UCF Around The Web (02/21/2013 Morning)

February 21, 2013 in Around The Web

UCF Suspends All Fraternity, Sorority Activities
News Chief
The Florida A&M University drum major died after a brutal hazing ritual aboard a bus. More than 3,100 students participate in 48 recognized Greek organizations at UCF. UCF Suspends All Fraternity, Sorority Activities · NewsChief.comFebruary 20, 2013 11:57

PolicyMic

UCF Greek Life Suspended After Hazing Allegations, But Will It Work?
PolicyMic
In an effort to change the overall culture of Greek life, the University of Central Florida recently prohibited all 48 Greek chapters from holding social, new member education, and initiation activities until further notice. Once UCF feels confident that its Greek

WESH Orlando

UCF halts fraternity, sorority events over alcohol, hazing
WESH Orlando
"Chapter activities will resume when we are satisfied that our Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF Creed and, more importantly, that we can ensure compliance with laws and university regulations governing hazing and alcohol," Vice President of

UCF suspends most fraternity, sorority activities amid 'alcohol, hazing issues'
Orlando Sentinel
University officials announced Wednesday that they have halted all fraternity and sorority social events, new-member education activities and initiation activities until "Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF Creed and, more importantly, that we can

ABC Action News

UCF suspends many fraternity, sorority activities until alcohol and hazing issues
ABC Action News
UCF officials said they will develop a comprehensive plan to address alcohol and hazing issues. More than 3,100 students participate in 48 recognized Greek organizations at UCF. A school news release says fraternities and sororities will be permitted to hold

Marshall completes season sweep of UCF, 82-70
The Daily Times
led by less than eight from there. Pittman, Scarver, Kane and Tinnon all managed at least 10 points in the first half. Isaiah Sykes had 23 points and 11 rebounds for UCF (17-9, 7-5), which shot 43 percent (28 of 65), but struggled from 3-point range (3 of 16).

WESH Orlando

UCF halts some fraternity, sorority events over alcohol, hazing
WESH Orlando
"Chapter activities will resume when we are satisfied that our Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF Creed and, more importantly, that we can ensure compliance with laws and university regulations governing hazing and alcohol," Vice President of

UCF suspends all Greek life
The Independent Florida Alligator
The University of Central Florida suspended all Greek life Wednesday after reports of hazing and alcohol abuse. The decision came a week after UCF's Sigma Chi fraternity was also suspended for posting a Facebook picture with the caption, ?Forcing a

Herd wins first road game
Huntington Herald Dispatch
A small turnout of 4,736 spectators in 10,000-seat UCF Arena included a sizable contingent rooting for Marshall center Nigel Spikes who is from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ?It was a great win,? Spikes in a postgame radio interview. ?This was like a business trip for

UCF suspends all fraternity, sorority activities
WWSB ABC 7
UCF officials said they will develop a comprehensive plan to address alcohol and hazing issues. More than 3,100 students participate in 48 recognized Greek organizations at UCF. A school news release says fraternities and sororities will be permitted to hold

Area College Basketball Roundup
Parkersburg News
led by less than eight from there. Pittman, Scarver, Kane and Tinnon all managed at least 10 points in the first half. Isaiah Sykes had 23 points and 11 rebounds for UCF (17-9, 7-5), which shot 43 percent (28 of 65), but struggled from 3-point range (3 of 16).

Marshall completes season sweep of UCF, 82-70
Parkersburg News
led by less than eight from there. Pittman, Scarver, Kane and Tinnon all managed at least 10 points in the first half. Isaiah Sykes had 23 points and 11 rebounds for UCF (17-9, 7-5), which shot 43 percent (28 of 65), but struggled from 3-point range (3 of 16).

Basketball: UCF falls to Marshall at home
Central Florida Future
The UCF men's basketball team (17-9, 7-5 C-USA) lost their third-straight game Wednesday night 82-70 to Marshall (12-15, 5-7 C-USA) at the UCF Arena. The Knights fell behind early as they were simply unable to match Marshall's intensity from the tip.

Bay News 9

UCF halts Greek life activities over hazing, alcohol issues
Bay News 9
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, UCF administrators said, ?Many Greek chapters and students exhibit model behavior and set high standards for success in the classroom and as campus and community leaders. However, recent events have

WESH Orlando

UCF building evacuated after suspicious package found
WESH Orlando
At about 1:40 p.m., a UCF alert said the Mathematics Science building was evacuated because a suspicious device was found in a stairwell. UCF's police chief described the package as some sort of backpack, but the fact that it was found in a stairwell caused

Marshall completes season sweep of UCF
FS Southwest
Pittman, Scarver, Kane and Tinnon all managed at least 10 points in the first half. Isaiah Sykes had 23 points and 11 rebounds for UCF (17-9, 7-5), which shot 43 percent (28 of 65), but struggled from 3-point range (3 of 16). Tags: UCF, c-usa , Marshall

