Mention Connecticut basketball and Shabazz Napier is the first name to come up. Talk about top-ranked Florida and Scottie Wilbekin is the player most often brought up.
Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns as No. 15 UCF celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by rallying to beat SMU 17-13 Saturday in front of just a few hundred fans who braved a brutal ice storm.
South Florida coach Willie Taggart had a simple message for his seniors after a tough loss in their final home game. “I apologized to those guys,” Taggart said after the Bulls were beat 16-6 by SMU on Saturday night.
Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?
The American Athletic Conference confirmed what has been known for weeks; the conference will host the annual Miami Beach Bowl starting next season. It just won’t be played on Miami Beach.
The University of Central Florida’s football team will be playing before sold-out home crowd when the South Carolina Gamecocks come to Orlando on Saturday.
South Florida may have a Heisman Trophy candidate this year, but he doesn’t play for any school in the Sunshine State.
The remnants of the Big East Conference, which is now called the American Athletic Conference, is considering putting together its own bowl game and one of the mentioned possible locations could spark quite a conversation in South Florida.