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UCF to celebrate perfect season with national championship banner

UCF to celebrate perfect season with national championship banner | ABC News | January 03, 2018
Source: ABC News
January 03, 2018
UCF athletic director Danny White said Wednesday the program has decided to claim a national championship and will place a championship banner inside Spectrum Stadium to recognize its undefeated 2017 season. The Knights beat Auburn 34-27 in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl to cap a 13-0 season, finishing as the only undefeated team in college football. But because UCF plays outside the Power 5 conference, it entered the bowl game ranked No. 12 by the College Football Playoff selection committee and was never given an opportunity to play for a national championship. Since the victory on New Year's Day, UCF has changed its Twitter handle to 2017 national champions with a logo designed to match. White told ESPN's Dan LeBatard on Tuesday that the school is planning a parade for the team. He initially told Orlando radio station 96.9 The Game about plans for the banner. "If you take the long view of the history of college football, there's an awful lot of...

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