UCF Around The Web (12/21/2012 Morning)

December 21, 2012 in Around The Web

Ball State battles UCF in Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Macon Telegraph (blog)
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) – A pair of former Mid-American Conference foes will square off in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, as the Ball State Cardinals take on the UCF Knights. For Ball State this is its first bowl game since 2008 when the squad made an

ABC Action News

Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida today.
ABC Action News
The features Conference USA East Division Champion UCF Knights playing against the Ball State Cardinals. Ball State filled a slot for the Big East Conference which did not have enough bowl-qualified teams to fulfill its bowl commitments. "Ball State is a hot

UCF's Breshad Perriman boasts NFL pedigree, high expectations
Orlando Sentinel
One of the few true freshman to play this season for UCF, the 6-2, 203-pound receiver has shown great potential, even drawing praise from Knights coach George O'Leary, who usually reserves his superlatives for more seasoned players. Breshad Perriman

Beef O' Brady's Bowl: At a glance
Northwest News and Tribune
Key matchup: Ball State's explosive offense, which is averaging 471.3 yards per game and UCF's stingy defense. The Knights have yielded 162.4 yards per game on the ground and 217.8 per game through the air. Ball State has scored 30 or points in 10

Ball State battles UCF in Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Fox News
On the other side UCF also ended the season with nine wins making this one of 10 bowl this season that has two teams with at least nine wins. UCF was originally supposed to be banned from postseason play but since the NCAA will not rule on the appeal

UCF Focused on Ball State for Now at Beef O'Brady's Bowl
The Ledger
But like others in his profession, O'Leary hasn't missed the opportunity to spend extra time with his scout team players, many of whom will be expected to replace graduating seniors in 2013 when UCF joins the Big East ? if there is a Big East. UCF has had an

UCF looks at upgrades to athletic facilities
Orlando Business Journal
A UCF refinancing deal now under consideration will pave the way for $9 million in new athletics construction and could allow UCF to host regional baseball tournaments. The upgrades mean opportunities for contractors and vendors, as well as an

UCF's turbine research program may get boost from Pratt & Whitney sale
Orlando Business Journal
Bill Orben covers banking, insurance, transportation and the economy. He secretly hopes the research at UCF leads to development of a device like the Star Trek transporter. Contact: borben@bizjournals.com; (407) 241-2891; @BillOrbenOBJ. The University

Beef O'Brady's Bowl preview capsule
Yakima Herald-Republic
KEY MATCHUP: Ball State's explosive offense, which is averaging 471.3 yards per game and UCF's stingy defense. The Knights have yielded 162.4 yards per game on the ground and 217.8 per game through the air. Ball State has scored 30 or points in 10

93.1 WIBC Indianapolis

Ball State Goes Bowling
93.1 WIBC Indianapolis
The Ball State Cardinals are back in a bowl game as they take on the UCF Knights in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida. The team has made five bowl appearances, but have yet to bring home a win. Athletic Director Bill Scholl says one of the

Isaiah Sykes' triple double, helps UCF pummel Stetson
Orlando Sentinel
Two days removed from one of their poorest shooting performances of the season, the UCF men's basketball team found its stroke in a convincing 83-66 win over Stetson. The Knights (7-3) connected on 10 3-pointers and had four players finish in double

Friday's Bowl Preview
Tulsa World
Key matchup. Ball State's explosive offense, which is averaging 471.3 yards per game and UCF's stingy defense. The Knights have yielded 162.4 yards per game on the ground and 217.8 per game through the air.

5 Things to Watch: Ball State vs. UCF
Muncie Star Press
Ball State will start Keith Wenning at quarterback in tonight's game against UCF, and the great unknown is how the second-team All-MAC performer will respond. Wenning was sidelined 5 weeks ago with a fractured right ankle that required surgery.

