UCF Around The Web (07/14/2013 Evening)

July 14, 2013 in Around The Web

Penn State, UCF to square off in Dublin
W*USA 9
The Penn State-UCF contest will be the eighth American college football game held in Ireland. The last one contested in Croke Park was in 1996 when Notre Dame played Navy. The Irish and Midshipmen played in Dublin's Aviva Stadium to open the 2012 

The UCF football team will kick off the 2014 season in Dublin, Ireland.- 12:13 pm
Florida Today
Not only do both head coaches have Irish backgrounds, UCF placekicker Sean Galvin hails from the city of Cork, which is just less than a 3-hour drive southwest of Dublin. Galvin, who handled kickoff duties for the Knights last season, is set to be a junior this 

Penn State, UCF to Meet in 2014 Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland
FBSchedules.com
The Penn State Nittany Lions and the UCF Knights will face off at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland in 2014, both schools officially announced today. The game will be the season-opener for both schools on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. It will kick off at 1:30 p.m. in 

Irish Eyes are Smiling
FightOnState.com (subscription)
Sunday morning, the worst kept secret involving PSU football officially became public when it was announced that the Nittany Lions will open the 2014 campaign against UCF in Dublin, Ireland. The game will be played at 69,000-seat Croke Park and has 

Penn State, UCF confirm '14 game in Ireland
NBCSports.com
An announcement Sunday confirmed what's been speculated for the past couple of months: the Nittany Lions will play UCF in Dublin, Ireland for the 2014 season opener. The game will be held in Croke Park in central Dublin and will kickoff at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Irish Independent

Saturday Night Lights: Huge boost for Dublin as American football game to be
Irish Independent
UCF coach George O'Leary and Penn State director of athletics Dave Joyner announced the fixture at the Leinster senior football championship final between Dublin and Meath. The last American football game hosted in Croke Park was in 1996 when Notre 

UCF football to kick off 2014 season in Dublin
Florida Today
Not only do both head coaches have Irish backgrounds, UCF placekicker Sean Galvin hails from the city of Cork, which is just less than a 3-hour drive southwest of Dublin. Galvin, who handled kickoff duties for the Knights last season, is set to be a junior this 

Central Florida to play Penn State in Ireland
Pensacola News Journal
''I have great respect for coach (George) O'Leary and his team and playing UCF in Ireland will be a fantastic experience for all the players, coaches and fans.'' Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner and O'Leary, the Central Florida coach, gave details of the 

Penn State, UCF to kickoff 2014 season in Ireland in Croke Park Classic
Bloguin (blog)
Penn State will meet Central Florida in Ireland to kick off the 2014 college football season. Penn State and UCF will meet in Dublin in the Croke Park Classic on Aug. 30, 2014, both schools announced on Sunday. The game at 69,000 seat capacity Croke Park 

Penn State, UCF announce details of 2014 season-opener in Ireland
Allentown Morning Call
Penn State and Central Florida made it official Sunday, announcing that they will open the 2014 football season in Ireland. The Croke Park Classic will be played Aug. 30 at Dublin's historic Croke Park, home of Ireland's Gaelic Athletic Association. The game 

Penn State, Central Florida to meet in Ireland in '14
Lyndy’s Sports Annuals
?I have great respect for (Central Florida) coach (George) O'Leary and his team and playing UCF in Ireland will be a fantastic experience for all the players, coaches and fans.? Croke Park Stadium holds 69,000. It has not hosted an American football game 

Belfast Telegraph

American football opener in Dublin
Belfast Telegraph
UCF coach George O'Leary and Penn State director of athletics Dave Joyner announced the fixture at the Leinster senior football championship final between Dublin and Meath. The last American football game hosted in Croke Park was in 1996 when Notre 

Football. UCF, Penn State Agree to Kick Off 2014 Season in Dublin, Ireland
UCFAthletics.com 

UCF and Penn State, in conjunction with the Gaelic Athletic Association, will travel across the Atlantic Ocean to open the 2014 football season. The Croke Park Classic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Aug, 30, 2014, in Dublin, Ireland, and will air on ESPN2…

Penn State to open 2014 in Ireland; Temple game moved
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
"We are thrilled to announce that we will play UCF at Croke Park to open the 2014 season, " Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said in a statement. "Our players and coaches are so excited to go to Ireland and play a college football game in such a historic and 

It's official: Penn State to open 2014 season in Ireland
Philly.com (blog)
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner and UCF head coach George O'Leary were in Ireland for the announcement for what is called the Croke Park Classic. The news was disclosed during halftime of the Leinster Senior Football Championship final 

UCF vs Penn St set for Ireland
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Penn State, UCF to meet in Ireland to open 2014 season
CBSSports.com
"I have great respect for [UCF] Coach [George] O'Leary and his team and playing UCF in Ireland will be a fantastic experience for all the players, coaches and fans." Dublin's Croke Park stadium has a capacity of 69,000 and last hosted an American football 

