he morning of my Rhodes scholarship interview, I threw up in my hotel room.
Not only backed by an impressive senior group this year, the Black and Gold placed a C-USA-high six players on the league’s All-Freshman Team last season. For more information and to place an order, call the UCF Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000 or visit The six selections were the most for a C-USA school since 2008. Attending a UCF football game is a great way to celebrate birthdays, corporate outings or any special occasion. In 2011, UCF averaged 406.8 yards per game, the second-best production in eight years under head coach George O’Leary, while the defense surrendered just 303.3 yards per contest, the lowest by a UCF team dating back to 1990. After colleges had nominated their candidates and the Rhodes judges had read through a few hundred applications, each of the sixteen U. Simple stuff: name, college, planned course of study.The six judges were appraising a diverse crew of finalists—among them, a Navy SEAL, a Yale-trained theologian, and a Texas Tech triple major.Apparently, no one wants to either claim to be, or name, the world's best matchmaker.Personally, I would answer that the world's best matchmaker is my sister-in-law, Patti, who lives in Arlington, Texas.A day after tying for the most selections on the Conference USA Preseason Team, UCF football dominated the preseason media poll released by the Houston Chronicle Tuesday.The Knights received 13 first-place votes as the favorite to win the East Division, followed by Southern Miss, which earned two.Since joining the league in 2005, UCF has claimed a pair of C-USA titles (2007, 2010), three East Division crowns (2005, 2007, 2010) and has advanced to four bowl games, highlighted by a victory over Georgia in the 2010 Auto Zone Liberty Bowl. The preseason media poll was released the day schools are traveling to Dallas for the 2012 C-USA Media Day, with the majority of the interviews set to take place Wednesday morning and afternoon. “From French Cuisine to Sweet Heat”: Writer Dawn Posey sits down for a 1-on-1 with Chef Julius to discuss his path from Corporate Exec to Private Chef.Chef Julius and Jada Russell prepare the deliciously easy High Style Pasta.But it was already , and the competition started with breakfast.