Between Friday’s news of UCF’s move to the Big 12 and a slew of outstanding performances by UCF’s teams — football won 63-14 over Bethune-Cookman; cross country finished second at the Mountain Dew Invitational; volleyball claimed victories over Florida Gulf Coast and Florida State at the UCF Invitational; and men’s soccer won 6-2 over Florida Gulf Coast — it was a great weekend to be a Knight.
Perhaps one of the biggest highlights was the UCF Marching Knights’ halftime performance at Saturday’s football game. The band joined forces with Bethune-Cookman’s Marching Wildcats to deliver a moving rendition of patriotic songs in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
The halftime performance was an extension of the tone set during the National Anthem before kickoff, sang by UCF political science student and ROTC cadet Yolanda Stallworth.
The bands ended on an energetic note to get the crowd amped for the second half.
Even Netflix star and former UCF student Chase Stokes approved.
The UCF football team will return to the field for its first road game of the season when the Knights head to Louisville at 7:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN.