CENTRAL FLORIDA GOLDEN KNIGHTS NEWS

Bulls Split Series With In-State Knights

Behind a last second shot from do-it-all senior guard, Isaiah Sykes, the Central Florida Knights escaped out of Tampa Bay with a 75-74 win over the Bulls, splitting the season series with their in-state rival.
Via southflorida.scout.com
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF rolls to 86-58 win over NAIA Rio Grande

Kasey Wilson scored 19 points and had nine rebounds as Central Florida rolled past Rio Grande 86-58 in the first round of the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic on Saturday. Daiquan Walker added 11 points for the Knights (7-3), who won their fourth straight game. Tristan Spurlock, Eugene McCroy and Matt Williams had nine points apiece for UCF. Josh Reagan led Rio Grande (7-5) with...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

#90 Central Florida Knights: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF Unveils New ‘Blacktop’-Style Basketball Court

Distinctive floors seem to be the new trend in college basketball for brand recognition, and the University of Central Florida is following suit. UCF unveiled its new hardwood floor design for CFE Arena that features a “blacktop” style, emulating an outdoor playing surface. The school had been working on the project for months but had failed multiple times to find the correct...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 60, Southern Miss. 58

Tristan Spurlock scored 18 points and Isaiah Sykes hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to help Central Florida beat Southern Mississippi 60-58 in a key Conference USA matchup. Calvin Newell added 13 points, Sykes finished with 12 and Matt Williams tallied 11 for Central Florida, which held Southern Miss (18-5, 7-1) to just one field goal over the final 10 minutes. Sykes gave...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 74, SMU 65

Isaiah Sykes posted a double-double and Calvin Newell scored 17 points to lift Central Florida over Southern Methodist 74-65 Saturday in a Conference USA matchup. Tristan Spurlock added 14 points, and Sykes finished with 21 points and 10 boards. Sykes, who hit 7 of 9 free throws, is shooting 88.4 percent (23 of 26) from the free-throw line in conference play after shooting 53.3...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF 85, Alabama St. 56

Isaiah Sykes had 23 points and Keith Clanton scored 20 as Central Florida beat Alabama State 85-56 Tuesday night in nonconference action. UCF (2-0) shot 36 of 65 for the game and led by as many as 41 points in the second half. The 6-foot-5 Sykes used his size advantage to repeatedly drive the ball to the basket against the outmanned Hornets. He hit 10 of 14 shots and had seven...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordan's son fined 250 for disturbance

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Marcus Jordan, one of Michael Jordan's sons, has been fined 250 after pleading no contest to disturbing the peace during a disturbance outside a Nebraska hotel last month. Jordan was in Douglas County Court on Thursday with his attorney, Steve Lefler. Jordan declined to comment. Jordan was in Omaha for the U.S. Olympic swim trials and was arrested after...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan's son fined $250

Marcus Jordan, one of Michael Jordan's sons, has been fined $250 after pleading no contest to disturbing the peace during a disturbance outside a Nebraska hotel last month. Jordan was in Douglas County Court on Thursday with his attorney, Steve Lefler. Jordan declined to comment. Jordan was in Omaha for the US Olympic swim trials and was arrested after police responded to a...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordan's son fined $250 for disturbing peace

Marcus Jordan, one of Michael Jordan's sons, has been fined $250 after pleading no contest to disturbing the peace during a disturbance outside a Nebraska hotel last month. Jordan was in Douglas County Court on Thursday with his attorney, Steve Lefler. Jordan declined to comment. Jordan was in Omaha for the U.S. Olympic swim trials and was arrested after police responded to...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF keeps big man, but Jordan gone

Central Florida basketball coach Donnie Jones received good and bad news about the quartet of seniors he hoped to have on the court this season. All-Conference USA big man Keith Clanton told Jones over the weekend that he would return for his final season. Meanwhile, Marcus Jordan, Josh Crittle and C.J. Reed have decided to leave the program, UCF announced Monday. Jordan, the youngest...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF keeps big man Clanton, loses Jordan, 2 others

Central Florida senior Keith Clanton is returning for his senior season, while fellow seniors Marcus Jordan, Josh Crittle and C.J. Reed have decided to leave the program. School officials announced the decisions Monday. The four players were among the UCF seniors given the option by the NCAA to transfer immediately after the Knights' basketball and football programs were hit...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF keeps Clanton, loses Jordan and 2 others

