UCF Around The Web (09/16/2012 Morning)

September 16, 2012 in Around The Web

The Fab Five Picks
Orlando Sentinel
A word for UCF's Bruce Miller, who the pros moved from DE to FB. His blocking was great last week and he could end up in the Pro Bowl. Remember that. Jerry says: Niners by 10. All my picks can be seen at thebeatofsports.com ? and unlike NFL.com, you

UCF students support team, but others absent
Orlando Sentinel
UCF fans had to wait a little longer than usual to see the Knights at home this season. The last time UCF played its home opener this late in the schedule was five years to the day against then-No. 6 Texas in 2007. UCF has not started the season with two

C-USA Roundup: Central Florida Tops Florida International
The Ledger
UCF was up 23-0 at halftime after Bortles threw TD passes of 4 yards to Billy Giovanetti and 16 yards to Rannell Hall. Brynn Harvey added a 4-yard scoring run, and J.J. Worton had a 10-yard scoring reception from Jeff Godfrey for the Knights' only TD in the

Insider: UCF Beats FIU 33-20
Sports Talk Florida
The UCF Knights jumped out to a 23-0 halftime lead, and then held off a second-half rally from FIU to beat the Panthers 33-20 in the Knights home opener. UCF improves to 2-1 on the season and has a bye week before hosting Missouri on September 29.

UCF uses dominant first half to top FIU
TCPalm
ORLANDO ? Central Florida rode a dominant first-half performance to a 33-20 victory over Florida International. The Knights (2-1) limited FIU to just 26 yards total offense en route to a 23-0 halftime lead, but had to hold off a late rally to get the victory.

Knights start strong, survive scare against FIU
Florida Today
The UCF football team let its fans leave happy after Saturday's home opener, but not without a scare. After jumping out to a 23-0 lead at halftime, the Knights held on despite a furious Florida International comeback to claim the 33-20 win. ?It was a great win.

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UCF holds off FIU second-half rally in win
FS Southwest
UCF Knights wide receiver Rannell Hall dives for a reception during the third quarter as Florida International Golden Panthers cornerback Richard Leonard defends at Bright House Networks Stadium. (Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE). ap.jpg

Knights top Panthers in home opener
Central Florida Future
The UCF defense dominated early, allowing merely 26 yards on 23 plays in the first half. On the opening defensive possession, redshirt senior linebacker Ray Shipman recorded a sack just one play after coming through the middle on a blitz for a hurry.

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Dreadful start sinks FIU Golden Panthers against UCF
MiamiHerald.com (registration)
Running back Storm Johnson #8 of the Central Florida Knights runs the ball as linebacker Jordan Hunt #25 of the Florida International Panthers makes the tackle during the game at Bright House Networks Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

Gameday Photos: FIU vs UCF
knightnews.com 
Check out some photos from the UCF vs FIU football game from this past Saturday. The Knights went on to defeat the Panthers 33-20 in their home opener. Photos Courtesy of Jacob Sadowsky/KnightNews.co…

Central Florida tops Fla. International 33-20
Cadillac News (subscription)
UCF was up 23-0 at halftime after Bortles threw TD passes of 4 yards to Billy Giovanetti and 16 yards to Rannell Hall. Brynn Harvey added a 4-yard scoring run, and J.J. Worton had a 10-yard scoring reception from Jeff Godfrey for the Knights' only TD in the

ECU/USM
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - cnsaguy – September 15, 2012, 11:23 pm

Watching this dog during commercials, if we don't win the east we should dismantle the football program.…
Watching this dog during commercials, if we don't win the east we should dismantle the football program.

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Miami-Dade well-represented in victory for UCF Knights
MiamiHerald.com (registration)
Central Florida wide receiver J.J. Worton (9) dives for extra yardage after catching a pass as Florida International safety Johnathan Cyprien (7), safety Justin Halley (32) and cornerback Richard Leonard (3) try to stop him during the first half of an NCAA college

FIU Golden Panthers' fumble return nearly revisited
MiamiHerald.com (registration)
FIU was down 30-14 and a touchdown would have put FIU within at least 10 points with a quarter to play. Last year against UCF, Faciane scooped up a fumble on a similar play and ran 51 yards for the touchdown that turned the game around. Cyprien's record

UCF's future looks bright under Blake Bortles
Orlando Sentinel
The FIU challenge was as much about testing their new 6-foot-4, 230 pound Ferrari quarterback as it was about measuring the mental response of UCF's failed exam in Miami last season. Bortles showed versatility and poise against the Panthers. He threw on

College football: Central Florida tops FIU
Naples Daily News
UCF owned the first half. Bortles found fullback Billy Giovanetti on a third-and-goal play for a 4-yard scoring pass to get UCF's offense started. FIU contributed a safety when an errant center snap went over punter Jack Griffin's head and out of the endzone to

