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University of Central Florida Football Scout Team Member / Reserve Robert Pritchard Looking for Help from Knights’ Extended Family
September 28th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The Orlando Sentinel reports that former defensive end Robert Pritchard is counting on the Knights extended family for support. ***PHOTO1*** Pritchard, a Georgia native, was well on his way to a promising future. He was considered the ninth-best defensive end prospect in the state of Georgia as reported by ESPN and was...

Las Vegas Oddsmakers Have University of Central Florida Football Three Point Favorites Over Missouri Tigers
September 25th, 2012 at 12:35 PM
The Orlando Sentinel reported Monday afternoon that several Las Vegas oddsmakers have the University of Central Florida's football program marked as three point favorites in this Saturday's home match up with the University of Missouri. ***PHOTO1*** Initially, the Black and Gold opened the week listed as a "pick'em game," with the contest against the...

University of Central Florida Football – RB Latavius Murray Back in Time for Missouri Game?
September 20th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Potentially good news for the University of Central Florida Knights football team Thursday evening, as the Orlando Sentinel reports starting tailback Latavius Murray could be "back in the rotation" at tailback for the Knights (2-1) as UCF squares off against the University of Missouri on Sept. 29. Commented head coach George O'Leary...

University of Central Florida Football Redeems 2011 Loss with 33-20 Win Over Florida International University Panthers
September 18th, 2012 at 6:55 PM
In post-game press interviews held following a 33-20 win by the University of Central Florida's football program over the visiting Florida International University Panthers, senior defensive end Troy Davis told the Orlando Sentinel, "It's been a long year, and it's been worth it." Davis, of course, was referring to a sense...

University of Central Florida Students / Athletes not the Only Ones to Suffer If Post-Season Play Appeal Fails
September 18th, 2012 at 3:47 PM
  Here’s a different look at the potential fallout from the University of Central Florida’s athletic department electing to move forward with its appeal of an NCAA ban on post-season play for the Knights’ football and basketball programs in 2012-13: According to the Orlando Business Journal, not being able to watch UCF's...

University of Central Florida’s Football Program Will File Appeal with NCAA, Runs Major Risks in the Process
September 15th, 2012 at 11:14 AM
ESPN.com writer Brett McMurphy writes the University of Central Florida will by a Monday deadline file an appeal to a post-season ban in football handed down by the NCAA earlier in the summer, but in doing so, faces "potentially gambling [away] a few million dollars in bowl money" and causing turmoil for...

University of Central Florida Seeking More Marquee Football Matchups Despite Loss to Ohio State
September 11th, 2012 at 8:04 PM
Losing to Ohio State University in front of a nationally-televised audience this past weekend could hardly be described as an ideal for the University of Central Florida’s football program, but comments UCF Athletics Director Todd Stansbury, the risk incurred in playing one of college football’s marquee teams was well worth...

University of Central Florida Knights Football Will Take Field Against Ohio State University in Week Two Without Latavius Murray
September 4th, 2012 at 6:39 PM
Fresh off an impressive showing in which the Knights opened their 2012 football season with a 56-14 win on the road against Akron, University of Central Florida head coach George O'Leary, revealed Tuesday some troubling news in regard to this coming Saturday's highly anticipated showdown against the Ohio State University...

University of Central Florida Football – is There a Possibility QB Tyler Gabbert Could See Playing Time Vs. Akron?
August 29th, 2012 at 3:02 PM
  University of Central Florida football coach George 0’Leary tells the Orlando Sentinel he would like to get quarterback Tyler Gabbert playing time this season, however, isn't sure the option will make itself available in the Knights' season opener against Akron tomorrow night. "I'm always looking to get the second string [in,]" O'Leary...

University of Central Florida Football Resists Change Despite Effects of Tropical Storm Isaac
August 27th, 2012 at 10:51 AM
  Tropical Storm Isaac, having Sunday skirted past the Florida Keys and drifted west into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to strengthen, continues to fuel concerns that storm might make landfall as a full-fledged hurricane later this week somewhere along the Louisiana / Mississippi...

University of Central Florida’s Chris Martin Finds New Outlook Regarding Athletics, Academics
August 22nd, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Some may claim the University of Central Florida's Chris Martin has for far too long remained unable to prove a love of playing football for the Knights can outweigh his own desires to live life as he wishes,  outside the boundaries of authority and regardless of whether that is on...

Former OL Chris Martin And Justin Tukes Battle to Start at Tight End for the University of Central Florida Knights
August 17th, 2012 at 2:25 PM
Head football coach for the University of Central Florida Knights George O'Leary made a bold move coming out of spring camp, converting offensive lineman Chris Martin - all 6-5 and 284 pounds of him - into a blocking tight end after a lack of presence at the position raised a...

University of Central Florida President John Hitt Brings in Heavy Firepower for Appeal of NCAA Sanctions
August 16th, 2012 at 11:34 AM
The University of Central Florida is bringing in heavy firepower to help present an appeal to sanctions recently handed down to the Knights by the NCAA in conjunction with recruiting violations found taking place in UCF's football and basketball programs in 2011, with president John Hitt hiring on former NCAA investigator Michael...

Plenty of Movement on Offense / Defense as University of Central Florida Knights Football Prepares Two-Deep Depth Chart
August 14th, 2012 at 10:13 AM
With University of Central Florida football head coach George O'Leary telling the Orlando Sentinel he intends on finalizing a two-deep depth chart by the end of the week, several players are beginning to catch the eyes of observers for their respective work with UCF's first-team offense and defense. ***PHOTO1*** Writes the Sentinel, junior...

University of Central Florida Wide Receiver Breshad Perriman Standing Out in Fall Football Practices
August 11th, 2012 at 2:23 PM
Amongst the bevy of  freshmen participating in fall camp for University of Central Florida football this week, perhaps no other first-year player has stood out as much as wideout Breshad Perriman. A 6-2, 203 pound receiver from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, Georgia, Perriman -  the son of former NFL...

University of Central Florida Knights’ Tailback Storm Johnson Impressing in Fall Camp
August 9th, 2012 at 4:46 PM
When Orlando Sentinel writer Brendan Sonnone recently talked to University of Central Florida head football coach George O'Leary about the state of his backfield given what he has seen to this point in time in fall camp, O'Leary was quick to praise former University of Miami tailback, Storm Johnson. "I think he's...

University of Central Florida Football and Basketball Programs Banned from Post-Season Play in 2012-13 by NCAA
July 31st, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Less than a week removed from being selected to win the Conference USA East Division title in football at C-USA's Media Day, the University of Central Florida has learned not only its football program, but also men's basketball, will face a one year ban on post-season play - among other...

University of Central Florida Knights Football Earns Commitments from Griffin Brothers / Alvin Bailey Adds UF Scholarship to Recruiting Fray
July 30th, 2012 at 1:31 PM
Not a lot of happenings regarding University of Central Florida athletics over the weekend, but a couple stories related to recruiting for UCF's football program caught our eye:   ***PHOTO1***   The Tampa Bay Times reported over the weekend that the Knights have earned verbal commitments from a pair of standout defensive backs from Lakewood...

University of Central Florida Knights Football Commits Pete DiNovo / Richard Benjamin Visit Campus Tuesday, Tampa Area Players in Tow
July 25th, 2012 at 10:07 AM
A quick note of interest for those who follow University of Central Florida football recruitment closely: According to Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel, UCF commitments for the Class of 2013 Pete DiNovo (QB / Tarpon Springs East Lake) and Richard Benjamin (WR / Tampa Bay Tech) visited campus on Tuesday with...