UCF Around The Web (01/06/2014 Morning)

January 6, 2014 in Around The Web

UCF QB Bortles reportedly will opt for NFL draft
Tbo.com
Bortles rocketed up NFL draft boards this season with a string of clutch performances that helped UCF turn in a 12-1 record and Fiesta Bowl victory. The Knights defeated Baylor, 52-42, on Wednesday in the bowl at Glendale, Ariz. Bortles passed for 3,581 

NDC members urged to uphold tenets of probity
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Mr Lamptey was addressing a 32nd anniversary commemoration, of the December 31st revolution by the Ketu South branches of the United Cadre Front, UCF, of the NDC at Aflao. Mr Lamptey entreated the cadre front to be united and maintain their 

ESPN: UCF's Blake Bortles Entering NFL Draft
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The 6-foot-3, 227 pound Bortles completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 3,581 yards 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while leading UCF to a 12-1 record and a win in the Fiesta Bowl. Scouts Inc. lists Bortles as second to only Louisville's Teddy 

Bortles and UCF outshoot Baylor in Fiesta Bowl
W*USA 9
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Blake Bortles accounted for four touchdowns and Storm Johnson rushed for a trio of scores, as No. 15 UCF outgunned sixth- ranked Baylor en route to a 52-42 triumph Wednesday in the 43rd edition of the Fiesta Bowl from 

NDC members urged to consider every day as an opportunity to practise fairness
spyghana.com
He was addressing a joint 1981 revolution 32nd anniversary commemoration, by the Volta Regional and Ketu South branches of the United Cadre Front (UCF) of the ruling NDC at Aflao. Mr Lamptey entreated the cadre front to get united and maintain their 

Report: Blake Bortles to declare for Draft
Sports Mole
chosen to declare for the Draft this season, according to sources at The Orlando Sentinel. The 22-year-old is considered one of the brightest prospects in college football having led UCF to a 12-1 record this season, the best campaign in the college's history.

ESPN: UCF's Blake Bortles Entering NFL Draft
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The 6-foot-3, 227 pound Bortles completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 3,581 yards 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while leading UCF to a 12-1 record and a win in the Fiesta Bowl. Scouts Inc. lists Bortles as second to only Louisville's Teddy 

Ghana Business News

NDC members urged to uphold tenets of probity
Ghana Business News
He was addressing a joint 1981 revolution 32nd anniversary commemoration, by the Volta Regional and Ketu South branches of the United Cadre Front (UCF) of the ruling NDC at Aflao. Mr Lamptey entreated the cadre front to get united and maintain their 

2014 NFL Draft Rapid Reaction: Thoughts on UCF QB Blake Bortles
The Pewter Plank
A receiver like Vincent Jackson could catch many of his deep throws, but his UCF teammates couldn't adjust to his slight misses. Bortles seems to have a loose grip on the ball in the pocket, as he lost the handle on the football multiple times in 2013.

Bob Stover: Team served Brevard's UCF fans
Florida Today
to provide news about UCF to FLORIDA TODAY. That connection was invaluable last week when several members of Saggio's staff pitched in to cover the return of the UCF Knights football team after its 52-42 victory over Baylor University in the Fiesta Bowl.

Ball State Bowl History
Albany Times Union
21, 2012 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl ? UCF 38, Ball State 17. Jan. 6, 2009 GMAC Bowl ? Tulsa 45, Ball State 13. Jan. 5, 2008 International Bowl ? Rutgers 52, Ball State 30. Dec. 19, 1996 Las Vegas Bowl ? Nevada 18, Ball State 15. Dec. 17, 1993 Las Vegas 

Costly textbook trade taxes buy-back values
Central Florida Future
As UCF students scramble to get all of their books for the new semester, they face unyielding obstacles when deciding if they should buy or rent their textbooks. Each semester, students find that when they sell back their textbooks, they are not getting back as 

UCF rebuilds homes, lives in New Orleans
Central Florida Future
The DeVos Sport Business Management Program started in 2002 and functions within the UCF College of Business Administration. The program was a gift from Rich and Helen DeVos who donated $2.5 million to the program, which was matched by the state 

Fiesta Bowl celebrations underway
Central Florida Future
On Sunday, fans can honor the football team with a celebration Wednesday in the CFE Arena at 7 p.m. and a parade at Disney's Magic Kingdom at 2 p.m. The free on-campus pep rally, will include the UCF Marching Knights and the UCF Spirit Squad.

