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Williams hits 6 3s to send UCF past Nicholls St 80-56

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Matt Williams scored 20 points - 18 coming on 3-pointers - and all five Central Florida starters scored in double figures in an 80-56 win against Nicholls State on Monday night. Tacko Fall, currently the tallest player in NCAA basketball at 7 feet 6 inches, scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Nick Banyard had 10 points and 12 boards, while Tanksley Efianayi...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  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

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
January 16, 2016  |  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

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

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

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

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 Knights the ball and one last chance to win the game. And they did as Breshad Perriman hauled...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 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

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: 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

Blake Bortles, UCF shock Baylor to capture Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Blake Bortles threw for 301 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, Storm Johnson ran for three more scores, and No. 15 Central Florida pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the bowl season by outlasting No. 6 Baylor 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday night. A 17-point underdog, Central Florida (12-1) didn't back down from the big, bad Bears, racing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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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