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.


  1. 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 ... 
  2. Rompza also sounded off about the vending machine options. (He went for a package of Starburst, if you were wondering). 
  3. Signage from inside the hotel, courtesy of Rompza.
  4. 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. 
  5. UCF players kept right on going, too. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Triston Spurlock is a sophomore from Woodbridge, Va. He dusted off an old West Virginia joke. 
  8. 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. 
  9. Indeed. At the very least, traveling to Huntington, W.Va., made Rompza "thankful for everything."