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Champions play at UCF.

Knights athletic teams have earned landmark victories on state and national stages — leading them to become the youngest Power 5 institution in the country. But some of our student-athletes’ most important triumphs have been in the classroom, where they’ve achieved an average GPA of 3.0 or higher for 31 consecutive semesters. As UCF begins its Big 12 era, it joins a league that has produced more than 800 Academic All-America selections and claimed national championship team titles in 20 of its 23 sponsored sports. Its student-athletes and teams have combined for 742 individual NCAA titles under the Big 12 banner. 

Being a part of the action is an important part of the UCF experience — because we’re never as strong alone as we are together. For schedules, tickets, stats and more, visit

UCF Fight Song

UCF charge onto the field
With our spirit, we’ll never yield
Black and Gold
Charge right through the line
Victory is our cry … V-I-C-T-O-R-Y
Tonight our Knights will shine!

Game Day Traditions

With season tickets sold out for another year, our energetic fan base continues to make FBC Mortgage Stadium one of the best home field advantages in college football.

Along the way, all that success has led to the establishment of more than a few UCF traditions, even if a number remain relatively new. Here’s a closer look at what Knights’ fans have come to know and love about game day:

UCF Knights cheer on the football team
Knightro - UCF's mascot

Knight Walk

(2 hours and 15 minutes before Kickoff) Line up along IOA Plaza and welcome the team, as they head from the bus to the locker room.

UCF football fans march to the stadium

March to Victory

(90 minutes before Kickoff) Join Pegasus, Knugget, Knightro, the Marching Knights and the UCF spirit teams near Knights Plaza for the fan march to the stadium.

UCF Athletics fans light up the football stadium with their cellphone flashlights

Knight Lights

Turn on your cell phone flashlights during kickoff in the FBC Mortgage Stadium.

Students show their support for UCF athletics


Coordinate your colors with fellow Knights — from Canaveral blue and gold to black and white.

UCF's Bounce house - football stadium

Zombie Nation

Bounce when you hear Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400” and cheer on your Knights.

Knights singing UCF's alma mater

Alma Mater

Sing the UCF alma mater with the team after each home game, win or lose.

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Athletic Events

Up Next

Join us for a fun night of sports with your friends at Baptist Collegiate Ministry! Meet us at the Recreation and Wellness Center pickleball and volleyball courts. 

Looking Ahead

How to be a spirited Knights fan:

Learn the traditions
Treat opponents and opposing fans with respect
Connect on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
Download the UCF Gameday app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
Support the ChargeOn Fund
Male UCF fan tailgating.

Tailgating Tips

Tailgating before Knights football games is one of the most celebrated traditions at UCF. It offers a special time for reunions of family, friends and alumni. UCF is pleased to host these gatherings and welcome all of our guests to campus. We expect all fans to celebrate responsibly and adhere to the rules while on campus. And remember to stay hydrated.
Rundown of tailgating policies

UCF cheerleaders at a football game.

Additional Resources

Whether you’re attending your first Knights game or have been a longtime season ticket holder, there’s a lot to know about game day on campus. These links will provide important information you should know before arriving to the Bounce House and help you live your best fan life.
Game Day Guide

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Game Day Safety

Protecting campus is the UCF Police Department’s top priority, so if you see activity that looks suspicious, say something. UCFPD can be reached 24/7 by calling 407-823-5555 or 911 in an emergency.

Knightro and UCF license plate

Knight Your Ride

Did you know? UCF license plates are the top-selling custom license plates in Florida. Join the excitement and show your Black and Gold spirit.

Knight Your Ride with a
Custom Florida License Plate

KnightroUCF license plate

“I loved wearing the Black & Gold and representing this great school. I learned a lot since stepping foot on the UCF campus. Each experience taught me something of great value. Thank you to all of the people who support our program and help provide scholarships for student-athletes.”

Shaquem Griffin ’16, NFL Legends Community mentor and former linebacker for the Miami Dolphins

To Reach the Next Level, UCF Athletics Aims To:

  • Become a perennial top-25 college athletics program.
  • Empower our student-athletes to earn degrees and attain exceptional personal and professional lives.
  • Support UCF in achieving its goals through impactful, positive exposure.
  • Energize all of Knight Nation, including alumni, students and the Central Florida community.

UCF women's soccer player scoring a goal

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