Dec. 3, 2010
Read John Denton's Knights Insider |
Follow us on Twitter |
Get social with the Knights on Facebook
By Joe Hornstein
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor of the City of Orlando, issued a proclamation on Friday announcing that Saturday, December 4, 2010 will be proclaimed "UCF Knights Day" in the City of Orlando, in salute of the school's Conference USA Championship showdown against Southern Methodist at Bright House Networks Stadium at noon.
Mayor Dyer is encouraging all Central Florida residents to wear black and gold on Saturday and show their spirit for the UCF Knights football team. In addition, the spire of the Amway Center will light up black and gold on Saturday, December 4 in support of UCF.
The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Noon, the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights will battle the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in the Conference USA Championship game at Bright House Networks Stadium on the campus of UCF; and
WHEREAS, the 2010 season has been one of the most memorable and record-breaking seasons in UCF football history. The Knights are currently ranked #25 in the USA Today coaches' poll; and
WHEREAS, A victory over the SMU Mustangs (7-5) would give the Knights a school record-tying 10th win of the season; and
WHEREAS, The winner of the Conference USA Championship game, would receive an automatic berth in the historic Liberty Bowl game, December 31, in Memphis, TN, and face a team from the always-tough Southeastern Conference; and
WHEREAS, UCF alumni and all college football fans throughout the Central Florida community are encouraged to don the school colors of our hometown university, black and gold, in an effort to U-Knight and support UCF;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Buddy Dyer, Mayor of the City of Orlando, hereby do proclaim Saturday, December 4, 2010, as "UCF Knights Day" in the city of Orlando.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I hereunto have set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Orlando to be affixed this 4th day of December 2010.