On Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay was in Pullman for the battle between Oregon and Washington State. While the focus was on those two Pac-12 teams, Kirk Herbstreit made headlines for his take on the UCF Knights.It wasn’t an outlandish statement from the ESPN analyst, but it definitely infuriated the UCF football team.Despite being 7-0 this season, the Knights aren’t receiving much love from Herbstreit. Instead of praising the program’s success, he’s questioning its strength of schedule.“You need to play somebody in order to be rewarded. UCF, you need to not just be worried about being undefeated and trying to get in the top four, you need to look behind you at teams like Utah State, Appalachian State, Fresno State. These teams, on paper — which is what you want to look at a lot of times — are better than UCF and more deserving than UCF.”The team’s official Twitter account was quick to respond with this post:Hi @KirkHerbstreit pic.twitter.com/5wKKG4gINZ— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) October 20, 2018It’s becoming very clear that Herbstreit isn’t fond of UCF’s schedule. However, that could change when the Knights face South Florida and Cincinnati at the end of the season.Besides, the team continues to win on the gridiron and on social media. Once again, the team trolled Herbstreit, but this time it was on Instagram.The next game for UCF will be against Navy.
← Previous Story Argentina surprises World champion in South American Games! Next Story → Another voice for “shot-clock”, Dragan Djukic: Handball has to go to the next step! The South American Games in Chile already have the two finalists and it’s a blockbuster between eternal rivals Argentina and Brazil.On the first semifinal of the day, Argentina didn’t have much trouble to take a victory for 23-14 in a dull and pale game against Uruguay. In a match where both defences where the highlights, the scoreboard of the first half closed with a 10-3 lead for the conducted by Eduardo ‘Dady’ Gallardo. The focus was put on grabbing one of the three available spots for the Pan American Games of Toronto 2015 and the Argentinians obtained the qualification and also a pass to the final of the tournament.On the other semifinal, Brazil faced the home team Chile (who counted with SC Magdeburg’s Marco Oneto) and had a more complicated game, especially because of the atmosphere that challenged them as the host was highly supported by the localcrowd. However, the conducted by Spanish coach Jordi Rivera overcame the loudness of the environment and stormed past the Chilean to get a victory for 33-22 and booked a place in Toronto as well as the right to play the final against Argentina and defend the title obtained in Medellin in 2010.It’s good to remember that because these Games are not within the consideration of the IHF, none of the teams were able to count with all of their ‘European’ players. Some of the exceptions were the Argentinian goalkeeper Fernando García (Vernon, FRA), Brazil’s Arthur Patrianova (Naturhouse La Rioja, SPA), Guillherme Gama (BM Guadalajara, SPA).The final will be played on Monday right after Chile and Uruguay fight for the bronze medal and for the last spot for Toronto 2015.TEXT: LAURA AGENA
← Previous Story BLOG: Laszlo, Siarhei and Filip – Handball Kings without crowns Next Story → “BLACK MONTH” FOR COACHES WITH SWEDISH PASSPORT: HC Erlangen sack Robert Andersson The Spanish national team coach Jordi Ribera calls 18 players for the upcoming EHF week in which his team will face Germany in two friendly matches. Spaniards will try to reach the form before the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia, where they defend European silver won in Poland 2016.Here is the players for the next action…Goalkeepers:Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas (F.C. Barcelona, Spain)Rodrigo Corrales (Paris Saint-Germain, France)Sergey Hernández (Helvetia Anaitasuna, Spain)Left wings:Valero Rivera (F.C. Barcelona, Spain) Ángel Fernández (BM Ciudad de Logroño, Spain)Left backs:Iosu Goñi (Pais D’aix University Club, France)Arnau García (Fenix Toulouse Handball, France)Dani Dujshebaev (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, Slovenia)Viran Morros (F.C. Barcelona, Spain)Playmakers: Raul Entrerríos (F.C. Barcelona, Spain)Daniel Sarmiento (St. Raphaël Var, France)Right backs:Alex Dujshebaev (PGE VIVE Kielce, Poland)Eduardo Gurbindo (HBC Nantes, France)Right wings:David Balaguer (HBC Nantes, France)Kauldi Odriozola (C.D. Bidasoa, Spain)Line players:Gedeon Guardiola (Rhein Neckar Löwen, Germany)Diego Piñeiro (Abanca Ademar León, Spain) Adrià Figueras (BM Granollers, Spain)PHOTO: France 2017 Jordi RiberaSpain