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Orlando, Florida: According to orange county Sheriff John Mina the body of 19 year of valencia college sophmore Miya Marcano has been found in a wooded area near an apartment building. 

Miya Marcano was vanished reported missing on Sept 24th. A maintenance worker named “Armando Caballero” was the prime suspect of her missing. Unfortunately, he has killed himself. His body was found three days after Marcano’s missing.

Orange County sheriff declined to comment on the cause of death.



24-year-old man shot in Orlando

24-year-old man shot in Orlando

ORLANDO, FLORIDA: According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a man was shot at an apartment complex. An investigation is ongoing outside of the University of Central Florida campus.

The reports show the shooting happened at an apartment complex at Plaza on University Boulevard just after 4:30 a.m. Officials found the victim with a gunshot wound. The 24-year-old man, whose name has not been released was immediately taken to the hospital.

As per the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect fled the scene before police arrived. No more details are available at the moment.

Deputies are investigating the motive behind the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

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The UCF set to have 4 home football games with fans

After the outbreak of the pandemic since March, many things have been affected. The economy has been slipped down and many sectors have been affected including the entertainment sector. Disney World, the Universal had to the cut salary of the employees. Similarly,  the UCF will also bear a loss due to this pandemic. With fewer fans at games this year, the college said it will lose an extended $10-14 million.

The Univerity of Central Florida is set to have four homes with fans this fall.

The arena will be at a 25% limit, this implies around 11,000 fans will be permitted at games this year.

Here is the list of home games:

Oct. 3 versus Tulsa

Oct. 24 versus Tulane

Nov. 14 versus Temple

Nov. 21 versus Cincinnati

School authorities said tickets will be sold and conveyed on a single-game basis reason for the games.

The university said around 3,000 seats will be for UCF understudies.

Students will get the tickets through a lottery cycle. Fans will be needed to wear covers consistently.

The school noted there is likewise an extended $2 million misfortune as a result of extra COVID-19 costs. The school set up a fundraising campaign to meet the losses from this season.


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Fans will be allowed to attend the UCF Football home opener

Fans will be allowed to attend the UCF Football home opener at limited capacity. The stadium capacity will be capped at 25%, but officials said they are hopeful they can increase the number of attendees later in the season.

Fans will be allowed to attend UCF Football home opener

UCF’s first home game is scheduled for Oct. 3

“I guess it’s a way to bring fans back I guess but I don’t know if it’s the safest choice to best honest,” said UCF junior Victoria Vigliarolo.

“I just don’t know how they’re going to enforce social distancing and things like that, especially with I assume thousands of people in there,” said UCF junior Sam Johnson.

“I’m not so concerned what’s going to go on in the football field but I’m more concerned about what’s going to go on after or before,” said UCF senior Alex Sainz.

“As long as they actually do keep the sections in 25% capacity, it’ll be okay. The student section in previous years gets really crowded,” said UCF junior Eric Straub.

“We don’t want to be sent back home or get kicked out of campus because of something like that, so hopefully, that doesn’t happen,” said Vigliarolo.

The school says it will release more details Tuesday regarding tickets for the upcoming season. Due to the reduced capacity of the stadium to start the season, tickets will be sold on a single-game basis.

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UCF students are ready to return to campus in spite of hundreds of COVID-19 reported cases

Amanda Craig is a freshman at the University of Florida (UCF). The appetite for university life and scheduled class has compelled her to move into her new residence on Saturday in the Towers at Knight Plaza complex.

UCF students are ready to return to campus in spite of hundreds of COVID-19 reported cases

A coronavirus screening test is being held at the campus parking garage and is a mandatory requirement for all the students entering the campus. So, Craig will screen herself and enter UCF.

Craig said that no one can enter into the building until you get your COVID-19 test.

Craig is one of those almost 600 UCF students who will move into their dormitory on Saturday. This would be the first big wave of students entering the campus after the university was closed in mid-March due to pandemic. The first in-person fall class session is going to be conducted on 24 August.

College life can never be like before when students stepped into UCF. Dorm residents have to take appointments to move into their rooms and would be tested for coronavirus when they will arrive. The results of the tests will be released within 48 hours. During that time period, the students are expected to stay in their quarantine. Although UCF didn’t explain about it, yet Craig said that they mean that she won’t be allowed to hang out with her other three dorm mates during that period.

