The Central Florida Knights beat the Connecticut Huskies Saturday in the college football rivalry game known as the Civil ConFLiCT, and earned the right to take home the trophy. UCF passed, instead leaving the prize on a bench. On Tuesday, UConn head coach Bob Diaco, who established the artificial enmity, essentially…
Central Florida defeated UConn, 24-16, Saturday in the fourth installment of the greatest artificial college football rivalry ever: The Civil Conflict. My mistake—it’s actually the Civil ConFLiCT.
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UConn football coach Bob Diaco introduced the world to a new rivalry, unilaterally dubbed the Civil Conflict, between the Huskies and the Central Florida Knights in June. It had a trophy and everything, and yet, no one bothered to tell UCF, or head coach George O’Leary. In fact, it wasn’t clear that a program can just…
University of Central Florida defensive back Chris Williams was shot outside an Orlando hookah bar early Saturday morning, reports WFTV.
Did the UCF Knights want a new college football rival? Probably not, but UConn head coach Bob Diaco started one anyway.
With the Big East in full meltdown mode, two of the traditional basketball powers are considering a move to the ACC—or, barring that, UConn and Cincinnati will take their ball and go start their own conference, according to The Sporting News. The only flaw in this plan is that the new conference would blanket the…
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Well, Colorado is east of Idaho, we suppose. And, hey, Thursday night blue turf on ESPN, within, like, a few years. That's something to look forward to, right? Maybe? Anyone? [USA Today]
You remember Shanna Marie McLaughlin. Central Florida grad. Playboy Playmate of the Month for July 2010. Filmed a little video in the UCF locker room last year that got some people more bothered than hot, a silly ordeal that left her "dumbfounded" and resulted in a formal apology from the school — for allowing the…
Marcus Jordan is actually out to a pretty good start to his sophomore year at UCF, but the Jordan genes really show in the elevation after a steal in last night's game.
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Central Florida is abuzz and atwitter about a steamy locker room photoshoot starring a UCF alumna and former Playboy Playmate. (That's one lady, not two different people. It's not that steamy.)
Oh no, we're not done. The Texas League may have settled their little dust up, but Crazy Conference Chatter is not over. The Pac-11 still needs a 12th man and the Big East will apparently take whatever they can get.
Central Florida hosted the University of Buffalo last night, 51 years after the Bulls were told their black players weren't welcome. How to show respect for these civil rights pioneers? Let's have everyone wear all white!
Central Florida boosters are used to beginning their tailgating at 7 a.m. New regulations have them up in arms and threatening to boycott the team. What's the new, draconian starting time? An hour later, 8 a.m.
A key for fans at any college football game is to stay properly hydrated. It's not like they sell beer there or anything, which means you have to sneak in a flask, and when you're drinking that much absinthe, you're gonna need some water. Unfortunately, the new Central Florida stadium forgot about this.
University of Central Florida basketball head coach has some to give, and he doesn't quite know who to share it with. So he asks. And then, oh, does he give it out.