The University of Central Florida has received a Letter of Inquiry from the NCAA regarding possible violations in its men’s basketball and football programs.
The NCAA sends a Letter of Inquiry to an institution to inform it that an investigation of possible NCAA violations is taking place. A copy of the letter can be found here.
UCF President John C. Hitt immediately pledged full cooperation with the investigation.
“Compliance is the top priority for UCF athletics; playing by the rules is the only way to play,” President Hitt said. “We will cooperate fully with the NCAA. If we have done something wrong, we will deal with it in a manner that is consistent with our responsibilities as a member of the NCAA and our own high standards of conduct.”
Concurrent with the NCAA investigation, UCF is conducting an independent, third-party investigation of the university’s NCAA compliance. UCF has retained Mike Glazier, head of the Collegiate Sports Practice Group of the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm, to lead this investigation.
UCF is providing Glazier full access to all personnel and documents he deems necessary to conduct a full investigation.
“Mr. Glazier will conduct his investigation in a thorough and unbiased manner and will draw conclusions based on the evidence as it is applied to the NCAA standard of proof, regardless of whether he believes NCAA violations have or have not occurred,” President Hitt said.
To ensure the integrity of these ongoing investigations, the university will reserve further comment until the investigations are complete.