Ball State faces UCF in Friday's Beef O'Brady's Bowl
Tucson Citizen
Synopsis: Ball State followers seeking reasons for confidence that the program can claim its first bowl win might be encouraged that this time the Cardinals head into the postseason with Pete Lembo and his coaching staff still in place. There is one reason for

Ball State faces UCF in Friday's Beef O'Brady's Bowl
USA TODAY
Covers.com line: UCF by 7. Sagarin difference: UCF by 0.72. Bowl records: UCF 1-3, Ball State 0-5. Series: Ball State leads 2-1 (won last meeting, 21-17 in 2004). Synopsis: Ball State followers seeking reasons for confidence that the program can claim its first

Insider: Isaiah Sykes records triple double for UCF
Sports Talk Florida
Isaiah Sykes became the first Knight to hit a triple double since 2005 during Thursday night's game against Stetson. The Knights (7-3) bounced back from the 72-50 loss to Miami earlier in the week by beating Stetson 83-66. Keith Clanton led the Knights with

Sykes triple-double lifts UCF over Stetson
UCFSports.com
(AP) – Isaiah Sykes turned in his first career triple-double as UCF rolled over Stetson 83-66 Thursday night. Sykes had 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. The junior had one double-double previously this year and seven for his career, but

Ball St., UCF ready for Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
WLFI.com
The Cardinals and Knights meet Friday night at Tropicana Field in a game that Ball State coach Pete Lembo and UCF's George O'Leary view as an opportunity set a nice tone for next season. Ball State (9-3) is seeking its first bowl win in eight tries, while UCF

Stetson's Alexander 'embarrassed' by lack of effort in loss to UCF
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Hatters' Achilles' heel was exposed again Thursday night as UCF hit its first five 3-pointers on the way to an 83-66 victory at UCF Arena. ?It was an embarrassing night for Stetson,? said Alexander, whose Hatters (3-8) lost for the seventh time in their last

Men's basketball: Sykes' triple-double helps UCF beat Stetson
Central Florida Future
UCF junior guard Isaiah Sykes became just the third player in UCF history to record a triple-double as the Knights (7-3) took a 83-66 win over Stetson (4-7). Sykes scored 16 points to go with 10 assists and 11 rebounds in what head coach Donnie Jones

SB Nation

2012 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl odds and lines
SB Nation
2012 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl odds and lines. By Asher Feldman on Dec 20, 10:56p +. Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports. UCF is a seven-point favorite against Ball State in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, which might look like a Knights home game. Share on Facebook

Sykes' Triple-Double Leads UCF to Win Over Stetson
WFTV Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – Isaiah Sykes typically fills up the box score with points, rebounds, assists and steals, but Thursday evening was a little different. In leading the Knights to an 83-66 victory over Stetson at the UCF Arena, the junior recorded

UCF Knights will savor playing Ball State in Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Tampabay.com
PETERSBURG ? George O'Leary understands his UCF team could have taken its lumps, serving a one-year postseason ban this fall and entering the Big East next season with a clean slate. However, as the Knights prepare for tonight's Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl

Sykes triple-double lifts UCF over Stetson 83-66
Albany Times Union
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? Isaiah Sykes turned in his first career triple-double as Central Florida rolled over Stetson 83-66 Thursday night. Sykes had 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. The junior had one double-double previously this year

M. Basketball. Sykes Records Triple-Double as Knights Handle Hatters
UCFAthletics.com 

VIDEO: Sykes, Jones Postgame
Isaiah Sykes typically fills up the box score with points, rebounds, assists and steals, but Thursday evening was a little different…

Isaiah Sykes' triple double, helps UCF pummel Stetson
Orlando Sentinel
Two days removed from one of its poorest shooting performances of the season, the UCF men's basketball team found its stroke during a convincing 83-66 win over Stetson. The Knights (7-3) connected on 10 3-pointers and had four players finish in double

UCF, Ball State Hit the Beach Before Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
KnightNews.com
The Sunshine State is definitely living up to its name this bowl weekend in St. Petersburg for the Beef O'Brady's Bowl showdown between the University of Central Florida Knights and the Ball State Cardinals.

