Champions play at UCF.
Knights athletic teams have earned landmark victories on state and national stages — from back-to-back American Athletic Conference titles to BCS bowl wins. 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 25 consecutive semesters. Though attendance is currently limited, students have access to free admission to sporting events on campus. 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 UCFKnights.com.
UCF Athletics 2020-21 Guide
UCF Athletics is working with university leadership, the American Athletic Conference, the NCAA and public health officials as we navigate through unprecedented times. In prioritizing the health and well-being of our community, there have been several changes made to this springs’s schedule.
The Knights have been used to busy springs, normally including baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, rowing, and track and field—plus the end of seasons in men’s and women’s basketball.
This time, the chart also includes spring competition in men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country. That’s because COVID prompted the NCAA, and then the American Athletic Conference, to push its traditional fall sports championships (other than football) into the spring.
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2020-21 UCF Basketball Season
As men’s and women’s basketball tip off their seasons, fans should be aware of several changes that have been implemented.
Several key changes include:
- Additional Financial Arena will open at 25% capacity.
- Hand sanitizer kiosks have been installed throughout the arena.
- Fans over the age of 2 will be required to wear face coverings while in the arena and on-campus, except when eating or drinking in their seats or designated tables on the concourse.
- All food and beverage will be in closed-top boxes or individual packaging.
- Mobile-only ticketing will provide contactless entry to Addition Financial Arena.
- Increased cleaning and sanitization of high-touch surfaces will routinely be taking place during events.
Explore what UCF basketball fans should know for this year’s season.
UCF Fight Song
Game Day Traditions
Innovative. Hip. Fun. Nontraditional. Knight Nation is quickly becoming one of the largest fan bases in college sports. Over the last several football seasons, we’ve won six conference championships, three Bowl Championship Series/New Year’s Six titles and were declared national champions following our perfect 13-0 football season in 2017.
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:
Line up along IOA Plaza and welcome the team, as they head from the bus to the locker room.
March to Victory
Join Pegasus, Knugget, Knightro, the Marching Knights and the UCF spirit teams near Knights Plaza for the fan march to the stadium.
Turn on your cell phone flashlights during kickoff in the Bounce House.
Coordinate your colors with fellow Knights — from anthracite (gray) and gold to black and white.
Bounce when you hear Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400” and cheer on your Knights.
Sing the UCF alma mater with the team after each home game, win or lose.
We Determine Our Own Destiny.
From the first kickoff on a converted cow pasture to buzzer-beater shots, grand slams and championship cheer routines, UCF Knights have been building momentum on the field and the court since our athletic debut. And whether we were underdogs or the overwhelming favorites, you’ve been cheering us on every step of the way. With your continued support, the best is yet to come.
Support UCF Athletics
Athletics at UCF in recent years has celebrated unprecedented levels of success and achievement in virtually every measurable category on and off the field. This year though, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused budgetary uncertainty.
The Keep Charging On Fund is a one-year fundraising effort to provide unrestricted charitable support for UCF Athletics and maintain the significant momentum built over the past four years. Help us finish strong by sharing this initiative with others in the UCF community to help us achieve our goal and continue to visit KeepChargingOn.com for updates.
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 Football’s 2021 Schedule Announced
Seven home games are slated for the Knights, who will take the field in the fall with new head coach Gus Malzahn.
Gus Malzahn Named UCF Head Football Coach
Malzahn’s resume includes seven conference title game appearances and a bid to the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.
World-class facilities have never been more important to attract recruits and win scholarships.
- Bounce House (football)
- Addition Financial Arena (men’s and women’s basketball)
- The Venue (volleyball)
- John Euliano Park (baseball)
- Softball Complex
- Track & Soccer Complex
- USTA National Campus (men’s and women’s tennis)
- Wayne Densch Sports Center (multisport)
- Nicholson Fieldhouse (indoor practice facility)