In recent years, thanks in part to the economy -- and more importantly their new stringent alcohol and tailgating rules -- the University of Central Florida has seen season ticket sales for their football team go down 30 percent. A recent photoshoot may raise the profile of the team. Shanna Marie McLaughlin is a graduate student at the university, she also was Playboy's Miss July 2010 and she recently did a saucy photoshoot with that bastion of journalistic mastery, Olando's Axis Magazine.
Axis then posted a video of the photoshoot on their website which led to the University's dander getting up when they realized it all took place in the football team's locker room. McLaughlin wearing UCF logoed clothing was NOT the family friendly image the school has tried to show off recently.
The school has subsequently released a statement apologizing for the photos, saying an employee erroneously let the photoshoot happen and that the school was sorry if anyone was offended.
Meanwhile, a school no one EVER pays attention to just got some publicity. Oh yeah, and Playmate photo shoot!