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  • UCF holds off Houston 17-12 in conference opener

    UCF holds off Houston 17-12 in conference opener
    Justin Holman threw a pair of touchdowns and the UCF Knights forced a fumble with 24 seconds left to hold off the Houston Cougars 17-12 in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Houston quarterback Greg Ward had the ball knocked out of...
  • UCF coach George O'Leary keeps kickers on their toes

    UCF coach George O'Leary keeps kickers on their toes
    UCF coach George O'Leary is looking for something. He riffles through stacks of papers and various multicolored folders and binders that were askew on his desk before finally producing a single sheet of paper. It's the statistical breakdown he...
  • UCF earns dramatic win at Houston thanks to late play on ball

    UCF earns dramatic win at Houston thanks to late play on ball
    HOUSTON — For the fifth time in UCF and Houston's past six meetings, the game came down to a single touchdown play. And for the second consecutive time, the Cougars' shot at a win was thwarted by Knights senior defensive back Brandon Alexander....
  • Jordan Akins among young Knights bolstering UCF entering key Houston game

    When UCF football's conference season starts in Houston Thursday, freshman receiver Jordan Akins said he'll be ready. Akins, 22, has something to prove in the state of Texas. He skipped an immediate shift to college football out of high school to pursue...
  • UCF looking to step up run game and run defense against Houston

    UCF looking to step up run game and run defense against Houston
    UCF coach George O'Leary has always preached to his football teams two factors win championships — running the ball and stopping the run. So far, he said he hasn't seen enough production in either area despite the Knights boasting the No. 1 run...
  • George O'Leary: expects 'more' from Terrance Plummer and defense

    George O'Leary: expects 'more' from Terrance Plummer and defense
    Two things win football championships under UCF coach George O'Leary's philosophy; run the ball and stop the run. O'Leary hasn't seen great production in either of those areas yet. He's still looking to see a consistently solid performance out of the...
  • ODU prepares for Middle Tennessee after landmark win

    NORFOLK — Bobby Wilder used the "P" word with his team — and no, it wasn't "party" — following Old Dominion's landmark victory at Rice on Saturday. ODU's head coach pointed out that the Monarchs beat a depleted team in Houston, one...
  • Previews and predictions for Saturday's college games

    Saturday's games VIRGINIA (2-1, 1-0 ACC) AT NO. 21 BRIGHAM YOUNG (3-0) WHEN: 3:30 p.m. WHERE: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah. THE SKINNY: U.Va. got its season off to a grand start last year by shutting down BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (68 percent...
  • ODU's first year in Conference USA: Expenses rise, along with competition and opportunity

    ODU's first year in Conference USA: Expenses rise, along with competition and opportunity
    Old Dominion baseball coach Chris Finwood knows precisely when a benefit of Conference USA membership became evident: Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:42 p.m. That's when ODU's name flashed across the TV screen during the NCAA baseball tournament selection...
  • Offense must improve as ODU heads into C-USA opener at Rice

    NORFOLK — A downturn in its signature passing offense thus far evokes a level of concern at Old Dominion World Football Headquarters somewhere between zero and When Is Our Busted Gatorade Dispenser Getting Fixed? Following last Saturday's wet...
  • At 2-1 again, Virginia vows to avoid slides of last two seasons

    At 2-1 again, Virginia vows to avoid slides of last two seasons
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia defeated Brigham Young to open last season. The Cougars finished 8-5, the Cavaliers 2-10. Virginia bested Penn State early in 2012. The Nittany Lions went 8-4, the Cavaliers 4-8. Senior linebacker Henry Coley, a team...