The American’s Top Football Program

The American's Top Football Program

UCF football exited Conference USA by claiming the league’s Sport Academic Award in back-to-back seasons for 2011 and 2012. Now as a member of the American Athletic Conference, the Knights continued that trend Wednesday by earning the Team Academic Excellence Award as The American’s top football program in the classroom. The honor is handed out […]

  • Cross Country: Blaney Breaks School Record

    UCF sophomore Anne-Marie Blaney’s penchant for memorable performances caught the attention of the American Athletic Conference on Tuesday. The Ocala, Fla., native was named the league’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for her dominant win at the USF Invitational on Friday. Blaney won the meet for the second year in a row while topping […]

  • Great Scott: Track Star Signs With Nike

    Aurieyall Scott, UCF’s first NCAA champion in athletics history, recently signed an apparel contract with Nike. The Greenbelt, Md., native signed with Global Athletics in August, deciding to forego her senior year of eligibility. She is currently enrolled in classes and is on pace to finish her degree in interdisciplinary studies in Summer 2014. Global […]

  • Energy Boost: Freeman Signs With Adidas

    Octavious Freeman, who shot to the top of track and field on both national and international levels, recently signed an apparel contract with Adidas. The Lake Wales, Fla., native signed with Icon Management after the USA Championships in June. They represent numerous U.S., World and Olympic champions including LaShawn Merritt, Duane Soloman, Jeneba Tarmoh and […]


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    Jordan Clark had a very good year. A year potentially worth $24 million. You don’t know Clark, a 41-year-old associate general counsel at Central Florida. How could you? Like thousands of other lawyers, he toils in anonymity protecting the interests of the university that pays him. It’s also possible Clark doesn’t know himself what kind […]

  • Football: From the Classroom to the Weight Room

    UCF football exited Conference USA in impressive fashion, both on and off the field. On Thursday, the Knights earned the C-USA Sport Academic Award for the second straight season, finishing 2012-13 with the highest team grade-point average of all 12 football programs in the league. With a 3.024 team GPA, UCF became the first school […]

  • Football: QB Bortles Selected to Maxwell Award Watch List

    Monday marked the beginning of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) releasing their official watch lists from July 8-19, and UCF quarterback and Oviedo native Blake Bortles was not ignored for one of the most prestigious accolades. The junior was selected to the Maxwell Award Watch List, which honors the best college football player […]

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