Central Florida Rumors & News

  • Report: UCF will pay former coach George O'Leary $200k till March 2020

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former UCF coach George O’Leary will remain on the Knights’ payroll as a “Special Liaison to the Director of Athletics on Football Operations” and earn an annual salary of at least $200,000. O’Leary resigned as the school’s head coach on Sunday after the Knights started the year..." October 27

  • Reports: UCF's George O'Leary resigns as coach; Barrett interim coach

    CBS Sports "Another week, another loss, another job that George O'Leary is stepping down from. O'Leary, 69, is resigning from his position as coach at UCF, according to a report from ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy. He left his post as the school's interim athletic director earlier this month, after he'd been..." October 25

  • George O'Leary knocks down contract rumors promising UCF OC Brent Key as successor

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF coach George O'Leary knocked down long-standing rumors his contract contained language designating a head-coach-in-waiting when pressed by WKMG's Channel 6 at his Monday news conference. When reporter Mike Holfeld asked O’Leary if there were clauses in his contract that addressed the future..." October 21

  • George O'Leary steps down as UCF interim athletics director but will continue coaching

    Orlando Sentinel "Offseason moves and injuries already marked UCF’s 2015 season as one of change, but George O’Leary’s announcement Monday that he’d step down as the school’s interim athletics director suggests this season also is about letting go. “Right now, I want to coach football and, again, I looked at the..." October 13

  • Orlando bar offering free beer during UCF games until a win

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Drown your sorrows for free, UCF fans. Well, you better do it quickly. If your team wins a game, the drowning of the sorrows will come with a price tag. So enjoy the free beer while you can. The Basement, a bar in Orlando, is offering free beer during UCF games until the Knights get into the..." September 30

  • Orlando bar offering free beer during UCF games until Knights win

    CBS Sports "I keep looking for the fine print or the disclaimer. I keep checking the calendar to make sure it's not April 1. But no, it's Sept. 29, and it looks like one Orlando bar is genuinely ready -- and I mean really ready -- to help UCF fans drown their sorrows over the team's 0-4 start: That's from..." September 29

  • UCF dismisses All-AAC running back Will Stanback

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF announced Tuesday All-American Athletic Conference running back Will Stanback has been dismissed from the football team. A statement released by UCF Athletics read, "William Stanback has been dismissed from the football team for continuous failure to comply with athletic policy and team..." September 22

  • UCF loses starting QB for 2-4 weeks and starting center for the year

    College Football Talk "Things have not started well for the UCF Knights, a program that just two years ago had players like Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson leading the program to a Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor. This season has started slowly out of the gates with a mildly surprising 0-2 start with losses to FIU..." September 15

  • George O'Leary wants to stop coaching, be permanent AD at UCF

    CBS Sports "George O'Leary has turned around the UCF football program and made the Knights into a perennial contender in the American Athletic Conference. On June 23, O'Leary was named interim athletic director after UCF's previous AD, Todd Stansbury, left for the same job at Oregon State. Now, O'Leary..." September 01

  • UCF DB Chris Williams shot, recovering in hospital

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF football player Chris Williams was shot following an argument at King Tut’s Lounge near campus and treated at Florida Hospital East for non-life threatening injuries early Saturday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. A UCF athletics spokesman confirmed to the..." July 19

  • Florida Supreme Court rules for UCF in case of football player's death

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the UCF Athletics Association, the private corporation that runs the Knights athletic program, does not have to pay Ereck Plancher's family $10 million it was awarded after the football player's death during practice in 2008. By a 6-0 vote (with one..." May 28

  • UCF CB Jacoby Glenn entering NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "UCF is losing one of its defensive stars to the NFL. Cornerback Jacoby Glenn announced he'd be leaving school to enter the NFL Draft. It's a major loss for the Knights, who will now have to replace the entire secondary from a defensive unit that finished No. 5 nationally in total defense and..." January 14

  • UCF CB Jacoby Glenn will enter 2015 NFL draft

    Orlando Sentinel "And another one bids good-bye to UCF football. UCF cornerback Jacoby Glenn announced he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft via his instagram account early Tuesday morning. Glenn, a sophomore, was the first UCF player to be named to the All-America team since Kevin Smith in 2007. The speedy field..." January 13

  • UCF receiver Breshad Perriman will enter the NFL Draft

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF receiver Breshad Perriman will enter the 2015 NFL draft, his father Brett Perriman told the Orlando Sentinel Sunday. Perriman, a junior, informed coaches of his decision Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound outside receiver shot to national prominence when he caught a 51-yard Hail Mary..." January 12

  • UCF coach George O'Leary: 'I expect to be coaching next year'

    Orlando Sentinel "George O’Leary plans to coach UCF next season, and beyond. O’Leary told the Orlando Sentinel on Friday he has “every intention of coaching through the end of my contract.” The 68-year-old head coach signed an extension after last season that runs through the end of the 2017 season. O’Leary..." December 05

  • UCF's George O'Leary accused of racist remarks in suit

    USA Today "Former University of Central Florida defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro accuses UCF football coach George O'Leary of explosive racist remarks in a breach of contract lawsuit filed in circuit court on Friday. The suit alleges that O'Leary used a derogatory word for African-Americans and called..." September 30

