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In imposing its own penalties in February, UCF also acknowledged a lack of sufficient compliance within its programs, which it said were being addressed with the hiring of new athletic director Todd Stansbury in January.

At his news conference announcing Tribble’s resignation, UCF president John Hitt said that the school had put a lot of trust in him to assure they were in compliance with NCAA rules.

In a written response through his attorney in February to the NCAA’s allegations Tribble acknowledged some improprieties, but claimed that until this case he “had a very superficial and somewhat misinformed understanding of NCAA recruiting legislation.”

In March, Stansbury announced an increase in compliance staffing in hopes of setting a new tone to assure UCF’s coaches that it is a priority going forward.

But now with the postseason bans, the Knights’ final football and basketball seasons in Conference USA won’t include a championship.


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