| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:14 AM
There has been plenty of speculation whether UCF quarterback Blake Bortles could be the No. 1 pick in May's NFL Draft.
One reason Bortles is a strong candidate is the connection between Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien and UCF coach George O'Leary. O'...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The annual NCAA Convention wrapped up Saturday in San Diego, and all the buzz centered on the out-of-control notion that college football players deserve to be paid.
"Nine-figure athletic budgets built with the sweat of uncompensated amateur athletes...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Jordan Franks said last month that all it would take for him to commit to UCF would be a scholarship offer during his official recruiting visit. That visit took place this weekend, Franks got his offer and UCF got their man.
"I was pretty confident I...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Even now, more than a dozen years later, University of Central Florida football coach George O'Leary still hears the jokes and wisecracks about his phony résumé.
On this Fiesta Bowl trip alone, UCF President John Hitt has...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston — in my humble opinion as a Heisman voter — will become the second consecutive freshman to win the sports world's most prestigious individual award tonight. Why?...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Blake Bortles is the new Tim Tebow, only with a much better throwing motion, greater NFL upside and a girlfriend who is making Google drool with vicarious web hits.
In a quirky twist of worlds colliding, Bortles announced he is ready to give the NFL a...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:12 PM
On Sunday, we unveiled the first part of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida."
It featured a mix of corporate leaders, three members of Congress, two rabble-rousers and one well-known judge.
Today, we unveil the top 10 as we finish up...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:41 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Blake Bortles hardly had time to pull the "Good Knight" shirt on and place the "Fiesta Bowl Champions" hat on his head when the chants started from the UCF fans in attendance at University of Phoenix Stadium.
"One more year," they...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:40 AM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- UCF quarterback Blake Bortles should stay in school for his senior season, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay told reporters at the BCS national championship game.
"He is the No. 2 quarterback in my opinion and that is based on a...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 4:09 PM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Bill Hancock paused to take it all in.
Standing in a Southern California conference room Saturday filled with FSU and Auburn players and coaches, Hancock couldn't help but get a bit reflective.
"There's some emotion...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
I remember when UCF was for selected for a bowl game for the first time in 2005.
I am the guy who reports graduation rates and academic progress rates for all the bowl bound teams each year. I felt badly that I had to report that year that UCF had the...