UCF Student’s Innovative Beach Gear Wins $3,000 in State Startup Competition

UCF Student’s Innovative Beach Gear Wins $3,000 in State Startup Competition

With an idea to create a new watersport based around skimboarding and a distribution deal lined up with Ron Jon Surf Shop, senior Matthew White took second place and $3,000 at the third annual Governor’s Cup Pitch Competition at Florida State University on Friday. The new-business-venture competition featured top-performing collegiate startups from nine universities across […]

It’s Not About the Ball

Katie Abrahamson-Henderson has dominated the sport of basketball both on the court as a player and off as a coach. After playing under Hall of Fame coaches for the University of Georgia and University of Iowa, as well as one season professionally overseas, Abrahamson-Henderson began coaching in 1990. This season, as head coach of UCF’s […]

Griffin Shines at NFL Scouting Combine

You think 20 reps on the bench press with a prosthetic arm stole the show Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis? UCF alumnus Shaquem Griffin one-upped himself Sunday by running a blazing 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds that turned the world of NFL media on its ear. Griffin’s time — identical to that […]

UCF Alumnus’ Mission to Champion Orlando Leads to NFL Pro Bowl, Community Projects

During last year’s NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports Steve Hogan ’91 had a unique perspective of the game. From the sidelines, he watched as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ children played catch with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hovered close […]