The Central Florida-Kansas State game was delayed shortly after kickoff when a menacing front rolled through Manhattan. After the heavens opened up (video after jump), the Wildcats slogged to a 17-13 victory.
It has been and up and down six seasons for George O'Leary at Central Florida. His first Knights team in 2004 was perfect — 0-11. Central Florida rebounded to go 8-5 in '05, the biggest turnaround in Division I-A that season. Then came a 4-8 record in '06, followed by 10-4 in '07, 4-8 in '08 and 8-5 in '09. Spot the pattern? The Knights are 8-27 in even-numbered years under O'Leary and 26-14 in odd-numbered years. It's 2010, so what does that tell you?
As a run-up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one
poster each day until our supply is exhausted.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the
year. In the meantime, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at)
Last year, the site
displayed 69 posters. This is poster No. 59 for 2010. Thanks to RaeLynn!
Central Florida's Darin Baldwin, left, and Joe Burnett will not be suspended after they were caught giving the one-finger salute to Miami fans during last Saturday's game at Dolphin Stadium, Iliana Limón of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The players were reprimanded by school officials, but Conference USA officials could still take action against Baldwin and Burnett.
Although Burnett's gesture was clear, Baldwin's was somewhat hidden because he was also making the Hurricanes' "U" symbol.
Ignore the time and date stamp on this image. A group of Central Florida fans who are upset with the Orlando Sentinel's coverage of the Ereck Plancher case hired a pilot to pull this banner above Bright House Networks Stadium two hours before the Knights' game against Southern Methodist on Saturday. Only one problem: the sign's creators misspelled the name of the paper.
Brett McMurphy of the Tampa Tribune joked that a "woman that answered said this was not the number for O'Leary's conference call, but told me she would pretend to be George O'Leary if I really wanted."
So what happened? Leigh Torbin, Central Florida's new director of athletic communications, accidentally listed one digit incorrectly on the release.
"Today's scheduled call was not able to occur due to my own technical mistakes for which I deeply apologize," Torbin wrote.
Another conference call has been scheduled for Wednesday.