Orlando, Fla. • Central Florida will have to sit out the postseason for a year in men's basketball and football under sanctions the NCAA handed down Tuesday, adding to penalties the school self-imposed after major recruiting violations were uncovered last year in both programs.
UCF also was cited for "a lack of institutional control" and fined $50,000. The penalties added two years to UCF's previously proposed three years' probation. And they leave in place other sanctions: vacating basketball victories; a reduction in basketball scholarships; and, tighter limits on football recruiting visiting days.
In a news conference, UCF president John Hitt said while he "generally accepts" the penalties levied, the school will appeal the postseason ban in football.