| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:27 PM
DUBLIN -- George O'Leary may have been named an honorary citizen of Ireland on Friday, but he should have stayed true to that old Irish intuition five months ago. If he had, UCF fans at Dublin's iconic Croke Park on Saturday might have been toasting...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:19 PM
On this Thanksgiving weekend as your team is getting ready to play its biggest rival, a friendly reminder to UCF fans:
Be grateful for coach George O'Leary.
Before it's too late.
The curmudgeonly coach may be gone soon — and then maybe all...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:18 PM
It’s nice to see a recent recruiting trend here in Central Florida, with college-football prospects realizing major college-football programs are not always, to borrow a line from Beck, “Where It’s At.”
We don’t even need...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the sports world,
Commissioner Santa was fretting the scandals that swirled.
He was, after all, in charge of all sports,
But he'd lost all control, according to published reports.
His mood was...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
I have this sneaking suspicion that Will Muschamp might be coaching his final game today for the Gators if Florida loses as expected to the Georgia Bulldogs. In all actuality, his fate was all but sealed during...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:16 PM
B.J. Taylor wore out basketballs and backboards playing in his driveway in Orlando. He was a persistent presence outside his house on Gatlin Woods Drive, through sunshine and thunderstorms.
"I'd play in the rain. My parents were telling me to come in, I...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:11 PM
ST. PETERSBURG — Why the long faces, Knights fans?
All is not lost.
I am here to cheer you up after Friday night's 34-27 loss to North Carolina State in something known as the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
There is at least some solace...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Where's everyone running off to?
It's time to give credit where credit is due.
After being marginalized, pushed aside, passed over and relegated to the second or third rounds of the NFL Draft, it's suddenly cool to be a running back. From Wisconsin'...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:43 PM
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Hail, yes!
Can you believe it?
Can you conceive it?
Seriously, I cannot comprehend what I just saw.
And never transcend what I just saw.
In the span of 3 1/2 hours, I just watched the UCF Knights dominate the game and...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:13 PM
It's hard to imagine, but we've reached the half-way point of the college football season.
It seems like it was just yesterday when we were pondering questions like: How dominant will Florida State be this season? How will Florida's new up-tempo, high-...