UCF Will Appeal Bowl Ban

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida may still face a football postseason ban this season after requesting an expedited appeal for that part of the sanctions levied by the NCAA last month.

UCF spokesman Grant Heston says the school is notifying the NCAA of its appeal intent Wednesday. If not decided by season’s end, UCF would serve the ban in 2013.

The NCAA imposed one-year postseason bans for men’s basketball and football July 31. Those penalties are in addition to a fine, adding two years to UCF’s previously proposed three years’ probation, reduction of basketball scholarships, the vacating of basketball victories and tighter limits of football recruiting.

UCF has accepted all other penalties.

The punishments stem from a 2011 investigation that found the programs were involved with runners for sports agents and paying recruits.