UCF Football Announces Major Non-Conference Series

first_imgA UCF football helmet placed on the field.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: A UCF Knights helmet sits on the field after the UCF Knights defeated the Baylor Bears 52-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)UCF isn’t afraid to play any team. The Knights tend to be at their best when they’re on the biggest stage. They already proved it earlier this season when they dominated the Stanford Cardinal.Now, the Knights have scheduled a home-and-home series against an exciting Group of Five opponent.UCF and Boise State will play in 2021 and 2023. The first game of the series will be played in Orlando with the following in Boise.Here’s the official announcement: 🐴 ⚔️2021 – Orlando 🏝️2023 – Boise 🔵🔗 https://t.co/EVP7YFTHhn#BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/EpmSo9DgOJ— Boise State Football (@BroncoSportsFB) September 24, 2019Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey made the official announcement on Tuesday morning.“We are excited to have this series on the schedule, and thrilled to be able to bring our fans another marquee game on The Blue,” Apsey said, via broncosports.com. “I believe this is a match-up that college football fans throughout the country want to see, and one that our student-athletes will be excited to play.”The two teams will get a chance to prove which is the better Group of Five team. The Boise State Broncos play in the Mountain West Conference. UCF plays in the American Athletic Conference.It’s safe to say this series will feature some of the better games of the 2021 and 2023 seasons. These games will be must-see TV.Who else is excited for this matchup?last_img read more

Security Council briefed on political humanitarian situation in West Africa

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean Marie Guéhenno drew the Council’s attention to the 10 May meeting in Abuja of delegations from the Sierra Leone Government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), which he called a “first step” towards building confidence between the parties. “If properly implemented by both sides in good faith, it has the potential to create the confidence needed to make further progress,” he said. As part of the Abuja agreement, the RUF will meet tomorrow with the Government and the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) to discuss a firm timetable for disarmament, Mr. Guéhenno said, noting the Mission’s forward deployment to Lunsar, Makeni and Magburaka last month and recent clashes between the RUF and the Civilian Defence Force (CDF). Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Carolyn McAskie then informed the Council of her recent visit to West Africa, where she travelled to assess the humanitarian situation in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. According to Ms. McAskie, Guinea is facing “a humanitarian crisis of its own,” with 200,000-300,000 internally displaced persons. “The deterioration of the situation in Liberia may well add to this number,” she warned. On Sierra Leone, the Relief Coordinator said the return of refugees and the resettlement of displaced people were the main priorities. She also said that in meetings with interim RUF leader Issa Sesay she had requested to release the child soldiers, particularly girls, that the rebel group had abducted. In a third briefing, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahima Fall presented the report of the Inter-Agency Mission to West Africa from 7 to 27 March, which warned that the impact of the conflicts in West Africa on the Mano River Union States and Côte d’Ivoire required immediate action, and called for the UN to cooperate with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to develop a joint plan of action for dealing with the matter. Another priority was to provide both Guinea-Bissau and Côte d’Ivoire with urgent financial assistance in order to prevent a recurrence of internal strife in those countries.In the exchange of views that followed the Secretariat briefing, Council members agreed on the need for an integrated, regional approach to problems, and on many of the recommendations of the inter-agency report, including the establishment of a United Nations office in West Africa and measures to strengthen the ECOWAS role in the region, which had been extremely beneficial to date. read more