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Isaac Babcock

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Knights looking to save face in losing season

Can UCF pull through?

The Knights needed to win all three of their final regular season games to sneak their way into a winning overall record this season. So far they’ve lost two of them.

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Knights look to save face on basketball season

With a season-ending win, they could finally exorcise a ghost that’s haunted them since after the 2004-05 season:

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Knights enter home stretch of the season

Can the Knights win out?

The Knights’ dream of avoiding a losing conference season ended on their home court in overtime on Sunday, when the Memphis Tigers took them down 75-65.

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George Zimmerman won't be charged federally

No federal charges

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, will not be charged by a federal court.

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UCF basketball enters home stretch

Knights look ahead

The Knights’ dream of avoiding a losing conference season ended on their home court in overtime, but their overall record could be salvaged.

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UCF men's basketball team wins two straight

First winning streak in a month

The UCF Knights are riding their first winning streak since before Christmas after smashing USF and then outlasting Houston to take two straight.

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UCF basketball gets back into the game

Knights reviving season

The UCF Knights are riding their first winning streak since before Christmas after smashing USF and then outlasting Houston.

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UCF Knights look to salvage sinking basketball season

Knights fall further

The UCF Knights are now in the middle of their worst losing streak since the men’s basketball team joined the American Athletic Conference.

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Bail set for Oviedo security guard accused of groping

Long wait until trial

Bail and a day in court have been set for an accused Oviedo Mall security officer who allegedly inappropriately touched at least one pre-teen.

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UCF Knights men's basketball team in conference trouble

Knights tailspin in AAC

Six straight losses have pushed the Knights to near the bottom of the American Athletic Conference’s men’s basketball ladder.

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Knights look to right losing streak

UCF loses three straight

The Knights are now 2-6 in conference play after seeing most of what the American Athletic Conference has to offer.

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Video: Color in Motion 5k at Oviedo Mall

Fun fitness

Thousands came out to the Oviedo Mall on Jan. 19 for the Color in Motion 5k.

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UCF mauled by Memphis, looks for UConn rebound

Knights look for a rebound

The Knights’ bumpy ride through the start of conference play hit a big pothole in Memphis.

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Knights face conference showdown in Memphis

Knights face Tigers

With a rematch with Memphis rapidly approaching, the Knights are looking for a reboot in conference play.

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UCF barely outlasts Houston on the court

UCF makes last second comeback

Two three-point shots at the last possible moment gave the Knights a dramatic overtime win far away in Houston on Tuesday night.

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Knights fall in St. Pete Bowl upset to NC State

Knights lose upset

An unlikely comeback met with a deja vu conclusion at the St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26.

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Knights ready for St. Petersburg Bowl kickoff

Knights look for bowl win

The last NC State team UCF faced featured NFL-bound Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson. This time it's the Knights who have the arm.

Hagerty on a roll

Showdown Friday

The Huskies will have a second shot at defeating cross-town rival Oviedo at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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UCF Knights look to break losing streak on the court

UCF loses three straight

After starting the season with seven wins in their first eight games, UCF’s men’s basketball team has hit the skids with three straight losses in the last week and a half.

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Lions thrash Huskies, look for more

Huskies lose two

A pair of losses has stalled out the 2012-13 state champion Hagerty Huskies just as they looked ready to go streaking. Oviedo meanwhile has won four.

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UCF Knights march toward St. Petersburg Bowl

UCF wins St. Pete Bowl bid

The Knights are headed to the St. Petersburg Bowl after beating East Carolina in dramatic fashion Thursday night.

Oviedo, Hagerty ready for basketball showdown

State champs battle

It’s showdown time between Oviedo and Hagerty, two teams that have won state championship titles in the last two years.

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Knights win championship with epic hail mary at ECU

Knights shock ECU

A horrific fourth quarter left UCF wondering what happened after a 21-point swing, then a wild hail mary changed it all in an instant.

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UCF readies to clinch AAC championship

Knights look to clinch AAC

The UCF Knights have their first shutout of the year and momentum to spare as they stare down a must-win game to end the regular football season.

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Knights ready to grab USF Bulls by the horns

Knights ready for USF

The Knights drenched SMU on the football field Saturday with a rain-soaked deluge of points. Now they're ready for USF.

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State champ Oviedo Lions start season right

Big wins to start

Oviedo’s boys basketball team jumped off to an undefeated start of the season with wins over University and Poinciana in the last week.

