UCF Around The Web (12/11/2013 Morning)

December 11, 2013 in Around The Web

UCF gets NASA grant to study asteroids, meteors
Malaysia Sun
UCF gets NASA grant to study asteroids, meteors. News 13 Wednesday 11th December, 2013. UCF students and scientists examined a piece of a meteorite and talked about different experiments that will give them a better understanding of space. Read more.

Will UF commits still come?
Marco Island Sun Times
Florida State has positioned itself to play for the BCS National Championship and a win over Duke on Saturday will put the Seminoles in the big game. The opponent will likely be Ohio State or the winner of the SEC title game (Auburn vs. Missouri). UCF has 

Will Bortles Bid UCF Good Knight? Star Quarterback Considering Jump to NFL
The Ledger
Brian Griese, a former NFL quarterback and one of the analysts who called UCF's game against Southern Methodist, created somewhat of a stir when he said Bortles could be the first quarterback chosen and that he thinks Bortles is the top quarterback among 

2014 NFL Draft: Analyzing UCF vs South Carolina for Blake Bortles
Black & Teal
Sep 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; UCF Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) rushes towards the end zone during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Bright House Networks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports.

Fiesta Bowl Breakdown: UCF vs. Baylor
For starters, UCF is the second largest university by enrollment in the nation, with more than 60,000 students, while Baylor is a private school with an enrollment of about 15,000. The most drastic difference on the football field is in history of the programs.

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CJ Jones ready for life at UCF
247Sports (subscription)
C.J. Jones enjoyed his in-home visit with Sean Beckton and is looking forward to his official visit on Jan. 17. To continue reading, become a member! 30-Day Free Trial. Access to all Insider Information. Read every premium article on Knights247 and across 

Court Rules Florida Universities Cannot Regulate Guns
UCF may not have a say in whether or not the campus is gun free or not. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Tuesday handed out a ruling against the University of North Florida saying that Florida universities cannot enact gun regulations on campus. A UNF 

Football. Hitt Excited for the UCFiesta

UCF President John C. Hitt is excited for the UCFiesta and is looking forward to cheering on the Knights at the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1…

M. Soccer. Williams Earns NSCAA All-Region Honors

After an impressive sophomore campaign, UCF men’s soccer player Romario Williams earned NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team honors. The Knights’ forward recorded 10 goals in 2013.

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+ Williams Scores Player of the Year Nomination
+ Three Knights Earn All-Conference Nods
O'Leary builds UCF into BCS team
Throughout his tenure, UCF coach George O'Leary has never backed off the proclamation he made the day he was hired when he dubbed the football program "a sleeping giant." Ten years later, the 15th-ranked Knights are preparing to play in the school's 

2013-14 Bowl Season — BCS Bowls
Series: This will be the first meeting between Baylor and UCF. ? Bears' last bowl appearance: Dec. 27, 2012, in the Holiday Bowl, a 49-26 win vs. UCLA. ? Knights' last bowl appearance: Dec. 21, 2012, in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, a 38-17 win vs.Ball State.

W. Volleyball. Sarden Earns Spot on AVCA Southeast All-Region First Team

Coming off the most wins in a single season since 2003, the postseason accolades continue to roll in for the UCF volleyball team as the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) announced Tuesday that DeLaina Sarden was named to its Southeast All-Region First team. The junior becomes UCF‘s 10th all-time recipient of this award and has now been honored in back-to-back seasons.

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+ Sarden Bio
UCF basketball looks to build momentum against Howard
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
The Knights (4-3) host Howard at CFE Arena, the second of seven consecutive games at home. UCF is coming off of a 77-58 win over Stetson on Dec. 7. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.com. The Knights have struggled at 

Wall Street Journal renames the Fiesta Bowl between UCF, Baylor the
Dallas Morning News (blog)
In this image released by Syfy, Ian Ziering, second left, and Cassie Scerbo battle a shark in the Syfy original film "Sharknado." The network is announcing a sequel to "Sharknado," which became an instant campy classic with its recent airing. The new film 

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