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  • 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...
  • Preview: Virginia Tech

    VIRGINIA TECH 2013 | 8-5, 5-3 ACC Last bowl | 2013 Sun Bowl (lost 42-12 to No. 17 UCLA) THE COACH FRANK BEAMER 34th year (266-132-4, including 224-109-2 in last 27 seasons at Tech) It's almost become a running joke. When the 67-year-old Beamer...
  • UConn Men Bulk Up, Add Ohio State, Arizona To Future Schedules

    UConn Men Bulk Up, Add Ohio State, Arizona To Future Schedules
    As long as it is in the American Athletic Conference, the UConn men's basketball program will need to play a strong out-of-conference schedule. This was clear in 2013-14 when the Huskies, despite a 24-7 regular season record, were a No. 7 seed in the...
  • Revamped UConn Soccer Team Opens Aug. 29

    STORRS — After the UConn men's soccer team lost to Virginia in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals last December, Cyle Larin was faced with a difficult decision. The Canadian freshman, who had led the team with 14 goals, could test the MLS SuperDraft...
  • Tulane starting freshman over Montana's son

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Tulane - INSIDE SLANT The biggest news in Tulane's fall camp is the recent announcement of redshirt freshman Conner Lee as the starting quarterback when the Green Wave open Aug. 28 at Tulsa. Lee is the program's...
  • Wide receivers looking to step up

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - South Florida - INSIDE SLANT Not all of South Florida's offensive woes in recent years can be put on wide receivers -- it still takes two to create a pass completion, the thrower and the catcher -- but their...
  • INSIDE SLANT

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Connecticut - INSIDE SLANT New coach Bob Diaco sees intensity as a key as he takes over the UConn program. "Camp is going to intensely focus on a task with a collection of people that are there to intensely...
  • At 21,000, Season Ticket Sales Lag For UConn Football

    STORRS - UConn coach Bob Diaco has had an awful lot on his plate since he was hired in December. One thing he wanted to do to help connect to fans was generate excitement for the program and get people into the Rentschler Field stands after a...
  • On The Fly: Being Anointed Preseason No. 1 Is No Guarantee

    A year ago, Alabama was the preseason No. 1 team in The Associated Press college football poll and Florida State was No. 11. When the season was over, Alabama was No. 7 and Florida State was the national champion. Keep that in mind as you peruse the...
  • UCF women's soccer tabbed to win American Athletic Conference

    UCF women's soccer tabbed to win American Athletic Conference
    Expect the reign of UCF women's soccer to continue in the American Athletic Conference. The Knights tallied 90 points and garnered nine of the 10 first place votes by league coaches to be the preseason No. 1 pick for the second consecutive season....