UCF inventors create more than 100 patents
Central Florida Future
Three UCF professors have it down pat when it comes to inventions and innovation. These professors, who have more than 100 patents among them, have secured a fellowship with the National Academy of Inventors for the year 2014. Innovators such as 

UCF teaching technology spreads to 33 universities
Central Florida Future
TLE TeachLivE? is a cutting-edge classroom simulation software designed and created by Charles Hughes, professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Mike Hynes, professor in UCF's College of Education and Human Performance; and Lisa 

Knights secure 1st American Conference victory
Central Florida Future
?I thought Sykes played obviously really well and is playing the way we expected him to play, so I'm really proud of how he competed,? UCF head coach Donnie Jones said. With 5:40 left on the clock, the game was tied 66-66. Two Eugene McCrory free throws 

Report: UCF QB Bortles to enter NFL Draft
AthlonSports.com
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will reportedly declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. An official announcement is expected on Monday morning, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Bortles, a redshirt junior, led the Knights to a 12-1 

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UCFSports.com Fan Forum - CFTS-Knight – January 5, 2014, 11:33 pm

Ben vereen did a horrendous rendition. A nice group of Baylor fans we were having breakfast near the next day said they enjoyed their interactions with our fans- except us yel…
Ben vereen did a horrendous rendition. A nice group of Baylor fans we were having breakfast near the next day said they enjoyed their interactions with our fans- except us yel

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles declaring for NFL draft
National Football Post
Central Florida star quarterback Blake Bortles is declaring early for the NFL draft, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Bortles is a projected first-round draft pick. Bortles led UCF to a Fiesta Bowl win over Baylor. Bortles passed for 3,581 yards, 25 touchdowns 

Bleacher Report

Blake Bortles Reportedly to Announce He Will Enter 2014 NFL Draft
Bleacher Report
UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will declare for the NFL draft, a source with direct knowledge told the Sentinel on Sunday. The redshirt junior will forgo his final year of eligibility with the Knights and turn pro. An official announcement is expected on Monday 

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Report: UCF's Bortles declares for NFL Draft
KHOU
ORLANDO ? Off the heels of a great performance in the Fiesta Bowl, University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles has decided to declare for the NFL Draft. Several media outlets including ESPN have confirmed the news. Bortles led the Knights to a 

QB pool deepens for Jaguars as UCF's Blake Bortles reportedly will enter draft
Sunshine State News
The Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday night that Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles will enter the draft. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Bortles capped his redshirt junior season by leading the Knights to a 12-1 record and 52-42 win over Baylor in the Fiesta 

So bortles is gone, who steps up at QB?
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - UseeF – January 5, 2014, 9:55 pm

Now what? Holman starts Tyler Harris eventually wins the job. What do you guys think? This post was edited on 1/5 8:47 PM by brahmanknight…
Now what? Holman starts Tyler Harris eventually wins the job. What do you guys think? This post was edited on 1/5 8:47 PM by brahmanknight

Bortles leaving for NFL
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - SublimeKnight – January 5, 2014, 9:52 pm

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CBSSports.com

2014 NFL Draft: Blake Bortles (No. 3 QB) reportedly headed to NFL
CBSSports.com
"He is methodical in his setup and delivery of the ball and is a bit inconsistent with his accuracy, but the mettle he showed in guiding UCF to several comeback victories in 2013 has scouts buzzing. Bortles isn't as polished as Bridgewater, (Derek) Carr or 

Blake Bortles Declares For 2014 NFL Draft
Battle Red Blog (blog)
After leading UCF to the best season in program history, starting quarterback Blake Bortles is headed to the NFL. The redshirt junior will forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft, a source with direct knowledge of the decision told the 

