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Full Report of NCAA Allegations against UCF

The full report can be found here. The allegations raised against the University of Central Florida are as follows:

  1. Two people representing a professional sports agency assisted UCF in recruiting six men's basketball and five football prospective student-athletes by promoting the institution's athletic programs.
  2. One of those people, Ken Caldwell provided impermissible benefits to men's basketball and football student-athletes and prospective student-athletes.
  3. Athletic Director and a program booster attempted to arrange employment in the UCF area for a parent or guardian of a potential student-athlete.
  4. The Athletic Director, Keith Tribble, arranged for UCF to provide an extra benefit to a friend of Ken Caldwell in the form of an out-of-state tuition fee waiver.
  5. Keith Tribble attempted to provide an improper inducement to the mother of a prospective athlete and false information to the UCF compliance enforcement staff regarding the relationship with Ken Caldwell and his associate.
  6. Assistant Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach David Kelly knowingly provided false information to the UCF compliance enforcement staff regarding the relationship with Ken Caldwell and his associate.
  7. Mens' Basketball Head Coach Donnie Jones failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the basketball program. 
  8. Keith Tribble failed to exercise institutional control and monitoring in the conduct and administration of its athletic programs.
UCF President John Hitt pointed out in today's press conference that only 1 of the 11 players mentioned in the report (names were redacted) ever played 1 second at UCF and that player is well-known to be senior point guard A.J. Rompza. The school has 90 days to answer the allegations as set forth by the NCAA and will have a hearing in April with the infractions committee as the school is under probation for illegal phone calls and text messages by two former graduate assistants between 2007 and 2009.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.