| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Hundreds of UCF fans packed into Wall Street Plaza Wednesday night erupted in cheers at the opening kickoff of the Fiesta Bowl.
Around 9:00 p.m., the UCF Knights (11-1) opened its first-ever Bowl Championship Series game against Baylor University (11-1)...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Arizona’s anti-gay legislation is being monitored by the Fiesta Bowl.
Controversial Arizona State Bill 1062, which would allow Arizona business owners to legally discriminate against gays and lesbians based on their religious beliefs, has been...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:37 AM
It appears sportsbooks have little respect for UCF.
Many casinos and offshore sportsbooks haven’t yet announced betting lines for bowl games, but at least one has established UCF as a 17.5-point underdog against Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl....
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:52 PM
There have been few games like this for UCLA in the last decade. The ninth-ranked Bruins face No. 13 Stanford in Palo Alto. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines.
UCLA's Brett Hundley had 410 yards passing against California...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:47 PM
STORRS – The first UConn football spring practice, new coach Bob Diaco said upon entering the interview room Monday, is in the books.
And with it, the hope is, a culture of winning and the hard work that goes into it will soon follow.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down.
The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:06 PM
After all the other schools that called over the years and were sent away, it was Washington that finally hooked Chris Petersen.
Petersen will be the Huskies' football coach, making the decision to leave Boise State after eight seasons as the Broncos'...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:44 PM
There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved.
Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:34 PM
What can stop Florida State now?
The Seminoles wiped Clemson out on national television on Oct. 19 and then were gifted with last week's Stanford win against Oregon. That Nov. 7 upset secured Florida State's hold on No. 2 in the Bowl Champion Series...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:08 PM
If I make it to Monday I will have covered all 16 national title games in the Bowl Championship Series era.
Someone, please, blow a kazoo.
It's been one crazy ride between Tennessee playing Florida State at the Fiesta Bowl in 1998 and this week's...