith Tribble To Step Down Amid Investigation

via knightnews.com

As a result of an NCAA investigation into their recruiting practices, the UCF Knights are expected to announce soon that their athletic director, Keith Tribble, is stepping down.

The college football world has certainly had its share of scandal this week, and from the looks of it, the Central Florida Knights have decided to get in on the action. According to the Orlando Sentinel, UCF's athletic director Keith Tribble is resigning as a result of an NCAA investigation into the university's recruiting practices. The university has scheduled a press conference for 2:30pm this afternoon, at which they will release their response to the NCAA investigation.

Thankfully, this "scandal" appears to be relatively tame...at least, in comparison with recent events. It doesn't involve a coach molesting young boys, and it also doesn't involve prostitutes, yachts, and sponsored abortions. Instead, the NCAA investigation appears to be over one person that helped recruit players to UCF:

The New York Times and ESPN.com first reported in April Ken Caldwell, a Chicago resident and mentor current UCF point guard A.J. Rompza, may have been operating as a runner, a middle man between professional agents and recruits considering playing football and basketball at UCF. The media outlets also alleged Caldwell was representing himself as a representative of the university in violation of NCAA rules. (Orlando Sentinel)

There is no other information available at this time, but UCF's President John Hitt should clarify matters more at the upcoming press conference.

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