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  • Fatigue, key injury haunt UCF defense on final drive against Penn State

    Fatigue, key injury haunt UCF defense on final drive against Penn State
    DUBLIN — Despite an exhausting first half and a key injury to middle linebacker Terrance Plummer, Clayton Geathers refused to entertain excuses for UCF's defensive performance during a 26-24 loss to Penn State Saturday. "No excuses," said...
  • Kicker Sam Ficken survives fickle fans to become hero for Penn State

    Sam Ficken was a hero Saturday, which was especially sweet because he knows what it's like to be a goat. Ficken kicked four field goals for Penn State, the last from 36 yards as time expired, to push the Nittany Lions to a 26-24 win over Central Florida...
  • Injuries, inexperience haunt UCF during 26-24 loss to Penn State

    Injuries, inexperience haunt UCF during 26-24 loss to Penn State
    DUBLIN — Hampered by injuries and inexperience, UCF's offense couldn't pull out enough late-game magic tricks to topple Penn State in the Croke Park Classic. The Nittany Lions silenced UCF's spirited fourth quarter comeback under the direction...
  • Last-second field goal lifts Penn State over Central Florida in Ireland

    DUBLIN The field glimmered every bit as emerald as one would guess a field would on this continent, and despite the impressive shade of the grass Sam Ficken had no desire whatsoever to be dog-piled onto it. So he ran. He made the game-winning 36-yard...
  • UCF coach George O'Leary names Pete DiNovo Knights' starting quarterback

    UCF coach George O'Leary names Pete DiNovo Knights' starting quarterback
    The quarterback selected to fill Blake Bortles’ mammoth shoes as UCF’s field leader has yet to take a single college game-day snap and just turned 20 years old in June. Pete DiNovo, a redshirt freshman from Pinellas County, took the No. 1...
  • UCF game in Ireland special homecoming for coach George O'Leary

    UCF game in Ireland special homecoming for coach George O'Leary
    UCF's football season-opener may be 4,000 miles away in Ireland, but it's still a home game when your last name is O'Leary. When UCF coach George O'Leary marches his team onto the field of Croke Park Stadium on Saturday, he'll be within three hours of...
  • UCF evaluation: Keys to Knights' season

    UCF evaluation: Keys to Knights' season
    The UCF Knights are eager to prove they are not a one-hit wonder and can return to a major bowl. Take a closer look at this year's Knights: Five players to watch • Will Stanback, Running back The Buzz: After playing backup to Jacksonville...
  • Brent Key would be smart choice to succeed George O'Leary at UCF

    Brent Key would be smart choice to succeed George O'Leary at UCF
    Brent Key has a lot of official titles on his coaching résumé. He is the offensive line coach at UCF. He is the recruiting coordinator at UCF. He is the assistant head coach at UCF. And then there's his unofficial title at UCF: Next head coach....
  • Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion

    The Sports Xchange Franklin opens Penn State run chasing cohesion STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In James Franklin's experience, sometimes the wrong play call isn't always a bad thing if every guy on the defense is carrying out that assignment. "A lot of times,...
  • Marc Daniels has seen it all in 20 years as UCF's radio voice

    Marc Daniels has seen it all in 20 years as UCF's radio voice
    Until the other day, I never really understood why Marc Daniels has been broadcasting UCF games for all this time. In my opinion, he is good enough, smart enough and smooth enough to be the radio voice of his beloved New York Yankees or the L.A. Lakers,...
  • George O'Leary will apply for Irish citizenship

    George O'Leary will apply for Irish citizenship
    George O'Leary will be named an honorary Irishman later today when he is scheduled to receive a "Certificate of Irish Heritage" from Ireland's government, but the UCF coach said he hopes to become an official Irish citizen someday. "I want to get that...