UCF Around The Web (01/24/2013 Morning)

January 24, 2013 in Around The Web

UCF set to meet with NCAA appeals committee
Central Florida Future
Following the announcement of multiple sanctions for major recruiting violations, UCF formally filed an appeal of its one-year postseason ban for the football team on Sept. 17. The length of the appeals process allowed the Knights to participate in the

UCF alum creates Market Colors to benefit African women
Central Florida Future
Wirgau, then a 20-year-old UCF event management student on a church mission trip, saw what life was like for Malawi women. Some of them were widowed ? with their husbands dead from the AIDS epidemic ? left to care for themselves and their children.

Philly flair
Central Florida Future
Before UCF junior guard Calvin Newell donned the black and gold, he was just one of 10 children growing up in South Philadelphia who aspired to defeat his elder siblings on the basketball court. Newell was called ?Fresh Prince? by his brothers in a mocking

Weight of appeal hearing extends beyond '13
Central Florida Future
It's the day that UCF is scheduled to present its case to the NCAA appeals committee concerning the football program's one-year postseason ban, and, with that, which path it may follow. Because that committee will be deciding so much more than just whether

Trio to be tested for left field spot
Central Florida Future
The 2013 UCF baseball team has a new identity. Only one year removed from a 45-win season and a trip to the NCAA Regionals there are a lot of uncertainties entering the new campaign. With the core of the team leaving because of graduation or the MLB

Peace Corps expands post-grad experience
Central Florida Future
Robertson is one of 35 undergraduate 2011 Peace Corps volunteers from UCF. There were four graduate students who served last year. As of 2011, Florida ranked eighth in the total number of Peace Corps volunteers in the country. Since 1961, there have

UCF keeps Rice winless in conference
Hattiesburg American
ORLANDO, FLA. ? Calvin Newell and Isaiah Sykes scored 24 points apiece as Central Florida capitalized on its advantage at the free-throw line to beat Rice 78-67 Wednesday night in Conference USA action. Tied at 32 at intermission, the Knights (13-5,

Roundup: Men's tennis blanks UCF
Gainesville Sun
The 12th-ranked Florida men's tennis team shutout the UCF Knights, 7-0, on Wednesday evening at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex. The Gators improved to 2-0 on the season with two matches scheduled for this weekend as UF hosts the 2013 ITA

NCAA to hear UCF appeal today
Florida Today
UCF linebacker Jonathan Davis (11), defensive lineman E.J. Dunston (95) and other teammates hold the trophy after they beat Ball State in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field. / USA TODAY Sports file

Central Florida tops Rice 78-67 at free-throw line
Bradenton Herald
After extending the lead to 12 points, the Knights saw Rice climb back to 56-54 with 7:52 left. The Owls (4-14, 0-4) were still within three points with 5:15 remaining when UCF hit six straight free throws. After Tamir Jackson's three-point play closed the gap to

Men's basktball: UCF takes down Rice
Central Florida Future
Isaiah Sykes and Calvin Newell each scored 24 points as the UCF men's basketball team (13-5, 3-1) beat the Rice Owls (4-14, 0-4) 78-67 at the UCF Arena. Newell's 24-point performance was a career-best as he went five of eight from behind the three-point

Alabama LB Chequan Burkett makes commitment No. 17 for UCF
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
UCF's 17th commitment to the 2013 recruiting class describes himself as a "smart, physical player who is, you could say, a ball-hawk .. a playmaker." Chequan Burkett, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound athletic linebacker out of Montgomery (Ala.) Carver High, is exactly

UCF Tops Rice Despite 3 Points From Clanton
WFTV Orlando
?Our team found a way to win tonight,? UCF head coach Donnie Jones said. ?[Opponents] are focused so much on Keith. Other guys have to produce. That's what I like so much about our team. We have a good team with a lot of guys who can produce on any

