| May 2, 2014
| 11:20 AM
I planned to write a blog post this week to formally introduce myself as your new UCF athletics beat reporter.
Now, I find myself saying hello to you and goodbye to a dear friend and UCF football family member, Jameil McWhorter.
Jameil, or "J-Mac"...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:54 PM
NEW YORK — Blake Bortles is used to exceeding expectations, but even the former UCF quarterback was surprised when his phone rang after the first pick in the NFL Draft was announced Thursday night.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were calling, and...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Who has the better high school football players: Florida or Georgia?
That question is what led to the Florida-Georgia all-star football game, played from 1985-93 at the Florida Citrus Bowl. It featured future football stars such as Deion Sanders,...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Is there room on December's holiday buffet for another high-school football all-star game?
Wade Rollinson thinks the answer is yes, as long as the game is a replica of an event that long was regarded as one of the nation's premier all-star events....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Steven Moffett was sitting at home watching the UCF-Rutgers game on TV Thursday night. He saw UCF quarterback Blake Bortles connect for several pass completions in the first two quarters, but he had no idea of their significance.
Entering the game,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:03 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he looks forward to seeing more of former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the NFL Scouting Combine.
O'Brien addressed the obvious — his many connections to Bortles — during his press...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The Orlando restaurant that UCF and NFL football great Daunte Culpepper helped open on University Boulevard near his Orange County alma mater has closed. The Knight-themed upscale-casual sports bar opened in August of 2013. Culpepper's involvement was...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Today could be a huge day in the life of the UCF football program.
The Knights have been stuck in a one-step-forward, two-steps-backward shuffle during the past few years.
They’ve gone from beating Georgia in a bowl game to NCAA probation. They&...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:02 PM
if Lovie Smith gets fired, how long after the purge will it take the Bears to have a winning season? -- @joshohmart, from Twitter
No matter what happens the rest of the way this season, I would say the chances of the Bears being worse next season would...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:02 AM
In the aftermath of winning his third national championship in four years at Alabama, Nick Saban reiterated that he is not interested in returning to coach in the NFL.
The Crimson Tide coach indicated Tuesday that the frustration in trying to attain...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:45 AM
In eager anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will take a daily look at one of the 13 opponents on the Ravens’ regular-season schedule. Today is the Detroit Lions.
The Ravens will make their only...