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College Sports, Division I, Education

UCF and Former AD Tribble Files Response to NCAA Notice of Allegations

The University of Central Florida (UCF), former director of athletics Keith Tribble and assistant football coach David Kelly on Monday, February 20, 2012, filed their respective respones to the notice of allegations issued by the NCAA enforcement staff. UCF and the involved parties are scheduled to appear before the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions in April 2012. The Committee on Infractions decides whether violations occurred and imposes sanctions.

Iliana Limón of the Orlando Sentinel summarizes the core allegations in the case:

Tribble was forced to resign after the NCAA asserted he helped former AAU basketball coach Ken Caldwell, who was allegedly working for a professional sports agent, and former college basketball player Brandon Bender steer recruits to UCF. The NCAA also alleged Tribble tried to arrange a job for the mother of a UCF football recruit, helped Caldwell’s son receive a waiver for in-state tuition and provided free game tickets to Caldwell.

For more information on this story, click the following links to listed media articles: SB Nation Tampa Bay; Orlando Sentinel (Iliana Limón article); Orlando Sentinel (Mike Bianchi blog post).

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About Michael L. Buckner, Esquire

An attorney who provides clients with internal investigation, civil litigation, estate planning and compliance services.

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