Nov. 9, 2010
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By Joe Hornstein
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The Honorable Richard T. Crotty, Mayor of Orange County, issued a proclamation at Tuesday morning's Orange County Commission meeting announcing that Saturday, November 13, 2010 will be proclaimed "Cheer The UCF Knights To Victory Day", in salute of the school's Conference USA noon showdown against Southern Miss at Bright House Networks Stadium.
The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, the University of Central Florida recently surpassed Ohio State University in size of enrollment making UCF the 2nd largest University in the nation; and
WHEREAS, the UCF Knights football team is on track for its best season ever at the NCAA Division I level with a perfect 5-0 record in Conference USA; and
WHEREAS, for the first time in history, the UCF Knights are the highest ranked college football team in Florida ahead of traditional powerhouses such as the University of Florida Gators, the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes, according to college football coaches; and
WHEREAS, UCF debuted in the Associated Press poll at number 25; and
WHEREAS, during its current five game winning streak, UCF has doubled its opponents on the scoreboard 207 - 103 while averaging 41.4 points per game; and
WHEREAS, if UCF can win its final regular season home game against Southern Miss on Saturday, the Knights will most assuredly clinch the East Division slot in the 2010 Conference USA championship game on December 4th; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard T. Crotty, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Orange County Mayor, do hereby proclaim Saturday, November 13, 2010 as Cheer the UCF Knights to Victory Day in Orange County, Florida and urges all community spirited citizens to pack Bright House Networks Stadium with UCF fans for Saturday's big game against the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss.
DONE AND ORDERED this 9th day of November, 2010.
The proclamation was then signed by Mayor Crotty; S. Scott Boyd, Commissioner, District 1; Frederick C. Brummer, Commissioner, District 2; Lui Damiani, Commissioner, District 3; Linda Stewart, Commissioner, District 4; Bill Segal, Commissioner, District 5; Tiffany Moore Russell, Commissioner, District 6.
The Knights will host Conference USA East Division rival Southern Miss on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Bright House Networks Stadium. The game is the final regular season home game for UCF and the team's annual Senior Day, saluting 19 student-athletes just prior to the noon kickoff. Excellent seats are still available to the game and can easily purchased online at UCFAthletics.com, by phone at (407) 823-1000 or in person at the ticket box office on the west side of Bright House Networks Stadium.
For this game, fans also have the option of purchasing the "UCF Fan Pack Built by Centex" for $20, including a ticket for one of the biggest games of the season located in sections 217-219, a hot dog, box of popcorn and a soft drink...a packaged valued over $35!