Ball St., UCF ready for Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
WWSB ABC 7
The Cardinals and Knights meet Friday night at Tropicana Field in a game that Ball State coach Pete Lembo and UCF's George O'Leary view as an opportunity set a nice tone for next season. Ball State (9-3) is seeking its first bowl win in eight tries, while UCF

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl 2012: Tampa native Eric Patterson set to lead Ball State
SB Nation
Tampa native Eric Patterson is ready to lead the Ball State Cardinals against the UCF Knights Friday in the 2012 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. When he steps on the field for the 2012 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, Ball State sophomore

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: UCF Knights vs. Ball State Cardinals, 7:30 pm Friday, St
Tampabay.com
Notable: The Knights seek to rebound from an overtime loss at Tulsa in the C-USA title game and finish with double-digit wins for the third time since moving up to Division I-A in 1996. The Cardinals seek their first bowl victory in their sixth attempt and third

Following his father's path, UCF freshman Breshad Perriman is not afraid of the
Orlando Sentinel
One of the few true freshman to play this season for UCF, the 6-2, 203-pound receiver has shown great potential, even drawing praise from Knights coach George O'Leary, who usually reserves his superlatives for more seasoned players. Breshad Perriman

Ball St., UCF ready for Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Cadillac News (subscription)
The Cardinals and Knights meet Friday night at Tropicana Field in a game that Ball State coach Pete Lembo and UCF's George O'Leary view as an opportunity set a nice tone for next season. Ball State (9-3) is seeking its first bowl win in eight tries, while UCF

Beef `O' Brady's Bowl Preview Capsule
Bradenton Herald
Ball State's explosive offense, which is averaging 471.3 yards per game and UCF's stingy defense. The Knights have yielded 162.4 yards per game on the ground and 217.8 per game through the air. Ball State has scored 30 or points in 10 games, including

Ball State, Central Florida aim for 10th win of the season in Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Washington Post
That is a major step forward for growing programs such as Ball State and Central Florida. The Cardinals and Knights meet Friday night at Tropicana Field in a game that Ball State coach Pete Lembo and UCF's George O'Leary view as an opportunity set a nice

UCF Knights use bowl as gateway to Big East
Tampabay.com
PETERSBURG ? George O'Leary understands that his UCF football team could have taken its lumps and accepted a one-year postseason ban from the NCAA this fall, entering the Big East next season with a clean slate. But as the Knights prepare for

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Preview: Keys to a Knight's Victory
KnightNews.com
The UCF Knights (9-4) are set to take on Ball State (9-3) in the Beef O'Brady's bowl Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St.Petersburg, FL. The Knights are no stranger to the Beef O'Brady's bowl, as they just played in the bowl in 2009 when they lost to

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Preview Capsule
WCBD
Ball State's explosive offense, which is averaging 471.3 yards per game and UCF's stingy defense. The Knights have yielded 162.4 yards per game on the ground and 217.8 per game through the air. Ball State has scored 30 or points in 10 games, including

4-Star Orlando bball recruit commits after UCF game last night!
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - knight…ohyeah – December 20, 2012, 4:57 pm

to miami. oh god we're so bad we make recruits want to play for the other team  …
to miami. oh god we're so bad we make recruits want to play for the other team 

Bay News 9

With the festivities over, UCF and Ball State set for kickoff in Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Bay News 9
UCF and Ball State set for kickoff in Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. 12-20 St. Ball State and UCF players enjoy the Kickoff Luncheon for the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl on Friday, Dec. 20. By Ryan Bass, Bright House Sports Network Last Updated: Thursday, December 20,

Revised Requirements for Thermal Camera Provide New Performance and
FireEngineering.com
The UCF 9000 is also UL approved as intrinsically safe and has been approved for use in potentially explosive settings. Advanced construction and circuitry measures ensure that these cameras will not be a source of ignition. Introduced in March 2012, the

Ball State set for bowl game against UCF
1070 The Fan – Indianapolis
On the other side UCF also ended the season with nine wins making this one of 10 bowl this season that has two teams with at least nine wins. UCF was originally supposed to be banned from postseason play but since the NCAA will not rule on the appeal

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