With the Alliance of American Football recently suspending football operations, UCF will lose over $1 million in its stadium deal with the Orlando Apollos, according to a new report from WFTV.
The American Athletic Conference reached a 12-year media rights extension with ESPN on March 27 that will be in effect starting in the 2020-21 season, according to a press release from UCF Athletics.
Everyone who attends a UCF football game has heard the public address announcer proclaim: "That's good for another UCF first down."
In the hours before UCF was slated to kick off against the UConn, Athletic Director Danny White and others were breaking ground.
The UCF Athletics Department broke ground on its $3 million expansion of John Euliano Park, home of the Knights baseball team, Saturday.
UCF’s Spectrum Stadium has some issues, according to a lawsuit UCF filed against the contractors and architects through Orange County Circuit Court.
This football season the UCF Athletics Department and Student Government Association decided to move the student section in Spectrum Stadium to hopefully benefit the football team and students.
"Students are often unknowingly having their debt jacked up to pay for intercollegiate athletics, and if you ask them what they're paying for, they often simply don't know, nor do they particularly take advantage of going to the games or pay much attention," Gerald Gurney, assistant professor of adult and higher education at the University of Oklahoma, said.
NSM Today produced a comprehensive look into how athletics programs are subsidized by student fees and why UCF students are charged $14.32 per credit hour each semester for them.
Over the past two decades, the University of Central Florida athletics program has done more with less.