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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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.