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Lions lose out of playoffs despite Carbone's career game

Fall from playoffs

Carbone played the game of his life, throwing for 262 yards, rushing for 112 yards, and scoring four TDs.

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Knights bounce back, ready for SMU

Readies for Mustags

Bouncing back from a devastating loss, the Knights bulldozed Tulsa to regain their footing in the American Athletic Conference standings.

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Six teens arrested for Winter Springs high sexual assault

Six teens charged

Six days after a sexual assault of a teenager reportedly occurred near Winter Springs High School, six teenage suspects have been arrested.

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UCF Knights prepare for tough Tulsa

Can the Knights take it over Tulsa?

Tulsa may seem like an easy match for UCF’s football team on paper, with a 2-7 overall record this season, but the Knights have a bad history they’ll contend with when they meet this week.

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Knights look to recover from UConn shocker

After one of the tougher conference games on their schedule, the Knights hit the road last week for what was expected to be the easiest, with a shot at taking sole possession of the AAC title. They were wrong.

Lions clinch district title

Wild final game

Justin Spencer made a name for himself on the football field just in time on Halloween night.

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Police release 911 call in Oviedo murder

Son accused of murder

“Joshua!” a voice yells during the call, then later, “You ******* did this! I know that you ******* did this!”

Lions cling to championship hopes

Can they clinch?

Brutal defense highlighted Oviedo’s narrow defeat of Winter Park on Oct. 24, with the Lions escaping by a 7-6 score.

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Knights destroyed by UConn in upset shocker

Demoralizing loss

After one of the tougher conference games on their schedule, the Knights hit the road for what was expected to be the easiest. They were wrong.

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Son of slain Oviedo mother charged with murder

Held for mother's death

An Oviedo 20-year-old is being charged with second degree murder in the death of his mother.

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Knights leap to conference lead, face Temple

Toughest opponent yet?

For the third straight game the Knights have a one-touchdown win under their belts, and now they await a Temple team that’s surprised the AAC.

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Oviedo homicide has police puzzled

Police seek missing son

A dead Oviedo mother, a disappeared son and a missing car have Seminole County Sheriffs on high alert and looking for answers in a homicide case.

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Oviedo Lions look to recover after losing streak

Can Oviedo snap streak?

After starting the season 5-0, the Oviedo Lions have dropped two straight on the gridiron. And the last one was a blowout.

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Biplane tours take off in Orlando

Biplanes offer old-school sky tour

For passengers strapped into Florida Biplanes’ open-top thrill-ride into the past, this runway becomes their personal highway to the danger zone.

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Knights shock BYU, prepare for Tulane

Outlast in overtime

An overtime thriller for the history books put the Knights 3-2 on the season and sent BYU home in a tailspin.

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Oviedo Lions look to recover at Mainland

Can they recover?

With Oviedo cast as the leader in district play, everything had been going by the script, until Friday. Then University’s Luke Poorman stole the show.

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UCF prepares for big game versus BYU

Tough opponent loses top player

Two big moments happened in the past week that could make UCF’s season more optimistic, especially against BYU. Now a big win and a sudden injury of a key opponent could help UCF’s fortunes.

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UCF prepares for rematch against conference-rival Houston

Will it be another nail-biter?

When the UCF Knights step onto the field at Houston at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 2, they’ll have had 12 nights of rest. The only problem with that: So will the Cougars.

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Oviedo ready to battle University High School

Can Lions keep streak?

With a total margin of victory this season of 192-46, the Lions have dominated in every win so far.

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Hagerty falls, Oviedo soars in football

Momentums swing

What was once a three-game winning streak that kicked off their football season with an unprecedented bang is now a two-game losing streak for the Huskies.

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UCF Knights smash Bethune-Cookman

Holman shines

An early dose of tension gave way to a blowout showcase of the Knights' offensive talent in their home opener.

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Oviedo trounces Hagerty in wild blowout

Comeback blowout

Three quarters into the game, the Huskies seemingly had an upset on their hands. Then Oviedo scored 20 points in the span of 5 minutes.

Hagerty comes back on Winter Springs

Huskies edge WS

Hagerty had a nail-biter on their hands for most of four quarters last Friday against Winter Springs.

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UCF football ready to snap streak against Bethune

Knights face B-C

The last time the Knights had a start this bad, they went on to win their next eight straight games and play their first bowl game in team history.

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