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Central Florida basketball coach Donnie Jones received good and bad news about the quartet of seniors he hoped to have on the court this season. All-Conference USA big man Keith Clanton told Jones over the weekend that he would return for his final season. Meanwhile, Marcus Jordan, Josh Crittle and C.J. Reed have decided to leave the program, UCF announced...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan’s son, Marcus Jordan, will not be playing basketball at UCF

Marcus Jordancredit: US Presswire It must be tough to be the son of the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan. The expectations are enormous, and it’s pretty much impossible to live up to them no matter how good you become. Everyone wants you to be like your dad, which is quite the tall task. Marcus Jordan, the son of Michael Jordan, proved to be a pretty good...
Via Pass The Pill
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Marcus Jordan reportedly won’t play senior season for UCF

Marcus Jordan, the son of Michael Jordan, reportedly has decided not to play his senior season for Central Florida. There was speculation that Jordan would not play at the school for his senior season after he did not participate in summer workouts with his teammates. The Orlando Sentinel points out that Jordan may have been leaning toward not playing after losing two friends from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Sources: Marcus Jordan Will Not Return To UCF

Marcus Jordan has been involved in his share of controversy since arriving at Central Florida in 2009.
Via RealGM
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Clanton the final piece to the puzzle?

University of Central Florida was hit with NCAA probation a few days ago, making their senior players immediate "free agents," free to transfer and play immediately One of those is talented senior forward Keith Clanton, a 6'9, 245 pound space-eater who averaged 14.5 ppg and eight rebounds last season. Clanton is reportedly considering transferring to Kentucky.
Via kentucky.scout.com
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Is it Kentucky or Florida State for Keith Clanton?

One of the more intriguing transfer possibilities is coming out of Central Florida. Hit with sanctions, UCF players - at least those who are about to be seniors - face the reality of playing the year knowing they won't have a post-season. For that reason, the seniors can transfer without penalty. UCF had two junior starters last season - Marcus Jordan and Keith Clanton - and...
Via Run the Floor
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA adds 1-year postseason bans to UCF penalties

Central Florida will have to sit out the postseason for a year in men's basketball and football under sanctions the NCAA handed down Tuesday, adding to penalties the school self-imposed after major recruiting violations were uncovered last year in both programs. UCF also was cited for ''a lack of institutional control'' and fined $50,000. The penalties added...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA hits UCF with postseason bans

Central Florida will have to sit out the postseason for a year in men's basketball and football under sanctions the NCAA handed down Tuesday, adding to penalties the school self-imposed after major recruiting violations were uncovered last year in both programs. UCF also was cited for ''a lack of institutional control'' and fined $50,000. The penalties were...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan’s son arrested

From Geno Ball Marcus Jordan mug shot According to reports, Michael Jordan’s son was arrested in Omaha early Sunday morning. Scott Gleason of USA Today writes: Central Florida senior guard Marcus Jordan, a 21-year-old son of NBA legend Michael Jordan, was arrested outside a hotel in Omaha early Sunday morning. Jordan was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly...
Via Geno Ball
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss
YOUNG AIRNESS IN TROUBLE

Marcus Jordan arrested

Central Florida basketball player Marcus Jordan, Michael Jordan's son, was arrested early Sunday after what sounds like a very traditional drunken mishap.

Via Pass The Pill
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Marcus Jordan arrested outside Omaha hotel

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Central Florida basketball player Marcus Jordan, the son of retired NBA great Michael Jordan, was arrested in Omaha early Sunday following a disturbance outside a downtown hotel. According to a news release, police responding to a call at the Embassy Suites found hotel security trying to subdue Marcus Jordan, who was having an argument with two women in the hotel...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordan's son arrested in Omaha

Central Florida basketball player Marcus Jordan, the son of retired NBA great Michael Jordan, was arrested in Omaha early Sunday following a disturbance outside a downtown hotel. According to a news release, police responding to a call at the Embassy Suites found hotel security trying to subdue Marcus Jordan, who was having an argument with two women in the hotel driveway at 2:11...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordan's son arrested after Omaha hotel brouhaha

Central Florida basketball player Marcus Jordan, the son of retired NBA great Michael Jordan, was arrested in Omaha early Sunday following a disturbance outside a downtown hotel. According to a news release, police responding to a call at the Embassy Suites found hotel security trying to subdue Marcus Jordan, who was having an argument with two women in the hotel driveway at 2:11...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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