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  • UCF defense ranked No. 10 nationally after learning from early setbacks

    There are too many big plays to count. During the past four weeks, UCF's defense has helped seal three of the team's past four wins and registered four take-aways during a comfortable victory over Temple Saturday. But here's one number that's easy to...
  • UCF looks to correct punting woes ahead of UConn game

    UCF looks to correct punting woes ahead of UConn game
    After practice Tuesday, UCF's specialists remained on the field to get in some extra work. The Knights' 34-14 win over Temple was their most complete performance of the season, but special teams once again cropped up as a trouble area. The most...
  • Ranked among best in nation, UCF shows brains can mix with brawn

    Ranked among best in nation, UCF shows brains can mix with brawn
    College-football fans eagerly awaited Tuesday night's announcement of the first playoff rankings. At UCF, officials were awaiting different news. Not about the playoffs. Instead, UCF found out it excelled in what college is supposedly all about. An...
  • UCF football looking for ball security and consistency against UConn

    UCF football looking for ball security and consistency against UConn
    East Hartford, Conn. — A few weeks ago, UCF coach George O'Leary said he rarely instructs his players to wear full pads and go through full-contact drills during a Monday practice. But he repeated the dress code this week after the Knights...
  • Huskies Defeat Central Florida For First Conference Victory

    Huskies Defeat Central Florida For First Conference Victory
    EAST HARTFORD — Granted, there are no moral victories. But that doesn't mean a team can't gain something from a loss. After falling to nationally ranked East Carolina last week, UConn gained something all right. The Huskies bounced back...
  • UConn AD Warde Manuel Hasn't Heard From Michigan

    EAST HARTFORD — With his alma mater searching for a new athletic director, Warde Manuel is near the top of every list speculating on just who will replace the departed Dave Brandon at Michigan. But 24 hours after Brandon's resignation, Michigan...
  • UCF has bye week to stew over disappointing UConn loss

    Bye weeks are like the salt to an open wound for football teams coming off of a loss. Players and coachers prefer to flood their minds with game strategies for the next week, hoping to replace the sour taste of defeat as quickly as possible. But the UCF...
  • American Athletic Conference football title race heats up in cold November

    Forget about anything that happened in college football before Nov. 1. Forget about rankings, win streaks and records. With just 30 days or so left in the regular season, the physical and mental wear and tear of a long season begins to show and coaches...
  • UConn coach Bob Diaco wants north, south football rivalry game in American Athletic Conference

    UConn coach Bob Diaco wants north, south football rivalry game in American Athletic Conference
    UConn coach Bob Diaco said during the weekly American Athletic Conference football conference call that he planned to make a statement about seeing a north, south conference rivalry game even if his team had lost to UCF Saturday. The statement about...
  • Knights hope basketball season is Taylor-made

    Knights hope basketball season is Taylor-made
    B.J. Taylor wore out basketballs and backboards playing in his driveway in Orlando. He was a persistent presence outside his house on Gatlin Woods Drive, through sunshine and thunderstorms. "I'd play in the rain. My parents were telling me to come in, I...
  • George O'Leary on UConn loss: Nobody is disappointed as much as I am

    George O'Leary knows UCF football coaches, players and fans are frustrated with the team following a crushing 37-29 loss to struggling UConn Saturday. But he asserted that no one is more disappointed than him when he addressed media Tuesday afternoon...