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Isaac Babcock

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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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Tars pull off unlikely win to end season

Tars take series

After starting the series with two ominous blowout losses, the Tars put together three rallies to win 5-3 to close out the season.

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Tars, Knights hope to save baseball seasons

Teams seek turnaround

The Tars have two games left to try to salvage their season before playoff time.

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Wildcats, Eagles knocked out of postseason

Baseball teams ousted

Winter Park High School and Edgewater High School baseball teams both saw their seasons come to an end last Wednesday.

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NASA chart shows Zika targeting Seminole

Graphic shows spread

Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes are expected to be on their way to Seminole County in numbers higher than nearly all of the country.

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UCF police chief explains gun incident

'Accidental' gunfire

The only shot fired during a reported gun incident at the University of Central Florida turned out to be from an officer's gun, by accident.

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Reported gunwoman at UCF campus

Police can't find

Police were tipped off to a social media post that a possible female shooter was inside the UCF Library Tuesday.

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Tars baseball allows three blowout losses

Lose three games

After a weekend allowing double-digit runs in three straight games, the Tars are looking to regroup when they take off for a road trip to South Florida looking to salvage their record.

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Relay for Life returns to Winter Park

Walk to beat cancer

When hordes of people start circling Winter Park’s Central Park in unison on April 30, they’ll be doing more than trying to save people from cancer; they’ll be reviving the event itself.

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Rollins Tars blast Ave Maria in show of force

Blast Ave Maria

The Tars had a wild few games in the past week, stomping Ave Maria by a 18-5 score on Thursday, then turning around and losing to Florida Southern by a score of 10-1.

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UCF Knights win big, then suffer blowout loss

Followed by big loss

When the Knights took a break from American Athletic Conference play to host No. 12 Florida Atlantic, they were in for the fight of their season.

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Knights rout Cornell, Tars blasted

Face Memphis next

The Knights spent the last weekend spanking Cornell in three straight games to help right their season.

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UCF baseball team struggles with tough schedule

Schedule gets tough

After falling apart in games against some of the nation’s toughest college baseball teams, the Knights recovered by winning series against LIU Brooklyn and Brown in the past week.

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UCF Knights lose season, and their coach

And coach

The Knights lost 65-63 to the worst team in the American Athletic Conference and fired their head coach of six years in the span of an hour last Thursday.

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Rollins Tars out, UCF Knights still have a shot

Knights face AAC tournament

On Thursday, the Knights get to determine whether their season ends or if they make an unexpected late season surge after falling apart in conference play.

Winter Park Wildcats fall in state semifinal

Season ends short of title

Battling their way into the state final four last week, the Winter Park boys basketball team lost to the team that would go on to win the whole thing.

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Winter Park Wildcats head to state final four

Wildcats go to Lakeland

The Wildcats’ deep run into the state tournament has seen nail-biters and blowouts along the way.

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UCF Knights in trouble, Winter Park Wildcats claw way into regional final

Clock is ticking on season

It was a rough night in Texas as the Knights met Houston for the first time and fell 82-58 on a slew of late-game turnovers.

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UCF Knights try to brush off losing streak

Face losing streak

A.J. Davis’ last second shot at heroism was ruled a tenth of a second too late as the Knights fell by 62-60 to the Temple Owls on Saturday afternoon.

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Lambrine Macejewski pulls out of debate

Cites potential bias

Winter Park City Commission Seat 3 Candidate Lambrine Macejewski has announced she's pulling out of a debate that was set for Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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UCF data hack affects 63K students and alumni

Social Security compromised

An estimated 63,000 current and former UCF students plus school staff may have just been hacked.

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UCF, Winter Park and Edgewater basketball teams falter

Teams feel the pressure

When the pressure came, the Knights buckled under its weight in a crushing 67-41 loss to UConn on their home court Sunday afternoon.

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UCF Knights shut down twice in AAC play

Lost two straight

With a 75-60 score showing, the Knights lost their second American Athletic Conference game of the season and dipped ever closer to the .500 mark overall.

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Wildcats district bound, Knights leap up in AAC

Wildcats move on

For Winter Park’s boys basketball team, a trouncing of Boone in a district game on Jan. 14 gave way to a late collapse against Freedom at the Master’s Academy Classic.

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Knights look to slash Pirates again

UCF faces ECU

So early in the season, the Knights are already set to face East Carolina again. But this time they’ll do it on their own court, tipping off at the CFE Arena at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Highland games return to Winter Springs

It's one of the most unusual spectacles in sports, watching a telephone-pole-sized log flying through the air.