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UCF returns to bowl action against Arkansas State

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The University of Central Florida Knights look to start another string of bowl appearances when they face the Arkansas State Red Wolves in Saturday’s AutoNation Cure Bowl. They are not traveling far as the game will take place in Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Players are always happy to be in a bowl game, but normally look forward to a trip away from home. For a team that went 0-12 the year before, the Knights are more than happy to stay…

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AP Top 25 takeaways: Buckeyes still have playoff path

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Another big game for Lamar Jackson. Another bad game for Charlie Strong. Another non-offensive touchdown for Alabama. Just when it looked like the college football weekend was going to be filled with more of the same, Penn State pulled off the biggest upset of the season. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 8. 1. As No. 2 Ohio State picks up the pieces from a surprising loss at Happy Valley, the most important thing to know is this: If the…

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UCF prepares for Frosty reception at Michigan’s Big House

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A lot happened between Dec. 4, 2014 and Sept. 3, 2016, the dates of the two most recent University of Central Florida football victories. The incomprehensible tragedy at the Pulse nightclub three months ago understandably makes the region forget the unimportant things like football games. But on that December day 21 months ago, the Knights edged the East Carolina Pirates, 32-30. They looked forward to their appearance in the St. Petersburg Bowl the day after Christmas. Few could have imagined…

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2015 is turning into a long year for George O’Leary and UCF

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George O’Leary has had a successful tenure as head coach of the Central Florida Knights. Coming into this season, he had compiled an 81-60 record and taken his team to 7 bowl games, winning three. He came to Orlando in 2004 after a successful run with Georgia Tech. He briefly held the Notre Dame job, but never coached a game. O’Leary pledged to build the Knights into a winning program. After his first year, there was no place to go…

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