| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The mark of a good football program is one that annually reloads instead of rebuilds.
UCF football coach George O'Leary said he believes the Knights have reached that point after winning back-to-back American Athletic Conference championships. UCF is...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Strong-armed quarterbacks and big-play receivers might steal the spotlight in the American Athletic Conference heavyweight contest between UCF and East Carolina Thursday night.
But for UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe, it's the Pirates' healthy-...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:04 PM
UCF freshman receiver Jordan Akins sat on the bench alone outside of the Nicholson Field House to collect his breath for a few moments after practice Thursday night.
He's already seeing a significant increase of reps as the Knights prepare to graduate...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
ST. PETERSBURG — Sweat dripped from the foreheads of several UCF football players before they erupted into celebratory chants shortly after packing the last of 3,000 bags filled with food set to be delivered to Boys and Girls Club locations across...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:28 AM
The Memphis, BYU Miami Beach brawl highlighted one reason UCF coach George O'Leary isn't a fan of teams interacting during a bowl game week.
If O'Leary had his way, he'd prefer for UCF players to avoid all contact with NC State leading up to the Bitcoin...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:21 PM
ST. PETERSBURG — For a senior class that recently put UCF football in the national spotlight, leaving Tropicana Field with anything short of a victory against NC State Friday night would be an ego blow.
And the Knights (9-3 overall, 7-1 American...
| Dec 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Shane Beamer was 12 and a sideline gofer the last time his father was not on the field for a Virginia Tech football game. This was 1989, Frank Beamer's third year as the Hokies' head coach, and less than a week after a coronary...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:47 PM
ST. PETERSBURG — For much of the night, UCF had no answer for Jacoby Brissett.
Brissett, NC State's athletic and nimble quarterback, eluded Knights defenders with his legs while somehow finding receivers wide open for huge gains as NC State...
| 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 27, 2014
| 4:43 PM
ST. PETERSBURG — For many of the seniors on UCF's roster, Friday's 34-27 loss to NC State in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl was an abrupt and somewhat unsatisfying ending to full and successful college careers.
During the past five seasons, the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:24 AM
The UCF football offseason just got more interesting for George O'Leary.
In addition to his routine postseason evaluations, he'll start the work of identifying a new defensive coordinator to replace Tyson Summers, who is headed to Colorado State....