CENTRAL FLORIDA GOLDEN KNIGHTS NEWS

UCF puts away Tulsa, 71-53 behind 18 pts from Banyard

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Nick Banyard scored 18 points making all four of his 3-pointers and A.J. Davis had his fourth double-double of the year with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Central Florida pulled away from Tulsa for a 71-53 win Tuesday night. The Knights held a 31-27 lead at halftime. Central Florida (16-10, 7-7 American Athletic) led 43-40 with 11:36 to play and then went on...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn holds off Central Florida in 66-63 win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Rodney Purvis scored 18 points, including five 3-pointers, and Connecticut held off a Central Florida second-half rally for a 66-63 win Saturday night. UConn (12-12, 7-5 American Athletic Conference) led by as much as 18 but then went cold over a nine-minute stretch as UCF used a 14-2 run to tighten the gap to 56-51 with under 2 1/2 minutes to play. But Jalen...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UCF Knights to debut end zone cabana suites next season

The University of Central Florida Knights announced plans to install cabanas near the end zones at Bright House Networks Stadium as a means to introduce a suite-level experience on the actual field surface.The cabana suites will come fully furnished with food and drink available. A special access to an area where concessions and bathrooms are located, among the other amenities. The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UCF holds Temple to 11 in 1st half, wins 77-53

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Tacko Fall and Matt Williams scored 17 points apiece and Central Florida set an American Athletic Conference defensive record in a 77-53 win on Saturday. The Knights led by 27 at the half, holding Temple to 11 points for the fewest points allowed in a half. Just three days before, Houston led UConn 36-12 at the half. Tanksley Efianayi added 12 points for Central...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

UCF’s Shaquem Griffin, who has only one hand, has unbelievable day

Shaquem Griffin was born with a rare birth defect that and unfortunately because of it, he lost his left hand at the age of 4. Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome, which is a defect that affects less than one out of every thousand babies. Grffin hasn’t let it effect him though. He has overcome adversity and been an inspiring figure for the University of Central Florida...
Via The Comeback
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

UCF coach Scott Frost talks trash despite blowout loss to Michigan

Give credit to Central Florida head coach Scott Frost for at least being able to see the silver lining in a bad situation. Actually, the Knights head coach might even be slightly delusional. Though UCF lost to Michigan 51-14 on Saturday, Frost was boasting about what his team did better than the Wolverines. “It’s hard to say when the score is what it is, but we came in here...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Orlando bar once again giving away free beer until UCF wins

In 2015, things were pretty rough for UCF football, and their local bars. After limping out to an 0-4 start, one Orlando bar promised to give away free beer during games until the Knights managed to win a game. Unfortunately for The Basement Orlando, UCF struggled their way through a season without a single win, which means, technically, the promotion is still ongoing. All told...
Via The Comeback
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

The Big 12 has a big decision on their hands with the possibility of expanding the conference to 12-14 teams. This isn't the time to be logical, this is the time to be all about entertainment. So here's the four teams the Big 12 should bring in.
Via Yardbarker
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Walker scores 33 as UCF holds off Tulane 70-62

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Daiquan Walker made 11 of 16 shots, including six 3-pointers, for a career-high 33 points and Central Florida ended a three-game losing streak with a 70-62 win over Tulane on Thursday night. A.J. Davis added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Knights (11-9, 5-4 American), who led 38-28 at the half as Walker scored 20 points. A 3-pointer by Matt Williams gave...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Big 1st half allows UCF to sweep East Carolina, 89-69

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A.J. Davis, Daiquan Walker and Adonys Henriquez all scored 13 points and the University of Central Florida rode a big first half to a comfortable, 89-69 win over East Carolina Saturday. The Knights' sweep of the season series with ECU is their first since the 2011-12 season. East Carolina swept the season series a year ago, including a win in the American Athletic...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

UCF goes overtime to beat Bethune-Cookman 101-96

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Daiquan Walker scored 21 points, including Central Florida's final four in overtime, and the Knights withstood a career-night by Jordan Potts to take a 101-96 victory in overtime Tuesday night. Potts made seven 3-pointers in scoring 35 points along with nine assists. His 3-pointer with four seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime. Mario Moody...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: UCF coaching search focused on four candidates

Now that the 2015 season is thankfully over for the UCF Knights, the questions begin about who will be named the permanent coach of the team next football season. Some assistants from both college and pro football (like St. Louis Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke and Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp) have expressed interest in the job, but the school hasn’t given...
Via Gamedayr
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: UCF forced George O'Leary to retire after 0-8 start

When news broke Sunday that UCF had parted ways with their head football coach George O’Leary, it was thought that the coach retired on his own following a miserable 0-8 start. According to one television station in Orlando, that wasn’t the case. The sports director at WKMG-TV, the CBS affiliate in the city, says sources inside to program have told him it was the school that...
Via Gamedayr
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando bar offering free beer until UCF wins a football game

