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Draft picks and dreamers gather for NFL mini-camps

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NFL teams are in the process of getting their first look at their draft choices, undrafted free agents, and others just looking for a chance. Rookie mini-camps are underway around the league, representing the very first taste of life in the NFL for a few, and the only taste for most. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins held their mini-camps last weekend. On Friday the Jacksonville Jaguars begin theirs. While many, but not all, of the teams’ draft picks…

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UCF makes plays at right time to defeat East Carolina

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The Central Florida Knights made some key plays at critical times that helped them go on to a 47-29 win over the East Carolina Pirates in their American Conference opener in Greenville, North Carolina. Those plays made a winner of the Knights even though they were dominated in the statistical department. East Carolina, one of the country’s most prolific offenses regarding yards gained, was denied touchdowns by the Central Florida defense on multiple occasions. After a 75-yard pass play from…

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UCF falls to 0-11 after pounding by East Carolina

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The Central Florida Knights are one step closer to a winless season following Thursday night’s 44-7 drubbing at the hands of the East Carolina Pirates. The loss brings UCF to 0-11 on the season and 0-7 in the American Conference. Quarterback Blake Kemp led the way for East Carolina with 35 completions in 50 attempts for 448 yards and four touchdowns. Isiah Jones had 14 receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Hairston ran for 137 yards on 14…

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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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