  • Volcano poses threat to Penn State-UCF game in Ireland

    CBS Sports "In my time watching college football I've seen games canceled or delayed due to weather, but this would be a first. Penn State and UCF are scheduled to begin their seasons Aug. 30 with a game in Ireland, but that game could be in jeopardy because of, get this: volcanoes. Yes, it seems that..." August 20

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • UCF coach compares SEC’s threats to Civil War South

    Orlando Sentinel "George O'Leary is starting to wonder if the Southeastern Conference is being governed by league commissioner Mike Slive or Confederate President Jefferson Davis. O'Leary, the blunt, straightforward coach of the UCF Knights, compares the SEC's recent threat to break away from the rest of major..." June 05

  • UCF, O'Leary reach new deal

    CBS Sports "UCF and George O'Leary have agreed to a new contract that will make the 10-year Knights coach one of the highest paid in the American, according to sources. The contract is expected to average $2-plus million annually after incentives over the course of the four-year deal. UCF and O'Leary..." May 12

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Tyson Summers has interim tag lifted; named UCF defensive coordinator

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF removed the interim tag from Tyson Summers, officially naming the 33-year-old coach as defensive coordinator. "The only reason I made him interim is I wanted to see him through the spring handle the team meetings, the unit meetings, the field decisions and handle the personnel and the..." April 29

  • Quarterback Nick Patti receives waiver, eligible to play for UCF this fall

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Dr. Phillips and Boise State quarterback Nick Patti was granted a request by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for UCF this fall, his father, Ed Patti, told the Sentinel. Ed Patti said the decision was not a hardship waiver, but "a request to waive the one-year residence rule based..." April 24

  • Former Boise State QB Nick Patti transfers to UCF

    College Football Talk "When it was reported in mid-January that Nick Patti would be leaving the Boise State football program and transferring elsewhere, it was speculated said elsewhere could very well be UCF. Two months later, the AAC school has indeed become that elsewhere. While UCF has not yet confirmed his..." March 26

  • Five up-and-comers to watch in UCF spring football

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF's spring football practice begins tomorrow and there will be plenty of storylines to keep an eye on as the practices unfold. We'll preview those top five angles in tomorrow's paper, but today let's take a look at five key up-and-comers this spring who could win a starting job or play a..." March 11

  • UCF football has 31 players named to American Athletic Conference all-academic team

    Orlando Sentinel "CF football had 31 players named to the American all-academic team. Players must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters, with a total of 18 semester credits not including remedial courses. UCF owns a Graduation Success Rate..." February 26

  • Blake Bortles states his case to be No. 1 pick

    CBS Sports "Blake Bortles has been No. 1 in my mock draft for a few months now, but we still have a long way to go before finding out if he ends up No. 1 on draft weekend in May. On Friday at the NFL combine, he made his case at the podium. “I believe I can compete with any guy here,” Bortles said when..." February 22

  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien eager to see more of Blake Bortles at NFL combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he looks forward to seeing more of former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the NFL Scouting Combine. O'Brien addressed the obvious — his many connections to Bortles — during his press conference at the combine Friday. O'Brien was coaching at Penn State..." February 21

  • Former UCF QB Blake Bortles will throw at NFL Scouting Combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend in Indianapolis. Bortles posted on Twitter, “Dreamt [sic] about combine since I was a kid! Fired up to compete in all aspects of it, especially throwing!” He confirmed in a text message to the Orlando..." February 19

  • College coach not ready to declare Blake Bortles a franchise QB

    Pro Football Talk "Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles name comes up in discussions of the top passers in this year’s draft, but his college coach isn’t ready to declare him a franchise quarterback just yet. George O’Leary told Sports Radio 610 in Houston that description should be more rare. “I think a..." February 13

  • Former UCF QB Blake Bortles stays in touch with his possible replacements

    Orlando Sentinel "Blake Bortles is spending his time in California preparing for the NFL Draft, a process that takes up most of his days. With his free time, however, he's happy to help out his former program. Back home, three young quarterbacks are using that same time to ready for a chance to replace the..." February 12

  • Prospects bigger, faster for UCF Knights football

    Florida Today "UCF’s 2014 recruiting class had a theme — height, weight, speed. Going into their second season in the American Athletic Conference, the Knights targeted bigger, stronger athletes to help compete against a tough 2014 schedule. UCF squares off against Big Ten team Penn State as well as Missouri..." February 12

  • UCF targets Alabama commit DB Chris Williams of Camden County (Ga.)

    Orlando Sentinel "It' the final weekend of the 2014 college football recruiting period and UCF will have a key target on campus Saturday in Camden County (Ga.) safety Chris Williams, an Alabama commit who many think is already planning to flip his pledge to the Knights. Williams, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive..." February 01

  • Ex-Dr. Phillips QB Nick Patti granted release from Boise State

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Dr. Phillips quarterback Nick Patti has been granted his full scholarship release from Boise State and will be looking to transfer for the current spring semester When reached by the Sentinel late Tuesday night, Nick's father Ed Patti confirmed the release but did not want to further..." January 15

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