• UCF to celebrate perfect 'Cinderella season' with parade at Disney

    By: Greg Warmoth

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida Knights are national champs, at least according to Athletic Director Danny White.

     

    White said his comments after the football team's big win at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, capping off a perfect season, were not “tongue in cheek” about the team being No. 1.

     

    Read: Undefeated UCF Knights back in Orlando after hard-fought Peach Bowl victory

     

    It’s a message White has also put out on Twitter and it's picking up steam.

     

    He told Channel 9 history is on UCF's side, since other schools have claimed national titles, even when there was a dispute.

     

     

    He argues that legendary Alabama has done it as well.

     

    “I don’t think they should hang their banner and us not hang ours,” White said.

     

    Photos: 2018 Peach Bowl 

     

    UCF will hold a national championship parade Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

     

     

     

    “I felt like our kids deserve that,” said White. “They will get a ring recognizing (the Peach Bowl) and all of their goals this year.”

     

     

     

    Taking it beyond the “National Championship"-- real or imagined--is the next challenge beyond Sunday's parade at Disney World after a Cinderella season.

     

    “We have been winning and expect that to continue,” White said.

     

     

     

     

    The real National Championship will be decided next Monday between Georgia and Alabama.

     

    Both those teams were beat by Auburn this season, which lost to UCF at the Peach Bowl.

     

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