University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

UCF Gameday Spirit

The Knight Walk is a new tradition at UCF with the addition of the Bright House Networks Stadium on campus. UCF fans, along with the UCF Marching Knights, will be able to greet the football team as they make their way from the Plaza next to Jay Bergman Field to Bright House Networks Stadium. The Knight Walk will take place two hours prior to kick-off as part of pre-game festivities.

The Birth of Knightro

In 1994, a committee was formed by the athletics department to explore and develop a new character mascot that would attend all UCF athletics events. A number of drawings were submitted, but Trey Gordon, a cheerleader and member of the Student Government Association was disappointed with the direction of the artwork. With present spirit program head coach Linda Gooch, Gordon and the SGA commissioned Metropolis Graphics of Orlando to sketch the character.

The Charging Knight

A new campus "focal point," a bronze statue of a knight on his horse was unveiled outside Bright House Networks Stadium on Saturday shortly before the Knights routed Marshall in their first on-campus Homecoming football game.