Two weeks ago, the Board of Trustees heard that UCF’s on-campus dorms are about 84% full. The administration has decided that the double-occupancy rooms will be converted to singles to allow appropriate social distancing to be practiced. Further, separate residential areas will be reserved for those students who would be needed to be quarantined if they tested positive.

There are several other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the campus. These include wearing masks is mandatory within the premises of the campus. Also, about 70% of the classes in all courses will be conducted online.

The president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Lynn Pasquerella stated that the on-campus activities are going to be resumed this season, so it is the social responsibility of the students and the leaders in school to help control the spread of coronavirus in the surrounding communities, particularly in those areas which have been severely affected by COVID-19 as Florida.

Havard and Yale recently conducted research concluding that COVID-19 screening of students at the campus is recommended every two days. Pasquerella commented that such frequent testing cannot be afforded by many institutes.

UCF’s reopening was approved in June by the state government. This approval stated that the university is planning to test the students in the dorms, athletes, people in Greek houses, and those having symptoms. Still, testing all the persons arises challenges.

Although the UCF has planned to spend $4.6 million to limit the spread of coronavirus. The measures include frequent washing and cleanings, increased number of disposable face masks, and face shields. But practicing social distancing is the most difficult part. It would be difficult to control the behavior of all students residing on the campus.

Also, UCF does not have effective planning towards testing of athletics and students who do not live in its residence.

Pasquerella said that we cannot predict what will happen after reopening of the campus and what impact students will bring back to the community after going to university.

UCF is among the largest campuses in the country. It enrolled 70,000 students last year. UCF has already reported almost 451 cases of COVID-19. A recent report published by the New York Times states that the campus is leading by being at the second-highest number in terms of cases in the whole country. Although, there is no specific way of reporting cases and hundreds of schools and other institutes have did not opened about the situation of cases.

The risk of getting the disease and the new restrictions of dorm life including the social distancing and limited outside exposure has discouraged students’ fantasy of living in the dorms. Craig told us that she is from Vero Beach. Her several classmates had decided to complete their coursework from their homes or by living in off-campus apartments because they find the campus restrictions unmanageable.

Craig explained that all her classes except the consent band course will be conducted online and the typical college traditions are out of sight. Still, she is excited to shop for her new dorm room with her suitemate. She hopes that the basketball matches of colleges will be resumed one day. Craig would like to play the flute or piccolo if the Knights take the court.

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Craig didn’t hesitate even after learning the social distancing rules of the campus.

She said that she is surely moving to Orlando.

UCF couple met at frat party, Married for 40 years

UCF’s Number 1 Couple, Who met at Florida Frat Party


Todd and Kim Bowers, the couple who funded $400,000 to UCF Knights. It shows their love for them.

Todd, who is 64 years old, has said about his home office,

“If you could look around this room, you would say there is $100,000 worth of stuff just on these wall.” 

Todd’s home office has everything which a person could dream of regarding UCF.

If we talk about Todd and Kim, they are a lovely couple who met at Florida Technology University in 1974. They decided to get married after 5 years. Having 2 kids, one dog, and more than 40 years of UCF pride, they are going to celebrate their 41 years anniversary this year.

Place where the Love Story Started


The Couple met at Florida Frat Party. Todd used to live in Sigma Chi Fraternity house and Kim was a sister in Tri Delta. Both of them attended the casino-themed party. According to Todd, Kim set next to him and they both started the conversation. Kim also asked Todd to go with her on her sorority weekend. He didn’t know that it was all a setup. Kim was in search for a partner to go on a date to Delta Weekend. She had asked two guys and Todd was one of them.

Kim has said:

“I go to the Sigma Chi Party and worked up the nerve and I asked this cute guy named Todd to go to the Delta Weekend with me.”

Todd agreed to go with her and also asked her to go with him to Sigma Chi Sweetheart Ball. She did say yes, and it turned out to be their first date. From that day onwards, they have been together.

The Love For The Game


The couple has been together since then and has attended every game of UCF. Let it be football or men’s basketball game. Moreover, they have also attended various other games as well.

Rollins College was the rival of Couple. The World would come to a pause whenever the Knights play against the Winter Park. It is interesting to know, that when Kim was delivering their oldest son, Todd was at UCF versus Rollins College basketball game. Regarding that Kim said:

“I have given him grief for years about that.” 

FTU was a team that many of the people didn’t know about. They defeated Rollins College and Southern Florida College. Todd was quite surprised to watch that. He really enjoyed that time and was finding the University experience to be special.

