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  • Chris Dufresne's final regular-season football rankings

    Chris Dufresne's final regular-season football rankings
    Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
  • Tyson Summers' playcalling helps UCF to Fiesta Bowl win

    Tyson Summers' playcalling helps UCF to Fiesta Bowl win
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – While UCF coach George O’Leary managed to avoid the traditional Gatorade bath after the Knights’ stunning upset win in the Fiesta Bowl, Tyson Summers did not. The linebackers coach was given, what seemed to be at...
  • UCF QB Blake Bortles will weigh NFL decision after Fiesta Bowl win

    UCF QB Blake Bortles will weigh NFL decision after Fiesta Bowl win
    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...
  • Rose, Fiesta Bowls Bowl Deliver Ratings Gains for ESPN

    ESPN is off to a great start in the final year of college football's Bowl Championship Series, scoring year-over-year gains for both the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday. According to Nielsen overnights, Michigan State's 24-20 victory over Stanford...
  • UCF wows with Fiesta Bowl ratings

    UCF wows with Fiesta Bowl ratings
    UPDATED WITH LATE NUMBERS: In winning the Fiesta Bowl, the University of Central Florida also cleaned up in the ratings Wednesday night. UCF is ready for prime time. UCF beat Baylor, 52-42 -- although journalists used the word "stunned" more often...
  • Blake Bortles has surpassed Daunte Culpepper as greatest UCF player ever: Now it's time for him to go to the NFL

    Blake Bortles has surpassed Daunte Culpepper as greatest UCF player ever: Now it's time for him to go to the NFL
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — So long, Blake Bortles. We're gonna miss you. But it's time for you to go now. Go to the NFL without any regrets. You have done the inexplicable and the unimaginable. You have supplanted Daunte Culpepper as the greatest...
  • ESPN's Howard: UCF played Fiesta Bowl like team with chip on its shoulder

    ESPN's Howard: UCF played Fiesta Bowl like team with chip on its shoulder
      NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – UCF’s Fiesta Bowl victory was still the talk among some of the television personalities here on hand for this week’s BCS National Championship Game. The Knights defeated No. 6 Baylor 52-42 Wednesday night at...
  • UCF: No. 1 in prime time Wednesday

    UCF: No. 1 in prime time Wednesday
    The University of Central Florida got the nation's attention in winning the Fiesta Bowl Wednesday night. The game on ESPN delivered 11.2 million viewers and was the most-watched program in prime time that night. The broadcast networks, in repeats,...
  • UCF to host pep rally, parade at Disney to celebrate Fiesta Bowl win

    UCF to host pep rally, parade at Disney to celebrate Fiesta Bowl win
    UCF is ready to celebrate its Fiesta Bowl win. The school announced Saturday it will host a pep rally on Jan. 8 at CFE Arena to celebrate the football team's 52-42 win over No. 6 Baylor. The pep rally will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free.  In...
  • BCS era will end with a bang, not a thud

    BCS era will end with a bang, not a thud
    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...
  • Knights have successful season in classroom, too

    Knights have successful season in classroom, too
    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...
  • UCF has earned the support and allegiance of Orlando

    UCF has earned the support and allegiance of Orlando
    The text message came midway through the third quarter of UCF's historic, euphoric Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor on New Year's night. Former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was obviously enthralled. "You watching UCF?" Van Gundy texted excitedly....