UCF student-athletes create Twitter firestorm
The Knights' men's basketball team, in Huntington, W.Va., for a Conference USA matchup against Marshall, used social media the night before the game to express displeasure in their hotel accommodations. Predictably, chaos ensued.
- The outrage began when UCF point guard A.J. Rompza began tweeting pictures from inside the Pullman Plaza Hotel. First, Rompza commented on his hotel room's television ...
- Rompza also sounded off about the vending machine options. (He went for a package of Starburst, if you were wondering).
- Signage from inside the hotel, courtesy of Rompza.
- Matt Turk, a former SID at Marshall, tweeted at Randy Burnside (also a former Marshall SID) about what UCF should do with the situation quickly spiraling out of control.
- UCF players kept right on going, too.
- Kasey Wilson, who produced the picture above and the tweet below, is a freshman on the UCF men's basketball team who opted to stay in-state and play college ball.
- Triston Spurlock is a sophomore from Woodbridge, Va. He dusted off an old West Virginia joke.
- Once the players lit the match that started the social media firestorm ... supporters from UCF and Marshall started throwing jabs of 140 characters or fewer.
- Indeed. At the very least, traveling to Huntington, W.Va., made Rompza "thankful for everything."
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