Penn State set to open 2014 season vs. Central Florida in Ireland for the 2014
PennLive.com
"I have great respect for Coach O'Leary and his team and playing UCF in Ireland will be a fantastic experience for all the players, coaches and fans." The Croke Park Classic will be the eighth American college football game played in Ireland and Penn State is 

Irish Mirror

American college football game set for Croke Park next year
Irish Mirror
Thousands of American football fans are expected in Dublin next year for the opening game in the college football season. The University of Central Florida (UCF) will face Penn State in the Croke Park Classic on August 30 next year. It will be the first time the 

Penn State to play UCF in Ireland
Tribune-Review
The Aug. 30, 2014 game was officially announced on Sunday morning. The game will be played at Croke Park in Dublin and it will kick off at 8:30 a.m.. The game pits Penn State coach Bill O'Brien against UCF's George O'Leary, his former boss and mentor.

Penn State to play in Ireland in 2014
abc27
DUBLIN, IRELAND; July 14, 2013 ? Croke Park and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) today announced the 2014 "Croke Park Classic," as Penn State will meet the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the Saturday, August 30, 2014 season opener for 

Penn State, UCF officially set for Ireland, 2014
WJAC Johnstown
"We are thrilled to announce that we will play UCF at Croke Park to open the 2014 season, " said O'Brien. "Our players and coaches are so excited to go to Ireland and play a college football game in such a historic and outstanding venue. I have great respect 

University of Central Florida

Football: UCF, Penn State to Kick Off 2014 Season in Ireland
University of Central Florida
UCF and Penn State, in conjunction with the Gaelic Athletic Association, will travel across the Atlantic Ocean to open the 2014 football season. The Croke Park Classic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Aug, 30, 2014, in Dublin, Ireland, and will air on 

Penn State to open 2014 football season in Ireland
Carlisle Sentinel
Details of the game were announced during halftime of the Leinster Senior Football Championship final between Dublin and Meath by Penn State Director of Athletics Dave Joyner, UCF coach George O'Leary and Gaelic Athletic Association Director General 

UCF Releases Details on Planned Football Game in Ireland
KnightNews.com
Details about UCF and Penn State's planned football game in Ireland have just been released by UCF. The schools will travel across to Ireland to open the 2014 football season at Croke Park in Dublin. The game is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Aug, 

UCF Releases Details on Planned Football Game in Ireland
knightnews.com 
Details about UCF and Penn State’s planned football game in Ireland have just been released by UCF. The schools will travel to Ireland to open the 2014 football season at Croke Park in Dublin. The game is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Aug, 30, 2014, and will air on ESPN2. Fans can purch…

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions to Open 2014 Season against UCF in Ireland
State College News
?We are thrilled to announce that we will play UCF at Croke Park to open the 2014 season, ? said O'Brien. "Our players and coaches are so excited to go to Ireland and play a college football game in such a historic and outstanding venue. I have great respect 

Anthony Travel / UCF
Central Florida Future
Even in its infant stages, UCF head coach George O'Leary couldn't help but be intrigued by the thought of a trip to Ireland. ?When the word Ireland came up, [O'Leary] looked at me. 'That's interesting,' he said,? recalled associate athletic director David Hansen.

SB Nation

Penn State, UCF announce 2014 game in Ireland
SB Nation
The Penn State Nittany Lions will open their 2014 season against Central Florida in Dublin's Croke Park, according to a statement by the PSU athletic department Sunday. The August 30 contest, sponsored by the Gaelic Athletic Association, will kick off at 1:30 

UCF-Penn State officially set to open 2014 season in Ireland on Aug. 30 at 8:30 am
Orlando Sentinel
The announcement was made by the Gaelic Athletic Associatio during the Leinster Football Finals at Croke Park. O'Leary and UCF athletic director Todd Stansbury were both present for the event, as were representatives from Penn State, though Nittany 

Further details of 'Croke Park Classic' confirmed
The Score
The announcement, confirming that UCF and Penn State will play outside the US for the first time ever, was made at GAA HQ today. ?This is a hugely significant event for Croke Park and Ireland. We in the GAA are looking forward to hosting a competitive 

American football returns to Croke Park
Laois Nationalist
UCF coach George O'Leary and Penn State director of athletics Dave Joyner announced the fixture at the Leinster senior football championship final between Dublin and Meath. The last American football game hosted in Croke Park was in 1996 when Notre 

American football returns to Croke Park
Irish Examiner
UCF coach George O'Leary and Penn State director of athletics Dave Joyner announced the fixture at the Leinster senior football championship final between Dublin and Meath. The last American football game hosted in Croke Park was in 1996 when Notre 

UCF, Penn State to open 2014 season in Ireland
UCFSports.com
DUBLIN, Ireland (UCFAthletics.com) – UCF and Penn State, in conjunction with the Gaelic Athletic Association, will travel across the Atlantic Ocean to open the 2014 football season. The Croke Park Classic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Aug, 30, 

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