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  • Preview: North Carolina Central at East Carolina

    East Carolina will make its debut as a member of the American Athletic Conference on Saturday when it hosts North Carolina Central and first-year coach Jerry Mack. The Pirates capped off a 17-year run in Conference USA with a 37-20 victory over Ohio in...
  • UCF is fighting perception in Penn State, Croke Park Classic

    UCF is fighting perception in Penn State, Croke Park Classic
    DUBLIN — Jordan Ozerities' and Brandon Alexander's mouths dropped when they emerged from the tunnel to Croke Park Stadium's field. Many UCF players were awestruck when they took their first look at the massive playing grounds during their...
  • Brigham Young 35, Connecticut 10

    Brigham Young 35, Connecticut 10: Taysom Hill threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as the visiting Cougars spoiled the debut of new Huskies coach Bob Diaco. Hill, who became the first player in school history and 23rd in the NCAA history to...
  • Tour of infamous Irish prison gives UCF players perspective ahead of Penn State game

    Tour of infamous Irish prison gives UCF players perspective ahead of Penn State game
    DUBLIN — Deion Green solemnly shook his head when the tour guide described the atrocities that transpired at Kilmainham Gaol — a historically infamous Irish prison that has been turned into a museum in the heart of Dublin. This is the...
  • Major conferences face numbers crunch in college football playoff

    Something to ponder over a holiday travel weekend as college football's four-team playoff prepares for takeoff: the flight is overbooked. Do the math: Five power conferences are essentially battling for four spots, meaning at least one highly...
  • Welcome to the new College Football Playoff era

    Jimbo Fisher's gaze drifted toward the crystal football trophy he held tightly in his hands as he carefully lifted it triumphantly. It was a token of all the hard work and countless hours Fisher's Florida State Seminoles put into winning the national...
  • UCF evaluation: Keys to Knights' season

    UCF evaluation: Keys to Knights' season
    The UCF Knights are eager to prove they are not a one-hit wonder and can return to a major bowl. Take a closer look at this year's Knights: Five players to watch • Will Stanback, Running back The Buzz: After playing backup to Jacksonville...
  • UCF football success years in making

    The 20 seniors on the UCF football team's roster don't think the Knights' success started when they captured the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. It started years ago when players like Daunte Culpepper and Asante Samuel laid the foundation. It grew under the...
  • A closer look at UCF's 2014 football schedule

    A closer look at UCF's football schedule: • Vs. Penn State in Ireland, Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2 The Buzz: UCF aims to build its Fiesta Bowl win with a high-profile showdown with Penn State. Former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin will be...
  • In post-Bortles era at UCF, look for O'Leary to go back to basics

    In post-Bortles era at UCF, look for O'Leary to go back to basics
    As he talks about his new play toy — big, fast, punishing and powerful running back William Stanback — you can almost see George O'Leary's mouth watering and his heart pounding. Stanback approached him during the offseason and told O'Leary...
  • Preview: East Carolina

    EAST CAROLINA THE VITALS Last season | 10-3, 6-2 Conference USA Last bowl | 2013 (Defeated Ohio in Beef 'O' Brady's). THE SCHEDULE Aug. 30 | North Carolina Central | 8 p.m. Sept. 6 | at South Carolina | 7 Sept. 13 | at Virginia Tech | noon...