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Isaac Babcock

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Lady Tars increase streak to nine wins

Lady Tars top Nova

The lady Tars haven’t seen a loss in nine-straight games, edging Nova Southeastern 63-59 and handling Lynn 61-50.

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UCF Knights bounce back with win against Tulsa

Knights top Tulsa

The UCF Knights caught a rebound against Tulsa on Valentine's Day after losing to Cincinnati and UConn.

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Rollins men drop two straight, but Lady Tars keep rolling

But women's win streak continues

The Rollins College men's basketball team saw their five-game win streak end with two straight losses, but the women's team show no signs of slowing down with a conference-leading, seven-game win streak.

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UCF Knights hit three-game skid versus AAC opponents

Tulsa tops UCF

A 77-66 loss to Tulsa on Saturday was the UCF Knights' third loss in a row, all against AAC teams.

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Rollins men's basketball streak snapped

But ladies continue streak

Both the men's and women's basketball teams at Rollins College were on five-game win streaks heading into Wednesday night. That quickly changed for one of them.

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Winter Park Chamber president has big dreams

The Chamber's new president

Global business was the former focus of energetic businesswoman Betsy Gardner Eckbert, who’s now bringing a local chamber up to speed with rapid changes in the world economy and how customers are reached.

Rollins takes three straight, Wildcats suffer blowout

Winter Park basketball highlights

After a strong week with three straight wins, the Rollins Tars are back up to 5-5 in the Sunshine State Conference and 11-8 overall.

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UCF Knights face tough stretch of opponents

Knights face tough teams

Matchups against Memphis and SMU are testing the mettle of the UCF Knights.

Rollins basketball team seeks to salvage record

Mckim leads team to win

The Tars, who hadn’t strung together back-to-back wins since a week before Christmas, grabbed the lead midway through the first period and stretched it as wide as 14 points before nearly being reeled in by the end.

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Taylor, Williams lead UCF Knights on tear

UCF stars step up

Big wins over Houston and USF have brought the UCF men's basketball team to a 14-4 record overall and a 5-1 record in conference play.

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Knights still strong after UConn loss

After UConn loss

The UConn Huskies continued to be a thorn in UCF’s side as they won 64-49 when UCF traveled to a freezing Connecticut on Sunday.

Basketball scores for Rollins, Edgewater, Winter Park

'Cats, Eagles, Tars

The Tars bounced back from four straight losses with a 59-47 thrashing of Palm Beach Atlantic Jan. 7.

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UCF basketball team off to strong start with 11-3 record

UCF takes two more wins

The UCF Knights men's basketball team is off to one of their best starts to a season in recent memory, racking up a record of 11-3 so far.

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Scottish Highland Games returns to Central Florida

Highland Games return

Are you ready for some haggis? Central Florida's most unusual sports event is back.

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Knights’ await unfamiliar opponent in AutoNation Cure Bowl

Knights await Red Wolves

The UCF Knights will face an opponent that haven't seen in 25 years at the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Saturday.

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Wildcats fall, Eagles win it all in Tip-Off Classic

'Cats put up fight

A Winter Park Wildcats loss at the start of the Rotary Tip-Off Classic tournament eliminated the chance for a showdown with rival Edgewater High School, who ended up taking the tournament by storm.

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Three teens arrested in Winter Park student's death

Teen suspects arrested

Three juveniles have been arrested in connection with the death of 15-year-old Winter Park High School student Roger Trindade.

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Knights to face Arkansas State in Cure Bowl

Cure Bowl bound

The Knights knew they were going bowling since early November, but now they know how far they'll travel: about 10 miles.

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UCF Knights look to bowl to lift spirits

UCF awaits bowl game

After losing their final game of the regular season to the USF Bulls, the Knights hope to end their season on a high note at their impending bowl game.

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Tip-Off Classic Tournament reaches 40th year

Tournament promises excitment

The Tip-Off Classic may be in for its most competitive tournament yet as a slew of young stars prepare to hit the hardwood.

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Knights face rival USF after losing title shot

UCF misses AAC title berth

For UCF head coach Scott Frost, Saturday night’s game was another frustrating effort where the defense kept the Knights close, but the offense kept letting them down.

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Knights face tough Tulsa after securing bowl bid

Defense stands tall

A win over Cincinnati has made the Knights bowl game eligible, also giving them a shot at ending the season in a three-way tie for the American Athletic Conference east division lead.

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Winter Park Wildcats grabs first win at Showalter Field

Team takes aim at playoffs

The Winter Park Wildcats grabbed their first win on their renovated home field on Friday after playing most of the season on the road.

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Medical marijuana passes, controversial solar bill fails

Utility bill downed

After all the ballot dust settled on the Florida election, medical marijuana finally passed the bar.

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Knights implode against Houston in second half

UCF lets win slip away

For the second time in three games, the Knights carried a seemingly insurmountable lead into the third quarter, only to suddenly lose all offensive ability and let a three-touchdown lead collapse into a loss.

