Emails Sent Between Florida, UCF Football Have Been Revealed

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first_imgFlorida Gators fans cheering during a home game.NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 01: Hundreds of fans of the Florida Gators cheer after a Gator filed goal against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)Emails sent between Florida and UCF’s athletic directors regarding a potential non-conference football series have been obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.Much was made last week about a potential series between the Gators and the Knights, with Florida head coach Dan Mullen sending a strong message to UCF.“I think we offered them a two-for-one like we do with most schools in their position, which is actually really a good deal,” Mullen said. “They have the opportunity to have an SEC school play at their place. It would potentially be a big deal for them. I know I’ve done it that way. … If they want to try and toughen their schedule, that would be great, a good opportunity for them if they want take it. It’s up to them.”The Orlando Sentinel has since obtained some emails between Florida and UCF’s athletic directors.Florida is not interested in playing in a home-and-home series. UCF, meanwhile, isn’t interested in playing in a two-for-one series.“UF isn’t in the market for home-and-home or a neutral site games against non-Autonomy 5 opponents,” Florida’s Scott Stricklin wrote. “However, we would be open to a series similar to what we’ve agreed to with USF … two games in Gainesville and one in Orlando. We are in need of a home opener for the 2022 season, so the 9/3/2022 date you mention would be a perfect date to begin the series, and we can fill in the remaining games from there.”White then seemed to take umbrage with Stricklin grouping UCF in with other “non-Autonomy 5 opponents” and sent a lengthy email urging Stricklin to help him change an unfair system.“You mention not playing a neutral site contest versus a non-autonomy 5 opponent, but a UF vs. UCF game held in our state would certainly be a sellout, which would be a positive for both of us financially,” UCF’s Danny White wrote. “I think that our team has shown on the field that we are far from a typical ‘non-autonomy 5’ opponent.”A Florida-UCF non-conference series would be a lot of fun to watch, but the Gators probably do have more to lose than the Knights, so it’s not surprising that a home-and-home might not happen.You can view the full exchange here.last_img read more

Swinging from Taiwan to India

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first_imgSwinging from Taiwan to IndiaThe Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group from Taiwan specialise in combining the contemporary modern circus arts of Taiwan with acrobatics, theatre arts, and more traditional forms.advertisement Next Antara Raghavan June 29, 2019UPDATED: June 29, 2019 13:36 IST FOCA acrobats (above and right) demonstrate tough choreographic positions.ACROBATICS has always been a sport that has fascinated spectators and evoke admiration. It is not only an activity which demonstrates incredible gymnastic feats, but is also a highly demanding discipline which requires skill, years of training, and precise balance and handeye-coordination.The Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group from Taiwan more than meets all these exact requirements.They specialise in combining the contemporary modern circus arts of Taiwan with acrobatics, theatre arts, and more traditional forms. They are well-known in Taiwan and across the globe.Their current project is the show, The Heart of Asia. This show does not just comprise spectacular gymnastic accomplishments on stage, but the exploration and experimentation of a variety of performance arts.The show combines elements of Taiwanese acrobatics, music and dance with Western forms of expression. Allison Chao, assistant representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India, elaborates, They have already performed this show in France and Edinburgh.Chao goes on to add We are holding this show as an attempt to strengthen cultural relations between Taiwan and India. We think audiences in Delhi will really enjoy The Heart of Asia since it is a mixture of both what is modern and traditional and what is from the East and the West.(The performance will be staged at 6:30 pm on July 6 at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi)Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byApoorva Abhay Uzagarelast_img read more