ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida has been put on two years probation after the NCAA says it committed "major" football recruiting violations.
The NCAA report released Thursday says two former UCF employees placed about 200 non-permissible phone calls and about 100 non-permissible text messages from June 2007 to January 2009 to 27 recruits and their parents.
The former staffers were not named in the report. The NCAA stated in the report that the coaching staff wasn't aware of their phone contact with recruits.
UCF coach George O'Leary says in a statement that the "violations that took place are extremely disappointing."
UCF also received recruiting restrictions that were completed during the 2008-10 seasons. The university self-reported the violations to the NCAA.