Todd and Kim are attending games for the last 45 years, and according to Kim, if you are going out with Todd, it would ultimately mean you are going for the games.

Pure UCF Fans


The Love for UCF and basketball is real for the couple. They have been keeping same season tickets seats for men’s basketball games.

Moreover, the couple attends games with those friends as well which they made at college. A friend of the couple named Tom Bailey has suggested that the couple are the candidates of the Best UCF fans ever. The couple also purchased the tickets for the games which they were not able to attend, that is the craze for their team.

Todd Says:

“I have probably spent thousands of dollars on tickets to games I have never even been to. I want my name on the list- not just to be on the list. I want to feel like I am part of this win, I am part of this program.”

Continuous Support

Kim was a tennis player at UCF and when she was a senior, she became the director of intramural sports. Kim, before she retired served as a teacher for 12 years, was an athletic director at a Catholic middle school for several years, and was also a volleyball coach at Boone High School for around 6 years.

If we talk about Todd, he is currently president of the learning institute for Elders at UCF. He is also a member of the UCF College of Business Finance Advisory Board.

Todd always gives a lot to the UCF Community. In regards to that he said:

“When I was at the University, I got the degree that was going to give me a career. I met the woman who I would live the rest of my life with. I can’t think of what our life would have been if I did go somewhere else or if my wife would have gone somewhere else. As much as I have give, I have gotten 100 times more.”

The whole content is Written by Dani Medina (Original research)

UCF earns over $7.4 million payout from the American Athletic Conference

UCF receives $7.47 million annual payouts from American Athletic Conference


UCF Knight’s tremendous performance has got the reward as they received more than $7.4 million annual payouts from the AAC. UCF has received more than $7 million payouts and that too in consecutive years.

AAC has reported total revenue which is almost 6 percent less than the previous year’s total revenue which was around more than $77 million. Even though the expenses were $70.235 million, the conference has managed to get $3 million as revenue.

From postseason tournaments, the conference was able to earn $40.1 million. Moreover, it includes the revenue generated from shares in the 2019 NCAA tournaments, league’s share from college football playoff, and the bowl game payouts.


If we talk about the Bowl games 2018-19 season, there were 7 teams that qualified and one of them was the UCF Knights. They were able to earn a place New Year’s Six Access Bowl. Unfortunately, the LSU was able to get victorious against the Knights in the Fiesta Bowl.

The league made more than $3 million in revenue off the conference championships and not just that, but they also earned more than $6 million from sponsorships and grants.

Following is more detailed information:

  • UCF $7.4 million 
  • Cincinnati $6 million
  • USF $5.6 million
  • Memphis $4.6 million
  • Temple $4.4 million
  • Houston $4.3 million
  • Tulane $3.6 million
  • East Carolina $3.3 million 
  • SMU $3.2 million
  • Tulsa $3.2 million
  • Navy $1.9 million
  • UConn $1 million  

In March 2019, the league made a 12 years media rights deal with ESPN. It’s worth was around $1 Billion. The current agreement expires at the of this month.

Knights would not be able to more revenue from the football bowl after missing out on earning a great New Year’s Six Access Bowl bid. However, the UCF will get a part of the increased media rights agreements.

Knight’s pub’s liquor license has been suspended after employees and patrons tested positive for COVID-19

The knight’s Pub’s liquor license suspended, the reason is COVID-19

Knight's Pub


After the Employees and patrons tested positive for the Covid-19, Knight’s Pub’s Liquor license got suspended. The Florida Department of Businesses and Professional Regulation issued the suspension of the alcoholic beverage vendor.

According to the reports of the Florida Department of Businesses and Professional Regulation, around 13 employees of the Knight’s Pub have been tested positive for the COVID-19 and in addition to that, around 28 patrons tested positive for the virus after their visit to the bar.

The Patrons who visited the Bar were traced by contact tracing and it was the major aid to the Florida Department of Health in order to identify the patrons.

Knight's Pub


The actions violated the executive order of phase 2 in Florida’s reopening. In phase 2, the bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen but with the seated services only.

There were no social distancing measures taken to prevent the transmission of the virus at the pub, according to the court documents.

Apart from the social distancing enforcement, the court documents further say that the Patrons were served with beverages while not being seated for service on June 6. This came in as the biggest reason for the suspension of the license.


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