Report: UCF QB Bortles to enter NFL Draft
KRNV My News 4
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will reportedly declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. An official announcement is expected on Monday morning, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Bortles, a redshirt junior, led the Knights to a 12-1 

A season made of magical moments: UCF's path to Fiesta Bowl glory
Orlando Sentinel
As he has done before the start of each season, UCF coach George O'Leary took out a pen and paper and wrote down his thoughts on how the Knights could finish the 2013 season if they played their best football. Not even the veteran coach could have 

Knights have successful season in classroom, too
Orlando Sentinel
Coincidently on the day that UCF's poor academic record was published in the Sentinel, I had a 4 p.m. meeting with UCF President John Hitt. I had been getting emails and phone calls from faculty and staff across the campus during the day saying, " You work 

UCF won't waste time getting ready for 2014
Orlando Sentinel
National Signing Day is only 31 days away, with UCF coaches gearing up for a strong finish building their recruiting class. Then there's spring camp followed by summer workouts and in a blink of an eye ? 237 days to be exact ? the Knights will be in Ireland 

UCF has earned the support and allegiance of Orlando
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Said FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, who took time out from preparing his team for the national championship game to catch bits and pieces of the Fiesta Bowl: "I was very happy for UCF, and they played very well. I tell you what, George O'Leary is a tremendous 

Orlando Sentinel (blog)

UCF football pioneers bask in Fiesta Bowl glory
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
There are bonds that last when you're the first. On UCF's original football team in 1979 ? the forerunner to all this Fiesta Bowl revelry today ? Mike Stapp played offense, Bill Giovanetti played defense and Don Jonas was in the middle of it all as the coach.

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UCF'S BLAKE BORTLES TO ENTER NFL DRAFT
SpaceCoastDaily.com
The 6-foot, 4-inch, 230-pound Bortles, a graduate of Oviedo High, lead the Knights to their first BCS Bowl victory when UCF stunned the heavily favored Baylor Bears 52-42 on New Year's Day. During his three year career at UCF, hethrew for 7,598 yards and 

Report: Blake Bortles to leave UCF early to enter NFL Draft
FOXSports.com
After leading UCF to a Fiesta Bowl victory to cap off the best season in school history, quarterback Blake Bortles will forgo his final season of eligibilty and enter the NFL Draft, according to an Orlando Sentinel report. Bortles, who was the offensive MVP of the 

Report: UCF QB Blake Bortles to declare for 2014 NFL Draft
NFL.com
Report: UCF QB Blake Bortles to declare for 2014 NFL Draft. By Dan Greenspan; College Football 24/7 writer; Published: Jan. 5, 2014 at 07:44 p.m.; Updated: Jan. 5, 2014 at 08:30 p.m.; 0 Likes | 0 Comments. Email · Like · Print · Read · Discuss. Friend(s) 

QB pool deepens for Jaguars as UCF's Blake Bortles reportedly will enter draft
Florida Times-Union (blog)
The Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday night that Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles will enter the draft. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Bortles capped his redshirt junior season by leading the Knights to a 12-1 record and 52-42 win over Baylor in the Fiesta 

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles to declare for NFL draft
Orlando Sentinel
Bortles rocketed up NFL draft boards this season with a string of clutch performances that helped UCF turn in remarkable 12-1 campaign and Fiesta Bowl win. The Knights defeated Baylor, 52-42, on Wednesday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in 

ABC News

Source: Blake Bortles to enter draft
ABC News
Blake Bortles. UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will declare for this year's NFL draft, a source confirmed Sunday to ESPN's Joe Schad. The Orlando Sentinel , citing a source with direct knowledge of Bortles' decision, earlier reported Bortles would forgo his last 

Vikings Draft Watch: Blake Bortles Is Going Pro
The Viking Age
Bortles was on nobody's radar screen going into 2013 (except like one super-dedicated draft wonk some place probably) but he blew up with UCF, leading them to a 12-1 record and a Fiesta Bowl win over Baylor. Now he's expected to be a top 10 pick.