To say that the 2015 football season has been a colossal disappointment for the UCF Knights might be the understatement of the year. Sitting at 0-4 (with blowout losses to Stanford and South Carolina and one point losses to FIU and FCS foe Furman), it is sad times for a team that some projected to make it to a New Years Six bowl game. One establishment in the Orlando area is at...
Via Gamedayr
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF loses QB for 2-4 weeks, starting center for 2015

The Central Florida Knights program has been bitten by the injury bug twice today, as two key players will now be out for an extended period of time, one even for the rest of the season. Head coach George O’Leary announced today that quarterback Justin Holman will miss the next two-to-four weeks after injuring his throwing hand in Saturday’s loss to Stanford. To add insult to...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF’s Justin Holman finds Jordan Atkins for 33-yard TD

The Central Florida Knights aren’t one of the most talked about teams in the nation, but they have shown the ability to break out with big seasons in the past. Blake Bortles was the main reason for their success a couple years back, but they are starting out the season strong this evening against Florida International. UCF junior quarterback Justin Holman opened up a 14-3 lead...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: UCF head coach considering retirement, becoming full time AD

To hear one media outlet tell it, the Central Florida Knights could be in the market for a new head football coach come next season … and it could be the old coach doing the hiring. George O’Leary, who is currently serving as the interim athletic director as well as the head football coach, is considering giving up his headset for the office job: Citing two school officials...
Via Gamedayr
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF-USF football game moved to Thanksgiving night

By Jason Parker It’s not Florida State-Florida, Florida State-Miami or even FAMU-Bethune Cookman, but for a segment of the Sunshine State’s population, the annual game between Central Florida and South Florida is the biggest game of the year. In 2015, the “War On I-4″ will be a working holiday for the two teams. Originally scheduled to be played on Friday, Nov. 27, the...
Via Gamedayr
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF football player shot in arm outside bar

By Steve DelVecchio University of Central Florida defensive back Chris Williams was shot outside a bar called King Tut’s lounge in Orlando over the weekend. The injuries are not life-threatening. According to Brandon Helwig of UFCSports.com, the 20-year-old Williams posted the photo you see above on Facebook Saturday and noted that he was recovering from multiple gunshot wounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF had no idea UConn was creating a rivalry trophy

By Steve DelVecchio Perhaps desperate to start building the same sort of tradition with its football program that its basketball program is already steeped in, UConn recently created a trophy for its “rivalry” with Central Florida. UConn unveiled the trophy on Monday, which is has named the “Civil Conflict” trophy. Is it pathetic that two schools that have played each...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn created trophy for 'rivalry' series with UCF

By Matt Hladik UConn and UCF have played each other only two times, but Huskies head coach Bob Diaco apparently feels those two meetings are enough to warrant a rivalry trophy between the two schools. Diaco first expressed his desire to have the programs play for “The Civil Conflict” trophy in November, and it looks like his dream is becoming reality. First day back on campus...
Via College Spun
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Former UCF football player graduates after 2012 stroke

Graduation at the University of Central Florida involved a very special moment. Former UCF football player Robert Pritchard, who suffered a serious stroke back in 2012, was able to walk across the stage to receive his diploma. After his stroke, Pritchard needed assistance performing every day tasks. Now, just three years later, Pritchard has earned a graduate degree in criminal...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: St. Petersburg Bowl – Central Florida vs. NC State

Both Central Florida (9-3) and N.C. State (7-5) enter Friday’s St. Petersburg Bowl on winning streaks, with the Knights winning their last four games by a combined 88 points and N.C. State emerging victorious in their last two by 57 points. UCF is coming off an exciting 32-30 victory over East Carolina that earned them a share of the AAC title, while N.C. State rolled in-state...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida beat East Carolina on last second Hail Mary (VIDEO)

Vine Central Florida’s Justin Holman threw up a prayer and it was answered as Breshad Perriman hauled in the last-second Hail Mary to beat East Carolina Thursday night.  UCF was down 30-26 when the pair connected on the 51-yard score with no time left on the clock. Notice two East Carolina defensive backs totally whiffing on the play… AND THEN NOTICE #39 UNDOING HIS CHIN...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF Beats East Carolina On Last-Second Hail Mary, Earns Share Of AAC (Video)

In one play, Central Florida earned two key wins. The Knights cashed in on one of the most exciting plays of the college football season when they used a last-second Hail Mary to beat East Carolina on  Thursday night. The play not only earned UCF a 32-30 win, but it also earned the club a share of the American Athletic Conference season title. The miracle play also saved a potentially...
Via NESN.com
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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