POSTED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:37pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:40pm
Today, the NCAA levied harsha penalties on the University of Central Florida Athletics program, after the NCAA found recruiting violations at the school.
UCF received a one-year bowl ban and a one-year men's NCAA and Conference USA basketball tournament ban, the NCAA's committee on infractions announced.
This will affect UTEP. The Miners football team hosts UCF on Saturday, November 10, at 5:00pm MT. The Conference USA Basketball tournament could move from 12 to 11 teams and eliminate the first round of the tournament, allowing the top five teams a first round bye.
• Limit football to 20 scholarships a season and 80 total over the next three academic years.
• Reduce men's basketball scholarships from 13 to 11 for the next three years.
• A fine of $50,000 payable to the NCAA when the compliance report is due on Sept. 15, 2012.
• A five-year period of probation