UCF: QB Bortles Declares For 2014 NFL Draft
Rotowire
UCF: QB Bortles Declares For 2014 NFL Draft. Posted on January 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM. NEWS UPDATE. Bortles will declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, the Orlando Sentinel reports. ROTOWIRE FANTASY ANALYSIS. Bortles will go out on top after an impressive 

Records set by the UCF Knights in the 2013 football season
Orlando Sentinel
The 2013-14 UCF football team shattered a slew of records. Here are some of the highlights: ? UCF set a school record for most wins with 12. ? The senior class earned the most wins of any in school history during a four-year stretch, going 38-15 for a .717 

UCF's march to BCS glory, a game-by-game look
Orlando Sentinel
Blake Bortles passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns, while Storm Johnson added 99 rushing yards and two touchdowns to help the Knights coast to a 38-7 win over the Zips. The balanced offensive numbers in the opener were the first hint UCF would 

UCF has earned the support and allegiance of Orlando
Orlando Sentinel
Said FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, who took time out from preparing his team for the national championship game to catch bits and pieces of the Fiesta Bowl: "I was very happy for UCF, and they played very well. I tell you what, George O'Leary is a tremendous 

Report: Blake Bortles turning pro
NBCSports.com
A redshirt junior, Bortles (6-4, 230) completed 259-of-382 passes for 3,581 yards with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions for UCF, which upset Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl on January 1. In the Knights' bowl game win, Bortles threw for 301 yards on 20-of-31 

UCF QB Blake Bortles to Declare for NFL Draft, Report Says
knightnews.com 
UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will declare for the NFL draft, according to the Orlando Sentinel. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Bortles, a junior at UCF, will forgo his final year and turn pro after leading the Knights to their first BCS bowl game victory against Baylor on Jan. 1. The Orlando Se…

Pittman Flips From Ole Miss To UCF
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - brahmanknight – January 5, 2014, 7:11 pm

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Moultrie (Ga.)

Jameis Winston wants a shot at UCF
KnightNews.com
It would appear that UCF has jumped to the attention to those at the highest level of competition in NCAA football. Jameis Winston has made it clear that he wishes he had a chance to play the Knights, saying that ?They can play with anybody, and I respect 

Jameis Winston wants a shot at UCF
knightnews.com 
It would appear that UCF has jumped to the attention to those at the highest level of competition in NCAA football. Jameis Winston has made it clear that he wishes he had a chance to play the Knights, saying that ?They can play with anybody, and I respect UCF.? Winston was able to face the [……


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Will UCF poach Louisville commits?
247Sports (subscription)
UCF had previously targeted a few of the Cards' commits, including Fort Pierce Central DE Rashawn Shaw and Victory Christian DL Chris Nelson. Are they now thinking of flipping to the Knights? ========================== Not a VIP member? What are 

Congrats Jeff Godfrey
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - Poolside Knight – January 5, 2014, 5:02 pm

On finishing a great career at UCF. From leading the team to a Bowl win vs Georgia, the catch at Louisville, and some big catches vs Baylor. I'm glad he came back and fini…
On finishing a great career at UCF. From leading the team to a Bowl win vs Georgia, the catch at Louisville, and some big catches vs Baylor. I'm glad he came back and fini

AAC Team Leaders
San Francisco Chronicle
UCF, 13, 404, 269, 11, 3,661, 26, 281.6. Houston, 13, 518, 299, 10, 3,652, 30, 280.9. Temple, 12, 418, 235, 11, 2,996, 23, 249.7. Rutgers, 13, 442, 240, 22, 3,063, 22, 235.6. UConn, 12, 439, 241, 18, 2,810, 16, 234.2. Memphis, 12, 361, 206, 11, 2,078, 9, 173.2.

AAC Individual Leaders
San Francisco Chronicle
Bortles,UCF, 13, 382, 259, 9, 3,581, 25, 163.4. Walker,Temple, 9, 250, 152, 8, 2,084, 20, 150.8. Kay,Cincy, 13, 395, 262, 12, 3,302, 22, 148.9. Gilbert,SMU, 10, 504, 335, 7, 3,528, 21, 136.2. O'Korn,Houstn, 13, 446, 259, 10, 3,122, 28, 133.1. Nova,Rutgrs, 10 

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