Keith Clanton Returning To UCF Despite Postseason Ban, Marcus Jordan Quitting Basketball

The NCAA has handed down sanctions to UCF on Tuesday that will ban the football and men's basketball teams from postseason play for the next year. The school plans to appeal the bans.

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UCF To Appeal Bowl Ban By Monday Deadline

Central Florida will appeal its postseason bowl ban before Monday's deadline despite the significant gamble and money it could cost the school, reports ESPN. The Knights will be postseason eligible once the appeal is filed, at least until a ruling comes from the NCAA.

A win of the appeal would mean UCF would be eligible to play in a bowl this season and next. But a loss would make the Knights ineligible in 2013, when they leave Conference USA to join the Big East and its more lucrative bowls. That's where the gamble comes in.

Central Florida president on his hopefulness regarding the appeal:

"It depends on who you talk to at the NCAA how likely it is to get done quickly, but it is clear to us now that it can be done fairly quickly," Hitt told the Orlando Sentinel last month. "And I'm going to make a request that it be expedited."

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Keith Clanton To Return To UCF Basketball Despite Sanctions, Marcus Jordan Leaving Team

Keith Clanton, who considered transferring in the wake of the NCAA sanctions for Central Florida's men's basketball team, will return to UCF for the 2012-13 season.

Clanton led the Knights in scoring and rebounding in the 2011-12 season, scoring 14.5 points and pulling down 8.1 rebounds per game for a team that fell to Drexel in the first round of the 2012 NIT. With UCF ineligible for the postseason in 2012-13, Clanton could have transferred to another school to take a swing at playing in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, he'll stay in Orlando.

But Marcus Jordan, maybe the most celebrated Knight in the history of the school's basketball program, will reportedly not play in 2012-13. Jordan, son of Michael Jordan, was second to Clanton with 13.7 points per contest in 2011-12, and will be staying at Central Florida to take classes.

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Central Florida Is Looking For An Expedited Appeal To Its Postseason Ban

The Central Florida Knights' football and basketball programs have been slapped with NCAA sanctions for recruiting violations that include a $50,000 fine, a one-year postseason ban and reduced scholarship numbers. The Knights have already decided to accept all penalties, but they are appealing the postseason football ban. Now the school has filed a request for the NCAA to expedite their ban appeal:

"This is the correct decision for our student-athletes, athletics program and university," UCF spokesman Grant Heston said in a statement to the AP. "We have cooperated with and respect the NCAA, but believe the football postseason ban is not appropriate."

The school wants the NCAA's decision on the postseason ban to be concluded by the end of the 2012 season. If the appeal process lasts beyond this football season and UCF's appeal is denied, the school will then have to serve the postseason ban in 2013.

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UCF Sanctions: Knights To Appeal One-Year Postseason Football Ban

Cited for a "lack of institutional control," Central Florida's football and men's basketball programs were each slapped with a one-year postseason ban by the NCAA on Tuesday. The school was also hit with a $50,000 fine for major violations that occurred during recruiting.

Moving forward, though, the school will appeal the football bowl ban. From Pete Thamel:

UCF received the Committee on Infractions' report earlier this morning and have been reviewing it.

''We have received the report, and we are reviewing it,'' said UCF spokesman Chad Binette in a statement earlier Tuesday morning. ''We are committed to building a strong culture of compliance and winning with integrity.''

The NCAA added two years to UCF's previously proposed three-year probationary period.

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Central Florida Football, Basketball Receive One-Year Postseason Bans, According To Report

After the University of Central Florida released self-imposed sanctions in response to recruiting violation allegations, the NCAA has reportedly added to the sanctions with a punishment of their own. According to Andy Katz of ESPN, both the football and men's basketball teams at UCF will be banned from postseason play for the 2012-13 year.

The UCF football team finished 5-7 during the 2011 season and did not qualify for a bowl game, but the 2010 team did participate in the Liberty Bowl in which they earned the school's first ever bowl victory.

The Knights men's basketball team will not only be banned from any NCAA tournament play, but also from Conference USA in which the UCF team was considered a favorite to contend for the conference championship.

Among the self-imposed penalties implemented by UCF in February was a three-year probation and a vacation of all wins for the men's basketball team between the 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons.

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UCF, NCAA Infractions Committee Schedule Conference Call For Tuesday

The NCAA will be holding a conference call on Tuesday to talk about the violations involving UCF sports. Will the organization lay down any stiff penalties on the team?

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