Oct. 28, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Several Knights woke up early on Sunday in an effort to make a memorable in-game experience for fans at the new UCF Arena. In the morning, the players took part in a video shoot and the footage will be used for the team's pregame introductions at the 10,000-seat arena this season.
Five Knights filmed individual segments in front of a green screen and also on the court. Senior guards Dave Noel (Boynton Beach, Fla./Boynton Beach) and Mike O'Donnell (Largo, Fla./Largo) were two of the players who participated in the shoot on Sunday morning.
The players posed for mug shots in front of the green screen and then handled a series of tasks on the court, including layups, dunks and free throws.
The remainder of the team will take part in sessions at a later date. The shoots are being organized by Brett Nehls, who is the video production coordinator at the new arena.
UCF's women's team had their session earlier in the week.
UCF will make its regular season debut on Nov. 11, hosting Nevada in the inaugural game at the new UCF Arena. The Knights will play 16 contests at home during the regular-season slate, including eight in Conference USA play.
On Nov. 3, UCF will host St. Leo for an exhibition game at 11 a.m. Admission is free for the preseason game. UCF also has an exhibition contest on Nov. 6 versus Florida Southern.
Season tickets are currently available by calling 407-UCF-1000. One lucky season ticket holder for will get to drive home from the new UCF Arena in a brand new 2008 UCF edition Mazda CX-9, courtesy of Classic Mazda, the presenting sponsor of this year's season ticket drive. UCF fans who purchase two season tickets be entered into a drawing to win the Mazda CX-9.
For the latest news and information on the Knights, tickets or apparel, log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. Also check out www.ucfphotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.
Two of UCF's 2007-08 opponents - Memphis (3) and Villanova (25) - are ranked in the USA Today
/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll. Connecticut and Nevada, who the Knights will also face this season, are receiving votes in the poll. UCF will meet Nevada on two occasions. Three of the squad's possible opponents at the Old Spice Classic in November are also garnering recognition. NC State is ranked 24th and George Mason and Kansas State are both receiving votes in the preseason poll, which was released on Friday.