Become an Educated Fan: Discover UCF

All Clemson fans should do the proper amount of research on each opponent this season so that we all may be educated in our daily conversations at the water cooler. With the Central Florida game less than 2 weeks away, we've highlighted some important articles you might want to look at before September 1, so you can talk football with the best of 'em.

Quick trivia question, tell me the mascot of the first team that ventures into Death Valley this fall.

I bet you didn't know the answer did you?

Its the Golden Knights, and don't call them Central Florida. Its "UCF". UCF plays college football as an independent, meaning they are not part of a conference like the ACC.

Important UCF Facts & Figures:

  • Located 13 miles east of downtown Orlando
  • Founded in 1963
  • Over 33,000 students currently enrolled
  • 1145 is the average SAT score of an incoming freshman
  • Current Tutition (in state): $2,401.80
Now that you've got the basic facts straight, lets talk some football.

The Golden Knights venture into Death Valley next Saturday, September 1 at 1:00 PM as a 22 point underdog but have recently challenged such foes as Alabama (who they beat on the road last year), Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech. With only a handful of starters returning on offense this season, and some key losses in the offseason on defense, this team has some question marks, but don't be fooled. With several strong recruiting classes in south Florida, UCF has enough talent to compete with almost any team in the country. Check out these links for all the info you can stand about UCF football:

Lightning scuttles practice

Gaskins And Miller Shine In Second Scrimmage

Help arrives for defense

Lightning Cuts Short Monday's Practice

Welcome depth emerges for Knights

Players battle for position

Kruczek Pleased With Camp So Far -- Scrimmage Set For Saturday

Injury News Encouraging

Offense Struggles In First Scrimmage -- Mabry Hurt

Injuries Not That Serious -- First Scrimmage Set

Knights get shot at MAC

Preview: Central Florida vs. Clemson

Knights build around strong nucleus Top Stories