‘This is a dream for me’: John Rhys Plumlee plays baseball and football on the same day

That’s all the time that separated John Rhys Plumlee from playing in UCF baseball’s game against Memphis to playing quarterback in UCF football’s spring game on Friday night.

And while those seven minutes were the difference between Plumlee playing two sports, it was also the culmination of his dream from when he was a kid coming to life.

“One of the coolest days of my life,“ Plumlee said. “I’m probably going to die with it being one of the coolest days in my life. This is a movie for me, this

Pitching and comeback victory highlight three-game sweep of Dartmouth

UCF baseball extended its win streak to five with a 5-2 win on Sunday over the Dartmouth Big Green (1-11) to complete the weekend sweep at home.

“We talk all the time about being dynamic,” UCF head coach Greg Lovelady said. “You’ve got to win different ways. If you’ve got to win 1-0, or you’ve got to win 21-20, today it was pitching and defense and getting some timely hits.”

The Knights (15-5) dominated on Friday night with a 16-1 win. Redshirt senior righty Ruddy Gomez had a career-high 12 st

UCF baseball sweeps FSU in two-game series

As the final out was recorded on a cold and windy Wednesday afternoon, UCF baseball had accomplished something for the first time in program history.

“It’s just big wins to get us back on the winning side of things,” UCF head coach Greg Lovelady said. “It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. The sweep of Clemson and not really playing, not really pitching up to our ability. When we do pitch, it just changes our team.”

UCF (12-5) drubbed No. 21 FSU 14-3 on Tuesday, then jumped out to another big lea

UCF men's basketball rolls past ECU on senior night

UCF men's basketball turned in a complete performance on Sunday with an 84-58 win over East Carolina at home on senior night.

Freshman forward Taylor Hendricks had a double-double with a career-high 25 points along with 10 rebounds in potentially his final game at UCF for the projected first round pick. Hendricks’ performance marked the sixth time the star freshman has scored over 20 points in a game this season.

“When you’re that talented, you love to see a guy be that coachable,“ UCF head co

"Game changer:" UCF Athletics receives largest pledged gift in program history

UCF Athletics announced a pledged gift of over $5 million on Friday — the largest in its history.

The announcement came during UCF baseball’s game against Siena. The pledge comes from a former student athlete that played baseball at UCF and his wife, who is also a UCF alumna, according to a UCF Athletics press release.

“Our family is devoted to enriching the lives of others, and we are proud to support UCF’s talented and dedicated student-athletes and help them succeed on the field and in thei

“It’s gonna be really rewarding:” John Rhys Plumlee set to return to the diamond

When John Rhys Plumlee suits up for UCF baseball on Friday, it will be the first time he's eligible to play on the diamond in 614 days.

The day is one that's been a long time coming for Plumlee, who became a Knight in January of 2022.

“It’s gonna be really rewarding,” Plumlee said. “It’s something that I’ve worked really hard for to get to this point. I came here with the mindset of playing both, and that’s what I wanted to do.”

Plumlee planned to play baseball for UCF in 2022, but was ruled

“Chip on their shoulder:” UCF softball aims to make more history in 2023

When the final out was recorded in UCF softball’s 7-1 loss on the road against Oklahoma on May 28, 2022, the most successful season in program history came to a close.

UCF went 49-14, won the American Athletic Conference Championship, and won the Orlando Regional to secure its first NCAA Super Regionals appearance in program history. Now, No. 15 UCF is back for an encore with its sights set beyond super regionals.

“Our goals are bigger this year,” junior infielder Jada Cody said. “Last year wa

Three takeaways from UCF's 82-71 loss to No. 3 Houston

The home crowd reached a fever pitch after a 3-pointer from senior guard C.J. Kelly cut Houston's lead to three with 14:37 left to play.

On the ensuing possession, Houston freshman Jarace Walker drove to the basket, where fellow freshman Taylor Hendricks was waiting for him. As Walker left his feet to shoot, Hendricks leapt with him and drew a defensive foul — his fourth of the game.

The call drew the ire of the UCF faithful and head coach Johnny Dawkins, which led to him getting a technical foul. The tech and foul on Hendricks gave Houston four free throws, and they made each one. The Knights ultimately wouldn’t get any closer than four points, and they fell to No. 3 Houston 82-71 on Wednesday at Addition Financial Area.

UCF football player Justin Hodges arrested on Thursday, police records show

UCF defensive back Justin Hodges has been dismissed from the football team after his arrest on Thursday, according to the Orlando Police Department, UCF Athletics Department and Orange County jail records.

Hodges is being charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm and a mask, according to the Orange County Inmate Database's booking record.

Following the arrest, UCF Athletics spokesperson John Heisler issued a statement via email on behalf of the football program and athletic department.
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