The Knightly Newsletter

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The Knightly Newsletter - July 2, 2021

Our latest pod is up!


The Knightly Newsletter - July 1, 2021

NIL Is HereThe NCAA reversed its ban on student-athletes profiting off their name, image or likeness and enacted an interim policy Wednesday in advance of ten states effectively nullifying its power, including Florida.UCF's student-athletes were well-prepared…


The Knightly Newsletter - June 29, 2021

DG Earns PFF Preseason All-AmericaGet used to hearing this a lot: Dillon Gabriel has himself a preseason award:


The Knightly Newsletter - Issue #85

Titus O'Neil's Son TJ Commits to UCF and Celebrities Have Taken NoticeTJ Bullard announced his commitment over the weekend and this kinda blew up, as Dani Medina found:


The Knightly Newsletter - June 25, 2021

Let us bask this weekend in Andrew Gluchov's recap of the tail-kicking UCF gave Miami (OH) in the 2012 Beef 'O' Brady's St. Pete Bowl, when Blake Bortles gave everyone a glimpse of things to come.


The Knightly Newsletter - June 24, 2021

As we wind down the 2020-2021 season, it's time for our Black & Gold Banneret Awards! Eric and I run through all of the nominees in all of the categories (including some new ones) and give our takes on each of them. Plus Bryson joined us to break down Ray…


The Knightly Newsletter - June 23, 2021

12-Team CFP Proposal Moves to the Next StepA little cryptic, as usual, but the CFP Management Committee - i.e., the presidents and chancellors - agreed to move forward with the 12-team proposal and take it to their "various constituencies":


The Knightly Newsletter - June 22, 2021

Remember yesterday we talked about UCF's LAUNCH initiative? Now comes this bombshell. How badly is the NCAA screwing up its job when you get this Supreme Court to rule against you unanimously?Real quick: No, this doesn't mean players will start getting paid. …


The Knightly Newsletter - Issue #80

Rayniah's Run Ends in Olympic Trials SemisRayniah Jones made it to the semifinals of the Olympic Trials in the 100 meter hurdles, where she finished just .03 seconds short of making the final.Her run started with a 2nd place finish in the first round, where s…


The Knightly Newsletter - Issue #79

Two Knights Competing in USA Track & Field TrialsRayniah Jones and Anne-Marie Blaney begin their chase for their Olympic dreams this weekend. Jones could win her Olympic spot this weekend if all goes well. Get your preview from Bryson Turner right here:


The Knightly Newsletter - Issue #78



The Knightly Newsletter - June 16, 2021

MacKenzie Scott Donates $40 million to UCFThis isn't a sports-related story, but philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, otherwise known as the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced that she and her new boo are dropping a massive donation to UCF - the large…


Black & Gold Banneret Knewsletter - Issue #76

Rayniah Jones is Going to the US Olympic Trials


Black & Gold Banneret Knewsletter - May 28, 2021

Check out the latest episode of the BGB Podcast with Jeff Sharon and Eric Lopez!


Black & Gold Banneret Knewsletter - May 27, 2021



Black & Gold Banneret Knewsletter - May 26, 2021

A 9-run eighth inning pushed the Knights ahead for good. They will face the Memphis Tigers at 3 p.m. Thursday.


Black & Gold Banneret Knewsletter - May 25, 2021

Bogdan Pavel and Trey Hildebrand advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Doubles Championships, while Gabriel Decamps advanced in the Singles Championships.


Black & Gold Banneret Knewsletter - May 24, 2021

After falling to FSU, UCF's softball season has come to an end.


Black & Gold Banneret Knewsletter - May 21, 2021

Be sure to catch another episode of the Black & Gold Banneret Podcast with Eric Lopez and Jeff Sharon!


Black & Gold Banneret Knewsletter - May 20, 2021

This week's podcast is up! Get the latest on UCF Softball as they prepare for the NCAA Regionals in Tallahassee