UCF Around The Web (03/04/2013 Morning)

March 4, 2013 in Around The Web

Erik Hempe's walk-off single lifts UCF to weekend sweep
Orlando Sentinel
Erik Hempe's walk-off RBI single lifted UCF to a thrilling come-from-behind 7-6 victory Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of Winthrop. The Knights (7-4) fell behind 6-0 in the first inning on Sunday, but they battled back behind four hits and three RBI

Baseball: UCF sweeps Winthrop at home
Central Florida Future
The UCF Knights (7-4) swept the Winthrop Eagles (3-8) after making a comeback from a six-run deficit. The Knights won 7-6 Sunday afternoon at Jay Bergman Field. With the game tied, two runners on base and two outs, Erik Hempe stepped up to the plate.

UCF's George O'Leary Nearing Extension
Sports Talk Florida
UCF is working on a two-year contract extension for football coach George O'Leary that would keep him under contract through the 2017 season. Athletic director Todd Stansbury confirmed through a spokesman the deal is expected to be completed soon.

Knights out-joust Herd on Senior Day
MU The Parthenon
The Marshall University women's basketball team came up short in its attempt to honor Leandra King and Veronica Ruiz with a win on senior day, losing its final home game of the season 75-51 to the UCF Knights. The loss moves the Herd to 9-19 overall and

Tampabay.com

UCF football nears extension for O'Leary
Tampabay.com
O'Leary, who was unavailable for comment, is 60-55 over nine seasons at UCF, including 34-19 over the past four. The Knights went 10-4 last season, including a loss in the Conference USA title game and a win in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg.

Softball: Knights take 3 of 4 in home tournament
Central Florida Future
UCF defeated Penn 3-0 in their third win of the four-game tournament. ?Our coaches really stress us using our speed,? sophomore Maddy Schroeder said. ?We were blessed with this gift so they're really stressing us about using it and putting pressure on the

Memphis Tigers wrap up longest road swing in four seasons under Pastner on
Memphis Commercial Appeal
So after returning from Orlando, Fla., on Saturday night, where Memphis beat UCF 76-67 to earn its record sixth outright Conference USA regular-season title, one might think the Tigers could be a tad road-weary with the team headed out of town again

UCF sweeps Winthrop
UCFSports.com
UCF sweeps Winthrop. Brandon Helwig UCFSports.com Publisher. Talk about it in The Dungeon – Knights Only. Dominating relief pitching and a valiant offensive effort enabled UCF to erase a 6-0 first inning deficit to defeat Winthrop 7-6 and sweep the series.

Erik Hempe's walk-off single lifts UCF to weekend sweep
Orlando Sentinel
Erik Hempe's walk-off RBI single lifted UCF to a thrilling come-from-behind 7-6 victory Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of Winthrop. The Knights (7-4) fell behind 6-0 in the first inning on Sunday, but they battled back behind four hits and three RBI

Baseball. Walk-Off Win Gives Baseball Sweep of Winthrop
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF baseball team overcame a six-run first-inning deficit to complete the sweep of Winthrop Sunday afternoon as RS senior Erik Hempe hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth for the 7-6 win…

Will Sykes go into the NBA draft?
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - UCFProf – March 3, 2013, 5:15 pm

What are the pros and cons of Sykes turning pro? Pros: 1. After three years, he's already at pro level: He's already caught Keith as team star in scoring an…
What are the pros and cons of Sykes turning pro? Pros: 1. After three years, he's already at pro level: He's already caught Keith as team star in scoring an

W. Basketball. Carter Hits 1,000-Point Mark in 75-51 Win at Marshall
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF women’s basketball team was all about making history on Sunday in its 75-51 win at Marshall…


NBCSports.com

O'Leary, UCF close to finalizing extension
NBCSports.com
?Obviously, it brings stability and [helps] in recruiting, and if you look at his record here he is graduating his student athletes and has two 10-win seasons in the last three years,? UCF athletic director Todd Stansbury said.?And with the conference changes,

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