UCF Around The Web (02/07/2013 Morning)

February 7, 2013 in Around The Web

Southern Miss takes 1st C-USA loss against UCF
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Watson, who was 7 of 7 from the floor with six treys and 24 points in USM's 79-75 victory at Alabama-Birmingham Saturday, went just 2 of 7 against UCF, including 1 of 5 from beyond the arc, scoring six points with five assists. USM jumped out to a 10-point

UCF edges Southern Mississippi
FS Southwest
Sykes gave UCF a 58-57 lead with a layup, but Jerrold Brooks answered with a layup to bring the game to its 10th tie, 58-58. UCF's Keith Clanton missed a layup with 53 seconds left, giving Southern Miss a chance to regain the lead. But Clanton stole the ball

UCF holds off Golden Eagles
Hattiesburg American
ORLANDO ? A pair of Southern Miss 3-point, field-goal attempts went awry in the final 5 seconds, as the Golden Eagles lost for the first time in Conference USA play, falling 60-58 Wednesday night to Central Florida at UCF Arena. Two free throws by UCF

UCF upsets Southern Miss
SunHerald.com
Isaiah Sykes hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to lift Central Florida to a 60-58 win over Southern Miss in Conference USA action in Orlando on Wednesday night. It was the first loss in conference play for Southern Miss (18-5, 7-1). UCF improved to 16-6

UCF edges Southern Mississippi 60-58
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sykes gave UCF a 58-57 lead with a layup, but Jerrold Brooks answered with a layup to bring the game to its 10th tie, 58-58. UCF's Keith Clanton missed a layup with 53 seconds left, giving Southern Miss a chance to regain the lead. But Clanton stole the ball

Men's basketball: UCF finishes strong against Southern Miss
Central Florida Future
The UCF men's basketball team snapped Southern Miss' 10-game winning streak Wednesday night at the UCF Arena, beating the Golden Eagles 60-58 to improve to 16-6 on the year and 6-2 in conference play. Junior forward Isaiah Sykes stepped to the free

UCF gets big win against Southern Miss
UCFSports.com
Southern Miss held a five-point advantage with five minutes remaining, but UCF proceeded to clamp down defensively on their way to a 6-0 run to take the lead. A pair of Isaiah Sykes free throws with 14.6 seconds left broke the tie to give UCF a two-point lead,

UCF edges Southern Mississippi 60-58
SunHerald.com
ORLANDO, Fla. ? Tristan Spurlock scored 18 points and Isaiah Sykes hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to help Central Florida beat Southern Mississippi 60-58 in a key Conference USA matchup. Calvin Newell added 13 points, Sykes finished with 12

UCF hands Southern Miss first Conference USA loss
Bay News 9
The UCF men's basketball team made some big defensive stops when it mattered Wednesday to knock off Southern Miss, 60-58, at the UCF Arena and snap the Golden Eagles' 10-game winning streak. UCF held the Golden Eagles to just one field goal in the

Tampabay.com

O'Leary fills gaps despite sanctions
Tampabay.com
ORLANDO ? George O'Leary knew he would have issues to overcome while securing his first Big East recruiting class. The Central Florida coach believed NCAA sanctions would be the biggest. Instead, it turned out to be last-minute poaching attempts.

Eagles drop first C-USA game
WTVA
"(UCF's) size bothered us at times. We knew we would have to limit their second shots, but they had 13 offensive rebounds. We played very hard, but there were too many second shot opportunities, and late in the game we put them on the foul line too much."

Recap: UCF vs. Southern Miss
Kansas City Star
Isaiah Sykes drained a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left to lift the UCF Knights to a 60-58 victory over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a Conference USA tilt at UCF Arena. Sykes finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, and four assists for UCF (16-6,

M. Basketball. Knights Knock Off Southern Miss for Huge C-USA Win
UCFAthletics.com 

VIDEO: Jones, Williams Postgame
UCF made some big defensive stops when it mattered to knock off Southern Miss, 60-58, and snap the Golden Eagles’ 10-game winning streak…

Tuition, Fee Increases are an Unwelcome UCF Tradition
KnightNews.com
With added expenses like overpriced textbooks, hefty rent and rising food costs, it's no wonder only 35 percent of UCF students admitted in the 2007-2008 academic year graduated within four years and less than 63 percent of students admitted in the

Sykes Hits Game Winning Free Throws, UCF Tops Southern Miss
Sports Talk Florida
Isaiah Sykes was 0-4 from the free throw line, that is, until 14.6 seconds left to play. UCF was tied with Southern Miss 58-58 and Sykes was at the charity stripe with a chance to give the Knights the lead. In front of one of the most energetic crowds to fill UCF

Recap: UCF vs. Southern Miss
TheNewsTribune.com
Isaiah Sykes drained a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left to lift the UCF Knights to a 60-58 victory over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in a Conference USA tilt at UCF Arena. By Sports Network; The Sports Network. By Sports Network. Published: Feb.

