| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:05 PM
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. — On a day that included plenty of handshakes and introductions, coaches and athletic directors began the American Athletic Conference spring meetings by discussing the minutiae.
They talked about bylaws and scheduling, heard...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Gisele Plancher took a deep breath and began to read her son's handwritten message inside the last Mother's Day card he ever gave her.
Her voice wavered as she told jurors that her son, Ereck, wrote, "I would like to personally thank you for raising me...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 5:33 PM
The family of UCF football player Ereck Plancher has called 18 witnesses, hoping their testimony convinces a jury the UCF Athletics Association is guilty of gross negligence.
Plancher collapsed and died on March 18, 2008, shortly after offseason...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Dr. Martin H. Steinberg, a Boston University hematologist, testified the suggestion complications from sickle cell trait caused Ereck Plancher's death was "nuts."
Steinberg, an expert hired by the UCF Athletics Association, told the jury Wednesday...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:22 PM
Former UCF football player Anthony Davis told a jury coach George O'Leary ordered athletic trainers and water be removed from the fieldhouse during Ereck Plancher's final workout.
Davis was the second UCF football player to testify no one intervened when...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Three UCF football team physicians testified Tuesday they did not know Ereck Plancher tested positive for sickle cell trait and never counseled him about the condition.
Orange County medical examiner Joshua D. Stephany also told the jury on day seven...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:59 AM
UCF President John Hitt knows fans love to speculate about football coach George O'Leary's future.
O'Leary has vocal critics who insist he doesn’t have what it takes to help UCF football compete on the national stage. They dismiss his...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 3:27 PM
They know he would have shrugged off the compliments, but Ereck Plancher's friends, family and coaches called him perfect.
He was the perfect student, the perfect big brother, the perfect teammate. More than 3,000 people attended his funeral.
| Dec 5, 2011
| 3:06 AM
It’s all come down to this for Orlando Edgewater wide receiver Alton ‘Pig’ Howard.
Tennessee, UCF, Wednesday, be there.
The where is not yet known, but Howard has set Wednesday as the day he will decide between his final two...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Del Ray Beach Village Academy's star wide receiver Deonte Robinson hosted UCF head coach George O'Leary and tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Tim Salem at his home Monday night and said he enjoyed his visit with the two coaches.
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Orlando Edgewater wide receiver Alton Howard, probably the best play-making pass catcher in Central Florida among his Class of 2012 peers, will announce his college choice at the Edgewater High auditorium today at 12:30.
The man they call 'Pig,' has...