Marshall beats UCF, 82-70
UCFSports.com
Though they made a late run, UCF couldn't recover from a poor first half that allowed Marshall to shoot 60 percent from the floor and race to a 48-34 lead going into halftime. The Herd led by 22 points with under 10 minutes to go. The Knights rallied to cut that

UCF guard Calvin Newell with some blunt honesty after loss
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Six games after that first defeat to Marshall, the Knights fell to the Herd again, this time at UCF Arena, their fourth loss in that stretch and third straight. Again it was Newell who walked into a media session on Wednesday night and set forth with some brutal

Recap: UCF vs. Marshall
Bradenton Herald
Dennis Tinnon recorded a double-double off the bench with 14 points and 15 rebounds as the Marshall Thundering Herd captured its first road win of the season against the UCF Knights, 82-70, in Conference USA action at UCF Arena. Elijah Pittman scored a

UCF Conducts Business Over Suspending Greek Life in Secreacy
KnightNews.com
The meetings leading up to the decision to suspend all Greek Life at the University of Central Florida were held away from the public view?leaving UCF to make important decisions that affect thousands of students in secrecy. ?It is an unfortunate day when the

Marshall Defeats UCF 82-70; UCF Loses Third Straight
KnightNews.com
The UCF Knights (17-9, C-USA 7-5) officially fell into a losing streak as they dropped their third straight, this time to a Marshall Thundering Herd (12-15, C-USA 5-7) team who found their first road win of the season in Orlando, the town where dreams come true

UCF Conducts Business Over Suspending Greek Life in Secrecy
knightnews.com 
The meetings leading up to the decision to suspend all Greek Life at the University of Central Florida were held away from the public view–leaving UCF to make important decisions that affect thousands of students in secrecy. “It is an unfortunate day when the actions of a misguided admin…

Marshall Defeats UCF 82-70; UCF Loses Third Straight
knightnews.com 
The UCF Knights (17-9, C-USA 7-5) officially fell into a losing streak as they dropped their third straight, this time to a Marshall Thundering Herd (12-15, C-USA 5-7) team who found their first road win of the season in Orlando, the town where dreams come true. Isaiah Sykes had his fifth double-dou…

Herd's road losing streak comes to an end
Charleston Gazette
Marshall not only won its first road game of the season, it did so in stunning fashion, defeating Central Florida 82-70 Wednesday night at UCF Arena. It was the first "true" road win in 10 tries for the Thundering Herd (12-15, 5-7 Conference USA), which was on

Power Surge Lifts No. 23 Florida State Past UCF
WCTV
ORLANDO, Fla. (seminoles.com) ? Junior Kelly Hensley's three-run home run in the third inning coupled with sophomore Lacey Waldrop's career-high 11 strikeouts highlighted No. 23 Florida State softball's 10-3 victory at UCF on Wednesday evening at the

Marshall completes season sweep of UCF in final matchup of Conference USA
Bay News 9
The UCF men's basketball team was unable to rally past Marshall Wednesday at the UCF Arena as the Thundering Herd built a big lead on its way to an 82-70 victory. The Knights (17-9, 7-5), who lost at home for the first time in Conference USA play this year,

UCF suspends all fraternity, sorority activities
WPEC
UCF officials said they will develop a comprehensive plan to address alcohol and hazing issues. More than 3,100 students participate in 48 recognized Greek organizations at UCF. A school news release says fraternities and sororities will be permitted to hold

Softball. UCF Softball Unable to Keep Pace with Florida State
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF softball team was hoping for a better result against Florida State after a heartbreaking walk-off defeat last season. However, the Knights’ (5-6) offense was unable to keep pace with a thunderous Seminoles’ (8-2) attack as they dropped a 10-3 decision that saw FSU slug four home runs on Wednesday night at the UCF Softball Complex…

M. Basketball. UCF Unable to Rally Past Marshall
UCFAthletics.com 

UCF was unable to rally past Marshall Wednesday at the UCF Arena as the Thundering Herd built a big lead on its way to an 82-70 victory…

Marshall completes season sweep of UCF, 82-70
Bradenton Herald
ORLANDO, Fla. ? Elijah Pittman scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures and hot-shooting Marshall defeated Central Florida 82-70 Wednesday night. DeAndre Kane tallied 19 points and seven assists, D.D. Scarver scored 16 points and Dennis

NCAA Game Summary – Marshall at UCF
WFMY News 2
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Dennis Tinnon recorded a double-double off the bench with 14 points and 15 rebounds as the Marshall Thundering Herd captured its first road win of the season against the UCF Knights, 82-70, in Conference USA action at

UCF suspends all fraternity, sorority activities
WTXL ABC 27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? The University of Central Florida has suspended all fraternity and sorority activities until alcohol and hazing issues are addressed. In an announcement Wednesday, the university administration said recent events indicate the school's

Marshall completes season sweep of UCF, 82-70
The Columbian
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Elijah Pittman scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures and hot-shooting Marshall defeated Central Florida 82-70 Wednesday night. DeAndre Kane tallied 19 points and seven assists, D.D. Scarver scored 16 points and