NCAA Game Summary – FIU at UCF
WTSP 10 News
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The UCF Knights jumped out to a big lead behind a strong performance from quarterback Blake Bortles and held on to defeat the FIU Panthers, 33-20 at Bright House Networks Stadium. Bortles threw for 251 yards and two

W. Volleyball. UCF Volleyball Concludes Final Day of Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF volleyball team was unable to come away with a victory on day two of the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational. The Knights were topped by No. 6 Texas, (25-14, 25-15, 25-12), and No. 23 Illinois, (25-17, 25-15, 25-12), by 3-0 margins on Saturday…

Football. Football Claims Fifth-Straight Home Opener With 33-20 Win Over FIU
UCFAthletics.com 

It was home sweet home for the UCF football team as it topped FIU, 33-20, Saturday afternoon in Bright House Networks Stadium. After back-to-back weekends in Ohio, the Knights (2-1) pushed their win streak in home openers to five and have won 11 of their last 13 dating back to 1999…


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No. 6 Texas Volleyball sweeps UCF to conclude Time Warner Cable Texas
YNN, Your News Now
Sophomore All-America outside hitter Haley Eckerman had a team-high 15 kills Saturday afternoon as the No. 6 Texas Longhorns swept the UCF Knights, 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-13), to conclude play at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational. Freshman

DiNovo leads group of East Lake talent visiting UCF opener
Orlando Sentinel
There was a limited contingent of high-school recruits in attendance at UCF's nonconference battle with FIU on Saturday, but led by quarterback commit Pete DiNovo, there was quality in the numbers. DiNovo, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder out of Tarpon Springs

UCF students support team, but others absent
Orlando Sentinel
UCF fans had to wait a little longer than usual to see the Knights at home this season. The last time UCF played its home opener this late in the schedule was five years to the day against then-No. 6 Texas in 2007. UCF has not started the season with two

NCAA Game Summary – FIU at UCF
WFMY News 2
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The UCF Knights jumped out to a big lead behind a strong performance from quarterback Blake Bortles and held on to defeat the FIU Panthers, 33-20 at Bright House Networks Stadium. Bortles threw for 251 yards and two

TexasSports.com

No. 6 Volleyball sweeps UCF to conclude Time Warner Cable Invitational
TexasSports.com
6 Texas Longhorns swept the UCF Knights, 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-13), to conclude play at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational. Freshman Nicole Dalton had a season-high 17 digs for the Longhorns (8-3), who hit .326 in the match. Eckerman hit .343

M. Tennis. Blasco Excels in Fall Opener in Gainesville
UCFAthletics.com 

UCF’s Jorge Blasco began the fall campaign for the UCF men’s tennis team in strong fashion this weekend in Gainesville. Competing at the Bedford Cup, which features participants from 11 Division I programs from Florida, Blasco won a pair of matches in advancing to the round of 16…

Football. UCF-FIU Postgame Quotes
UCFAthletics.com 

Playing at home for the first time this year, UCF defeated FIU, 33-20, at Bright House Networks Stadium Saturday. Following the game, UCF head coach George O’Leary talked about the win…

World's shortest laser pulse to shed new light on quantum mechanics
Gizmag
Since it was first invented, the effort to make lasers that can produce shorter and more powerful pulses of light has been a very active one. One driving force is that if you want to take a picture of something occurring very rapidly, you need a very short pulse of

BC-FBC–FIU-UCF Stats, FBC
WISH
BC-FBC–FIU-UCF Stats, FBC. Updated: Saturday, 15 Sep 2012, 7:51 PM EDT Published : Saturday, 15 Sep 2012, 7:51 PM EDT. BC-FBC–FIU-UCF Stats. UCF 33, FIU 20. FIU, 0, 0, 14, 6?20. UCF, 9, 14, 7, 3?33. First Quarter. UCF_Giovanetti 4 pass from

Football. UCF Postgame Notes vs. FIU – Sept. 15
UCFAthletics.com 

Postgame notes from UCF‘s 33-20 win over FIU Sept. 15 at Bright House Networks Stadium…

Pete DiNovo leads small group of recruits at UCF home opener
Orlando Sentinel
There was a limited contingent of high school recruits in attendance at UCF's non-conference battle with FIU on Saturday, but led by quarterback commit Pete DiNovo, there was quality in the numbers. DiNovo, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder out of Tarpon Springs

UCF/FIU game thread
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - Jaredf29 – September 15, 2012, 6:56 pm

Are we a passing team now? What does the atmosphere look like there?…
Are we a passing team now? What does the atmosphere look like there?

Football. Football Fanfare: Black and Gold Faithful Swarm Campus for Home Opener
UCFAthletics.com 

An intense game of cornhole. The smells of barbecue in the air. Knights fans swarming Memory Mall…

Live updates: UCF leads FIU 7-0 in first quarter
Orlando Sentinel
For UCF, the game serves as a chance to right a wrong from last year after a once promising season was derailed when FIU beat the visiting Knights 17-0 in the third game of 2011. The game can be viewed on CSS and Bright House Sports Network.

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