| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:31 PM
The defending American Athletic Conference football champion will open its season Saturday, but the UCF Knights will journey about 4,000 miles for their first game.
UCF, the Fiesta Bowl winner last season, will face Penn State in Dublin (8:30 a.m.,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:53 PM
After fitting more than 300 people and 10 tons of cargo onto their chartered Boeing 747, Penn State's operations staff will search for one crucial piece of equipment they purposely left at home.
An air horn. Head coach James Franklin can't conduct...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:16 PM
It may seem premature during a long season, but there's no bigger stage for UCF's defense to make a statement than at the Croke Park Classic in Ireland this Saturday.
They're experienced, they're deep and they're hungry to repeat a win over a Power 5...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Five decades worth of notes are stowed away in boxes and filing cabinets in UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe's home office and garage in Orlando.
The scribbling fills notebooks from his first job coaching running backs and quarterbacks at Albany...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The tandem of tight ends Justin Tukes and Kevin Miller has potential to deliver a powerful punch for UCF offense.
Miller is the fluid wave that trickles across the formation and Tukes is the rip tide that sucks defenders away from their assignments....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:04 PM
UCF defensive back Jordan Ozerities admitted he's watched the highlight of his game-deciding interception against USF last season more than a few times.
He destroyed the Bulls' chance to send the game into overtime with a late pick and 52-yard return,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:50 PM
UCF football observers have been waiting a long time to learn who will replace Blake Bortles as the Knights' starting quarterback. It has been more than 200 days since his NFL announcement Jan. 6.
The timetable, however, is much shorter for UCF...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Entering preseason camp, UCF receivers coach Sean Beckton knew he had a deep pool of talent among experienced receivers like Rannell Hall, Breshad Perriman, J.J. Worton, Josh Reese and senior transfer Jackie Williams.
But it was the younger cast of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: back to school in Seminole; go along for the ride as an eagle learns to hunt; and thousands of old coins were found during the demolition of a house.
It's Monday and some of you are heading back to...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:09 PM
There are at least two important rules UCF football players know they must uphold to avoid nightmarish running drills: keep the locker room clean and don't be late or miss a meeting or, even worse, a practice.
So of course there had to be a good...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Changes at the usually under-the-radar defensive tackle position may have the biggest impact on a UCF defense that has the potential to be one of the best in program history.
The Knights lost just one senior at tackle, E.J. Dunston, but after failing to...