UCF appeals NCAA's postseason football ban

Appeal won't affect UCF's Big East transition, officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida submitted its appeal to the National Collegiate Athletic Association's one-year postseason ban for football on Monday.

The university did accept the other penalties from NCAA, according to UCF News and Information.

"We do not believe precedent or the facts of our case support the football postseason ban, which impacts student-athletes who had no involvement in the violations," said UCF spokesman Grant J. Heston in a news release. "We look forward to bringing closure to this issue."

The appeal won't affect UCF's transition into the BIG EAST.

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