Recap: UCF vs. Rice
Bradenton Herald
Tristan Spurlock had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds and Keith Clanton ripped down 10 boards for UCF (13-5, 3-1 C-USA) which has won four of its last five. Tamir Jackson tallied 15 points, Julian Debose and Austin Ramljack each added 14

Recap: UCF vs. Rice
Kansas City Star
Tristan Spurlock had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds and Keith Clanton ripped down 10 boards for UCF (13-5, 3-1 C-USA) which has won four of its last five. Tamir Jackson tallied 15 points, Julian Debose and Austin Ramljack each added 14

M. Basketball. Balanced Scoring Helps Knights Top Rice
UCFAthletics.com 

VIDEO: Jones, Spurlock | Photo Gallery
Calvin Newell and Isaiah Sykes each scored 24 points to lead UCF to a 78-67 win over Rice Wednesda…

Hernando softball players commit to UCF, Morehead State
Tampabay.com (blog)
Lane has orally committed to UCF, and McDaniel has made a verbal pledge to Morehead State, Leopards coach Kevin Bittinger said Wednesday night in an email. Both earned second-team all-North Suncoast honors last season, despite their youth. Lane

UCF's Sinclair named Herd strength coach
Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marshall is hiring Scott Sinclair of Central Florida to become its new strength and conditioning coach, the Gazette has learned. Sinclair, UCF's associate director of strength and conditioning, has spent nine seasons in Orlando, working

NCAA Game Summary – Rice at UCF
WBIR-TV
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Isaiah Sykes and Calvin Newell each scored 24 points as the UCF Knights downed the Rice Owls, 78-67, in a Conference USA showdown at UCF Arena. Tristan Spurlock had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds and

Newell, Sykes combine to lead UCF to win over Rice
Orlando Sentinel
With senior leader Keith Clanton facing triple teams every time he touched the ball, UCF was going to need contributions from elsewhere on Wednesday night against Rice. Entering the season, the Knights (13-5, 3-1 Conference USA) felt they had other

M. Tennis. No. 12 Florida Defeats UCF Men’s Tennis Team
UCFAthletics.com 

In its third dual-match of the season, the UCF men’s tennis team fell against No. 12 Florida 7-0, Wednesday afternoon at Linder Stadium at the Ring Tennis Complex…

Representatives from UCF set to present appeal of football postseason ban to
WCHS-TV8
It is the lone penalty UCF challenged as part of sanctions levied last July for major recruiting violations in football and basketball. UCF also received a one-year postseason ban in basketball, $50,000 fine, five years' probation, reduction of basketball

UCF to present its appeal of NCAA football postseason ban Thursday
Orlando Sentinel
University officials are slated to present the university's case to the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee in Indianapolis and will base the appeal around four major issues, according to the appeal document UCF submitted to the NCAA. The school

Bay News 9

NCAA to hear UCF appeal of football postseason ban
Bay News 9
It is the lone penalty UCF challenged as part of sanctions levied last July for major recruiting violations in football and basketball. UCF also received a one-year postseason ban in basketball, $50,000 fine, five years' probation, reduction of basketball

Baseball. Register Now for UCF Baseball’s Golf Scramble
UCFAthletics.com 

The annual UCF baseball golf scramble is set to tee off on April 27. The team is inviting all to come out and support the program for the all-day event beginning at Eagle Creek Golf Club off Narcoossee Rd. near Lake Nona…

National Signing Day: Recruiting process wore on former Notre Dame, UCF
Orlando Sentinel
He was not prepared for the barrage of phone calls from college coaches and reporters, which placed unbearable expectations on the wide receiver entering his senior season at Clermont East Ridge in 2005. More than anything, Jackson wasn't ready to fail.

NCAA to Hear UCF Appeal of Football Postseason Ban
Sports Talk Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? A spokesman for the University of Central Florida says the NCAA is set to hear its appeal of a one-year postseason ban in football. Grant Heston said Wednesday that UCF President John Hitt, athletic director Todd Stansbury and

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