Sykes lifts UCF to 60-58 win over Southern Miss
Orlando Sentinel
UCF junior Isaiah Sykes came into Wednesday night's game as good as he's ever been from the free-throw line. Like his teammates, however, Sykes was struggling to convert from the charity stripe against Southern Miss. It was a problem that had kept the

USF goes with defense, UCF stays local
FS Florida
Taggart, hired in December after three seasons at Western Kentucky, placed the finishing touches on his initial recruiting class with the Bulls. The 23-player haul emphasizes defense, with 14 players from that side of the ball inking with USF on National

Shaquem Griffin, A UCF Signee Makes Pick With One Hand – VIDEO
Sports Radio ESPN 1420
This guy might not have been the most high-profile high school football player that signed to play college football on national signing day yesterday, but he might be the guy that deserves the most respect. This is video of Shaquem Griffin, from Lakewood High

Football. Signing Day Transcript with George O’Leary
UCFAthletics.com 

Head Coach George O’Leary met with a large contingent of media Wednesday for his signing day press conference. Check out what he had to say right here…


Bay News 9

East Lake's DiNovo comes home, signs official LOI with UCF
Bay News 9
East Lake quarterback Pete DiNovo has already been enrolled at UCF for weeks, but he wasn't missing his big day. The early-enrolee with the Knights returned to his roots Wednesday, officially signing a National Letter of Intent in front of a crowd of family,

Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

Penn State completes 2013 schedule with game vs. UCF
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
?It will be a great honor to play against UCF and coach O'Leary,? O'Brien said in a statement. ?UCF is a good football team. Coach O'Leary has done a fantastic job and obviously he has meant a lot to my career. This will be a great game for our fans and I'm

Prep football: Barron Collier buddies Jake Berman, Mike Heuerman sign with
Marconews
The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder will play linebacker at UCF. Heuerman, at 6-4, 230, already is working out with the Fighting Irish as a tight end. Heuerman enrolled at Notre Dame in early January. In between class and study hall, he was broadcast on Barron

Watch: UCF coach George O'Leary discusses the 2013 recruiting class
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Position-wise, UCF signed two quarterbacks, two running backs, three offensive linemen, three defensive linemen, five linebackers, three defensive backs and one athlete. UCF will hold a signing day event on Wednesday evening at 5:45 p.m. where coaches

UCF signs 19 as it prepares to enter Big East
Ocala
UCF survived, though, and signed 19 players on Wednesday, filling gaps on a roster that O'Leary believes is ready for its jump to a new conference in 2013. "This is the first year that, the class that we had, there were at least nine or 10 guys that were trying to

2/6- Penn State will host the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sept. 14
PA home page
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., February 6, 2013 – Penn State will host the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sept. 14 to complete its 2013 football schedule. The University of Virginia recently notified Penn State it would not be playing the game scheduled for

UCF confirms home-and-home with Penn State in 2013, 2014-15
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
UCF confirmed a home-and-home with Penn State beginning in 2013, officially announcing that the Knights will travel to Happy Valley to take on the Nittany Lions on Sept. 14. Penn State will return to Orlando in either 2014 or 2015, according to the release.

Tampabay.com

UCF recruits set for Big East play
Tampabay.com
ORLANDO ? Central Florida signed a recruiting class of 19 players as it prepares for its first season in the Big East. Despite having limited recruiting visits because of NCAA penalties for recruiting violations, the Knights' class includes 11 defensive players

UCF signs 19 as it prepares to enter Big East
Providence Eyewitness News
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? Central Florida coach George O'Leary knew that he'd already have some issues to overcome to secure his first Big East recruiting class. The Knights' coach thought NCAA-imposed sanctions would be his team's biggest hurdle on

UCF, Penn State agree to two-game set
FS Florida
The date for the game in Orlando has not been decided but will either be in 2014 or 2015, according to a UCF release. The Nittany Lions are one of two non-conference road opponents for the Knights this season, their first in the Big East. UCF will also play at

UCF signs 19 for its first Big East recruiting class
Orlando Sentinel
At a position of need, UCF locked down RB Micah Reed, holding on to him even as Texas came calling with a late offer. When his letter came arrived, it drew cheers from the UCF coaches. The final fax to come in, LB Chequan Burkett, was vital, too. Auburn

Why is your class so weak
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - UK_Beast – February 6, 2013, 5:26 pm

How ca you expect to compete with that weak sauce of a class. It looks like a dumpster fire.…
How ca you expect to compete with that weak sauce of a class. It looks like a dumpster fire.

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Penn State to Host the University of Central Florida on Sept. 14
GoPSUsports.com
Penn State will host the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sept. 14 to complete its 2013 football schedule. The University of Virginia recently notified Penn State it would not be playing the game scheduled for Sept. 14 in Beaver Stadium in order to play an

Football. UCF Football Announces Home-and-Home Series with Penn State Starting in 2013
UCFAthletics.com 

UCF and Penn State have announced the two schools have agreed to a home-and-home series, beginning when the Knights visit the Nittany Lions Sept. 14, 2013. Both institutions are still working to determine a date for Penn State’s return visit to Bright House Networks Stadium, either in 2014 or 2015…

M. Golf. UCF Holds Qualifying for Gator Invitational
UCFAthletics.com 

Greg Eason, Ricardo Gouveia, Kyle Wilshire, Jose Joia and McCabe Buege will tee it up for the Knights at the Gator Invitational this weekend…

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