UCF Press Release on Greek life activities
WFTV Orlando
?Chapter activities will resume when we are satisfied that our Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF Creed and, more importantly, that we can ensure compliance with laws and university regulations governing hazing and alcohol,? said Maribeth Ehasz,

UCF's woes continue with ugly loss to Marshall
Orlando Sentinel
UCF hoped the remedy to its recent woes would be a return to UCF Arena, where it had won 13 of 16 games this season entering Wednesday night against rival Marshall. Other than a five-minute run in the second half that brought hope of a comeback, the

UCF struggles on road
Seminole Voice
A two-game skid in Conference USA play hasn't left the UCF men's basketball team much worse for the wear, though they're coming up on a tough end to the regular season. They'll face two of the top three C-USA teams in the final week. In the meantime

UCF Falls To Marshall 82-70
Sports Talk Florida
Coming off two road losses, UCF hoped to turn things around with a warm homecoming against rival Marshall Wednesday night. The Knights didn't, however, falling to the Thundering Herd 82-70. It marks the third consecutive loss for UCF (17-9, 7-5 C-USA).

Seminoles.com

Power Surge Lifts No. 23 Florida State Past UCF
Seminoles.com
ORLANDO, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Junior Kelly Hensley's three-run home run in the third inning coupled with sophomore Lacey Waldrop's career-high 11 strikeouts highlighted No. 23 Florida State softball's 10-3 victory at UCF on Wednesday evening at the

Family Calendar: Pocahontas
Seminole Voice
23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the UCF Arena. This interactive experience for kids of all ages is free to the public. Following the Touch-A-Truck event, the UCF Men's Basketball team will take on Tulsa at 4 p.m. at the UCF Arena. Visit ucfathletics.com. The Winter

UCF suspends all fraternity, sorority activities
Ocala
UCF officials said they will gather information on best practices from around the country to develop a comprehensive plan to address alcohol and hazing issues. More than 3,100 students participate in 48 recognized Greek organizations at UCF. All rights

UCF Athletics Association to make oral argument in appeal of $10 million
Orlando Sentinel
The UCF Athletics Association will complete the final portion of its appeal Thursday, arguing it should pay little to no damages in connection with the death of football player Ereck Plancher. In July 2011, a jury found UCF was negligent in Plancher's death and

"PB&J Quality Challenge to Feed the Homeless" – An Event for Engineers Week
University of Central Florida
Hosted by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, this event is part of Engineers Week at UCF, Feb. 18-22, and is also a celebration of UCF's 50th anniversary. The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) -? with more than 24,000 alumni -? is

Mathematical Sciences building evacuated
Central Florida Future
Grant Heston of UCF News and Information confirmed the package in question was an orange backpack left in a stairwell. The contents of the backpack were not abnormal. An unidentified faculty member saw the abandoned backpack and called UCF police,

FGCU Athletics

Vives Becomes the Third @FGCU_MTEN Player to Earn #ASunMTEN Weekly
FGCU Athletics
Sophomore Jordi Vives (Barcelona, Spain/IES Ferran Tallada/USC) became the third FGCU men's tennis player this spring to be named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week on Wednesday after posting a perfect weekend against UCF and UConn. Vives joins

UCF halts greek activities for now
WDBO Radio
The university also issued a statement: "Chapter activities will resume when we are satisfied that our Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF creed and, more importantly, that we can ensure compliance with laws and university regulations governing

Professional MBA Sanford / Lake Mary Information Reception
University of Central Florida
UCF's Professional MBA is ideal for working professionals whose goal is an accredited MBA without interrupting their careers. PMBA features convenient evening classes downtown and at several Central Florida regional locations on a rotational basis.

WJXT Jacksonville

UCF halts Greek life over alcohol, hazing issues
WJXT Jacksonville
The school said chapter activities will resume when officials are satisfied that "Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF Creed and, more importantly, that we can ensure compliance with laws and university regulations governing hazing and alcohol."

VUCF Presents: "Bingo Night at the Coalition for the Homeless"
University of Central Florida
We will be playing bingo with the residents of the Mens Pavilion at the Coalition for the Homeless; so come out, have some fun, and make a difference. If you are interested in participating RSVP to Todd at vucf_hunger@ucf.edu and include your name, NID,

"Capoeira Class" – An Event for Engineers Week & CECS Celebrates UCF 50
University of Central Florida
Hosted by SHPE, this event demonstrates and celebrates the cultural diversity of the students in the UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS). It is part of Engineers Week at UCF, Feb. 18-22, and is also a celebration of UCF's 50th anniversary

WESH Orlando

UCF halts fraternity, sorority events over alcohol, hazing
WESH Orlando
"Chapter activities will resume when we are satisfied that our Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF Creed and, more importantly, that we can ensure compliance with laws and university regulations governing hazing and alcohol," Vice President of

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