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Knghts fail to close out Temple in tough loss

UCF falls to Temple

The UCF Knights had multiple opportunities to finish off Temple Saturday, but couldn't follow through as they lost the game 26-25.

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UCF Knights prepare for slugfest against Temple

UCF football returns

The Knights are back on the gridiron Saturday to take on Temple — a team that fell victim to UCF in 2013 in a stunning comeback win.

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Hurricane Matthew pushes back UCF football game

Hurricane delays game

A blowout win that was supposed to be a loss gave the Knights enough momentum Friday that it would take a hurricane to stop them. That’s exactly what they got.

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Hurricane Matthew shuts down Central Florida

Cat 4 storm nears CFL

Central Floridians prepared for the worst as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Bahamas Thursday and turned toward a possible landfall along the Florida coastline early Friday morning.

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UCF postpones Tulane game due to hurricane

Tulane game postponed

Bad news, Knight football fans. The UCF Knights have postponed the upcoming Friday night game against Tulane because of the hurricane bearing down on Central Florida.

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Josh Garrick unveils 22 new works at Henao Center

Artwork captures Greece

It’s three dimensions and three millennia of decayed marble, captured in two-dimensional photographs with the far more modern artistic technique of printing on brushed aluminum.

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Knights get much-needed win in Miami

Knights even record

The resounding win, coupled with a season-opening 38-0 smashing of South Carolina State, bookended a pair of big losses against then No. 5 Michigan and Maryland.

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Knights look to stop recurring nightmare FIU

Can UCF recover after Maryland?

Three hours and 55 minutes after kickoff, the Knights were left standing on their home football field, vanquished in a double overtime thriller in the Bright House Sept. 17.

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Wildcats stay strong on extended road trip

Wildcats fight off Freedom

The Wildcats have bounced back well from a one-point loss to start the season, improving to 2-1 after beating West Orange two weeks ago and then Freedom in a 46-13 win Sept. 9.

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UCF Knights stick with Holman for season opener

UCF hits gridiron Saturday

A new era begins for the UCF Knights on Saturday under new coach Scott Frost.

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UCF football kicks off next week, 'Cats starts strong

Football almost underway

The Knights held their annual Football FanFest on Saturday, with thousands of UCF football fans showing up to have autographs signed by players and to meet new coach Scott Frost.

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Winter Park Wildcats look for good start against Edgewater

Football season approaches

Fans will be eager to see how Winter Park’s team shapes up after a disappointing 5-5 season last year that saw the Wildcats hold opponents to less than two touchdowns just twice.

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Altamonte Boom takes FCSL title

Boom shock league

The Florida Collegiate Summer League has a new champion — a team that's enjoying success in just its second season in the league.

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Diamond Dawgs miss playoffs after dropping four straight

Postseason dreams dashed

The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs, who have more championships than any other team in the history of the FCSL, have missed the playoffs this year.

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Dawgs on verge of being only team with losing season

Winter Park losses four straight

A Winter Park Diamond Dawgs season that got off to a rocky start is now in free fall as the team lost four straight games recently.

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Despite blowouts, Winter Park Diamond Dawgs still have a shot

But they still have a shot

The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs fell deeper into a hole last weekend, though not far enough to drop below the Leesburg Lightning in the Florida Collegiate Summer League standings.

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Winter Park Diamond Dawgs slowly rising in FCSL standings

Can they get to the top?

The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs are still in trouble, despite having one of their best weeks so far this season.

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Dawgs struggle to shake off their losing ways

Still hope for postseason

The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs’ descent into the bottom of the Florida Collegiate Summer League continued this week, but they’re still not out of the chase for the postseason.

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Diamond Dawgs on a downward spiral

Sanford wins back-to-back

The Dawgs were looking listless after losing back-to-back games against the Sanford River Rats by a combined scoring differential of 27-11.

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Dawgs earn shaky win against Lightning, but continue losing ways

Team still struggles

After losing two of three games midweek, the Dawgs managed a shaky win Friday to prevent the Lightning (5-10) from striking twice in back-to-back games after a 7-4 loss June 16.

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Orlando, Central Florida rise up following horrific Pulse shooting

Orlando unites after shooting

Orlando turned to hope, flooding the globe with images and stories of lines of blood donors hundreds long, volunteers passing out thousands of bottles of water to mourners, of millions united in a defiant grief.

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Winter Park trades wins with DeLand and Winter Garden

Winter Park ends skid

The Winter Park Diamond Dogs are back to their winning ways after suffering a losing streak early in the season.

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Florida League starts off with a bang

Boom sees strong start

An 18-8 blowout by Sanford started it, then an 8-2 comeback by a winless Winter Park team ended a wild opening weekend.

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Florida Collegiate Summer League season starts tonight

FCSL starts up

The Florida Collegiate Summer League fires up the hotdog grills at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Sanford Memorial Stadium for its opening day tailgate party.

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Knights limp into postseason after collapse

Knights drop six

After losing six games in a row, UCF will take a final swing at the AAC tournament.

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