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    Show #221 - To Have Fans or Not To Have Fans

    Show #221 - To Have Fans or Not To Have Fans

    On this edition of the Black & Gold Banneret Podcast, Jeff Sharon, Brian Murphy and Andrew Gluchov discuss Danny White going on Sirius XM and stating that having a football season without fans would result in a "$30 million problem" for UCF's $70 million athletic budget, as well as the financial ramifications of COVID-19 at other programs.
    Then they discuss Jeff's alternate history story on UCF joining Conference USA in 1995, and what other big what-ifs have happened in Knights history.
    Finally the guys go over some news on Joe Sheridan leaving and Darin Green returning to UCF.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Show #220 - Bo Clark on "Torchy: The Humble Life of a Coaching Legend"

    Show #220 - Bo Clark on "Torchy: The Humble Life of a Coaching Legend"

    On this special edition of the Black & Gold Banneret Podcast, Jeff and Eric are joined by the great Bo Clark on the day of the release of his new self-published book, "Torchy: The Humble Life of a Coaching Legend".
    Bo discusses his father, the legendary former FTU/UCF head coach Torchy Clark, from the family's roots in Wisconsin, through Bo's playing career at UCF (where he remains the school's all-time leading scorer) and Torchy's contributions to the Knights' program, which he founded in 1969, through Bo's 31-year career as the head coach at Flagler College. It's an amazingly in-depth conversation about basketball, coaching, and UCF's great basketball legends from the program's early days. We even settle an ongoing myth about Bo's shooting prowess.
    You can purchase "Torchy: The Humble Life of a Coaching Legend" on Amazon here.
    You can also read a feature that Sports Illustrated did in 1979 about Bo and Torchy at UCF here.
    Finally, Brian Murphy joins us to discuss Nevelle Clarke, Ben Lively in the KBO, the recruiting dead period, and various other topics.
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Show #219 - UCF Rewind: 2015 Softball Team with Mackenzie Audas and Shelby Turnier

    Show #219 - UCF Rewind: 2015 Softball Team with Mackenzie Audas and Shelby Turnier

    On this special UCF Rewind edition of the Black and & Gold Banneret Podcast, Eric Lopez speaks with UCF Softball’s “Shake and Bake” ace combo of Mackenzie Audas and Shelby Turnier about the Knights’ 2015 championship season.
    Audas and Turnier discuss how they ended up at UCF and clicked together as teammates, as well as the team’s success in 2015, through some of memorable moments of the season, which included both of them breaking program records, as well as Kahley Novak becoming the program’s all-time leader in stolen bases. Mackenzie and Shelby also discuss in-depth the key factors and highlights of the season that saw UCF reach the 50-win plateau and finish ranked 16th in the country.
    Eric breaks down the numbers from the season and the records that Turnier, Audas and the rest of the Knights set that season and beyond. The episode includes highlights and comments by players and coaches during the 2015 season.
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    • 2 hrs 30 min
    Show #218 - KZ Speaks, plus Nate Evans, Rankings and Korean Baseball

    Show #218 - KZ Speaks, plus Nate Evans, Rankings and Korean Baseball

    On this edition, Jeff, Brian and Eric recap McKenzie Milton's meeting with reporters and his outlook for the 2020 season, and Brian goes back through his discussion with Nate Evans after his signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
    Then the guys discuss Eric's selections for the top UCF teams by sport in the 2010s, and finish with looking at Ben Lively's debut in the Korean Baseball Organization.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Show #217 - Chris Vannini on COVID, G5 and more, plus NFL Draft Recap

    Show #217 - Chris Vannini on COVID, G5 and more, plus NFL Draft Recap

    On this edition of the Black & Gold Banneret Podcast, Jeff, Eric and Brian are joined by Chris Vannini of The Athletic to discuss the latest news from around the Group of Five conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the latest from around The American, and his discussions with UCF's Danny White.
    Then we recap where UCF's players went during and after the 2020 NFL Draft, and break down the landing spots for Gabe Davis, Nevelle Clarke, Nate Evans and Adrian Killins.
    Read Chris' latest work:

    Regional Scheduling with Nicole Auerbach

    Group of Five Fan Survey


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Show #216 - UCF REWIND: ESPN's Adam Amin on the 2017 War on I-4

    Show #216 - UCF REWIND: ESPN's Adam Amin on the 2017 War on I-4

    On this special UCF Rewind edition of the Black and & Gold Banneret Podcast, Eric Lopez speaks with ESPN broadcaster Adam Amin about the classic 2017 War on I-4 game between South Florida and UCF.
    Amin discusses his upbringing in broadcasting and how he became one of the most versatile sports broadcasters in the country. He takes us behind scenes on how he prepared for the USF-UCF game, broadcasting at Spectrum Stadium, what it was like to cover Scott Frost with all the rumors swirling around his coaching future at the time, as well as some of the key parts of the game.
    Amin breaks down some of his calls from the game and what that game meant to his career. He also discussed calling the NCAA Women's Final Four in 2018 shortly after his dad’s passing and more.
    You can also view our video rewind of the game here.
    Clips courtesy ESPN.
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    • 1 hr 25 min

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