UCF Banned from Postseason, UTEP Affected?


POSTED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 5:37pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 5:40pm

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.

Other penalties:
• 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

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