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  • New UCF quarterback faces thankless task of replacing Blake Bortles

    New UCF quarterback faces thankless task of replacing Blake Bortles
    May the most highly rated quarterback win the job. Or will he be the most ill-fated? Whoever it may be, the new starting quarterback at UCF might have the most unenviable job in college football this season. Seriously, how do you replace Blake...
  • Blake Bortles draft coverage has given UCF more exposure than Fiesta Bowl

     Blake Bortles draft coverage has given UCF more exposure than Fiesta Bowl
    Running off at the typewriter … Going to the Fiesta Bowl and beating Baylor gave UCF tons of national exposure, but the coverage of potential No. 1 pick Blake Bortles leading up to the NFL Draft has been even more of a boon for UCF's football...
  • Some questions about college football have no answers

    Some questions about college football have no answers
    Any given season can drive you nuts, but this one has shuttle-bused me to an assortment pack of walnuts and cashews. We're two weeks from Thanksgiving and still no one has satisfactorily explained how USC scored only seven points against Washington...
  • UCF has now entered the realm of big-boy recruiting

     UCF has now entered the realm of big-boy recruiting
    First, they went on the road during the regular season and beat Penn State, a storied program from the mighty Big Ten. Then in the postseason, they traveled to the Fiesta Bowl and dismantled Baylor, a high-flying team from the powerful Big 12. Then on...
  • UCF football team deserves better fans

    UCF football team deserves better fans
    The lyrics from popular British boy band, 'The Wanted,' provided an unintentionally sad soundtrack in the final 30 seconds to an overwhelmingly triumphant night for UCF football. "I'm glad you came, I'm glad you came. wuh-uh-uh . . ." Except, few people...
  • Jameis Winston, FSU and UCF headline list of biggest winners in college football this season

    Jameis Winston, FSU and UCF headline list of biggest winners in college football this season
    It's hard to imagine that the college football regular season is now behind us. While the bowl season lies ahead, let's take a look at some of the winners and losers of this year. WINNERS • Florida State and Jameis Winston: Few could have imagined...
  • Government should do us a favor and shut down Jags, Bucs

    Government should do us a favor and shut down Jags, Bucs
    Running off at the typewriter … Did you see where the government shutdown has cost thousands of "non-essential" employees their jobs? You know, like Josh Freeman, who has proven to be about as non-essential as you can get! But, seriously, how...
  • As UConn Watches, NCAA's Power Five Rules

    As the future of the NCAA became a little clearer Friday in San Diego, the future of UConn athletics grew a little less clear. If you are reading this piece, chances are good you want to know how much the inevitable autonomy of the Power Five conferences...
  • Blake Bortles proves college athletes get plenty of compensation

    Blake Bortles proves college athletes get plenty of compensation
    The annual NCAA Convention wrapped up Saturday in San Diego, and all the buzz centered on the out-of-control notion that college football players deserve to be paid. "Nine-figure athletic budgets built with the sweat of uncompensated amateur athletes...
  • Watch out! Louisville just woke up UCF sleeping giant

    Watch out! Louisville just woke up UCF sleeping giant
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said earlier this week that UCF was a “sleeping giant.” And then on Friday night, Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and his undefeated, No. 8-ranked Cardinals not only...
  • In final year of the BCS, one constant remains: controversy

    In final year of the BCS, one constant remains: controversy
    The Bowl Championship Series has been ripped, ridiculed ravaged and pilloried — and that's by the people who like it. The people who don't have treated it like a demon child. No one has ever called the BCS boring. The 16th and last season of...