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Knewsletter: January 1, 2021

The biggest UCF and Orlando sports headlines and more for Friday, January 1, 2021.

NCAA Basketball: Houston at Central Florida Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to our Friday Knewsletter, our daily dish of links and stories from around the world of UCF Knights sports and slightly beyond.

The Big Knews

UCF’s Alexander Cartwright among higher education, transportation and health care leaders to watch in 2021 (Orlando Business Journal)

A look at what President Cartwright sees for UCF in 2021.

The Other Knews

Sixers 116, Magic 92: Magic suffer first lost of season in a rout (Orlando Pinstriped Post)

The Orlando Magic ended 2020 on the wrong side of the score.

A Tweet We’re Knighting

RB Otis Anderson became the latest Knight to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

What’s On This Weekend


(1) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. (4) Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 5 PM EST, ESPN

Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7 PM EST, Fox Sports Sun

(2) Clemson Tigers vs. (3) Ohio State Buckeyes, 8 PM EST, ESPN


Men’s Basketball - UCF Knights vs. South Florida Bulls, 7 PM EST, ESPN+


Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 PM EST, CBS

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 PM EST, FOX

Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 PM EST, CBS

Women’s Basketball - Houston Cougars vs. UCF Knights, TBD, ESPN+

Happy Knew Year Knights Nation!