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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 Associated Press
1 day ago  |  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 Associated Press
20 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
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 began 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

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 football player shot in arm outside bar

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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn created trophy for 'rivalry' series with UCF

UConn and UCF have played each other only two times, but Husky 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 for #UConnFootball...
Via College Spun
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCF beats ECU with game-ending Hail Mary

UCF beat East Carolina on Thursday night 32-30 on a Hail Mary that is certain to be one of the wildest finishes of the college football season. East Carolina was up 30-26 and was facing a 4th-and-19 with 16 seconds left. Instead of a punt or run, Shane Carden took a sack. That gave the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston loses to UCF on heartbreaking fumble

There are bad beats and then there’s what happened to Houston on Thursday night. The Cougars were down 17-6 in the fourth quarter, but backup quarterback Greg Ward Jr. led them on a pair of scoring drives to make it 17-12. He had them in position to go in for the lead in the final […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston fumbles out of back of end zone to lose to UCF

Houston fumbled the ball out of the end zone for a touchback, losing to UCF in one of the most heartbreaking ways imaginable.
Via Gamedayr
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football Bracket Busters Watch List 2014

Bracket Busters are teams that have a shot at busting the college football playoff or a host bowl as a team from the “group of five” conferences - American Athletic, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West, and Sun Belt - and do not have an agreement in place for a qualifying bid in a host bowl (other than the pre-mentioned group of five). While busting the top four playoff teams...
Via College Football Universe
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Gate Crashers: Central Florida Knights

Central Florida had a hell of a 2013 season that no one really saw coming. No one thought that the Knights were going to win the AAC. Yet, they went to Louisville, came from behind and won in a dramatic manner. People thought that the Knights were going to get roughed up by Baylor. Yet, it was UCF that put up points all night long. 2014 rolls around with UCF in the position of not...
Via The Student Section
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Blake Bortles’ Girlfriend, Lindsey Duke, Wishes Quarterback Luck In Throwback Thursday Photo

In a couple of hours, Blake Bortles will likely learn what NFL team he will be playing for come fall. The former Central Florida quarterback is projected by many to be a first round pick in the NFL Draft, which begins tonight at 8 p.m. E.T. from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  Bortles is one of two prospects whose girlfriend is just as–if not, more–famous than the player...
Via College Spun
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pervs: Blake Bortles says NFL teams asked about smokeshow girlfriend Lindsey Duke (video)

Former Central Florida Knights standout quarterback and presumed high first-round pick Blake Bortles revealed on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday that NFL teams actually have made inquiries about his smokeshow girlfriend Lindsey Duke. “If we come to town, will she be there for dinner and stuff like that,” Bortles told Patrick. When asked by […]The post Pervs: Blake Bortles...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles: NFL scouts have asked about girlfriend Lindsey Duke

Blake Bortles is the potential first-overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, so what do NFL scouts ask him about? His gorgeous girlfriend…
Via Busted Coverage
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Blake Bortles the top-rated QB in this year's draft?

With the NFL Scouting Combine coming up this week, it has officially become smokescreen season. One of the biggest questions going into the combine will be, if Johnny Manziel doesn't go No. 1, who will? Although most draft experts are projecting Manziel to be the first QB selected, there is no clear-cut top choice quarterback. But according to a report Walterfootball.com, one could...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Naked Selfies Of Lindsey Duke Have Been Leaked

University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles got the nation’s attention after his impressive performanc…
Via COED
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Blake Bortles Declaring For 2014 NFL Draft

Central Florida redshirt junior quarterback Blake Bortles will declare for the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft on Monday, Paul Tenorio of the Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday evening. The 6-4, 230-pound star signal-caller completed 259 of 382 passes (67.8 percent) for 3,581 yards with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions for the Knights in 2013. Photo Via InfFlexWeTrust.com Bortles also...
Via Gridiron Grit
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Projected 1st RD QB Blake Bortles will enter NFL draft

Blake Bortles will leave Central Florida early to enter the 2014 NFL draft, according to a report. The Orlando Sentinel cites a source in saying that Bortles will make his announcement on Monday. Bortles is coming off a great junior season in which he led the UCF Knights to a 12-1 record including a Fiesta […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor's Fiesta Bowl loss proves still work to be done

There were times this season when it appeared all Baylor had to do was step on the field and they would score 50 points and then play the second and third stringers for most of the second half. The victories were just that easy. Then the loss to Oklahoma State happened and people were left scratching their head given the ease in which the Cowboys took care of business. Baylor responded...
Via Turfburner.com
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Duke receiving Katherine Webb-like attention

While the NFL scouts are heading to the Fiesta Bowl to watch Blake Bortles, the eyes of everyone else will be on Lindsey Duke, who is the girlfriend of the Central Florida quarterback. Duke, who turned 22 in November, has received plenty of notoriety throughout the college football season. She began receiving attention around the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

O'Leary on Bortles' girlfriend: She deserves 6 million Googles

@liindseyduke is a social media star. Star quarterbacks and model girlfriends are nothing new to college football — everyone knows that QBs get all of the attention and the girls. One of the most popular girlfriends in college football this year is Lindsey Duke, the squeeze of Central Florida’s Blake Bortles. Duke first burst on to the scene in August when she did a cover shoot...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCF RB William Stanback viciously trucks Rutgers CB

Move over J.J. Worton — your insane one-handed touchdown grab from last week is now old news for Central Florida. This week, it’s running back William Stanback who is stealing the show for UCF — in tonight’s game vs. Rutgers, he viciously trucked Rutgers cornerback Anthony Cioffi. Seriously, it looked painful — here’s video, via ESPN:
Via College Spun
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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