The UCF student section, known as Knightmare, dress in black and do an excellent job of intimidating opponents. Knightmare is home to the wildest and craziest fans inside the CFE Arena, so enjoy their cheers and jeers during the game.
Knightro is the official mascot of the UCF Knights and has attended every UCF home and away game since 1994. He is always the life of the party and will surely keep adults and children alike entertained. Look for Knightro to energize the crowd even when the action on the court isn’t at its best.
The dance squad at the University of Central Florida is one of the best dance squads in the country. The team consistently finishes in the top 10 in the country, so keep your eyes peeled for them as you wouldn’t want to miss one of their wonderful in-game performances.
4. The Charging Knight Statue
Located in the Knights Plaza athletic village, this statue has become a “focal point” of your UCF game day experience. The statue was created by Don Reynolds and symbolizes UCF’s excellence in academics, partnerships, and athletics. Stop by and snap a picture with this statue as part of your UCF game day.
5. Free Throw Chant
Like lots of schools, the UCF student section has their own signature free-throw chant. Before a Knights player shoots, the students hold their right arm straight up and make a fist. Once the basket is made, the students stomp their right foot twice, clap twice, and make a shooting motion with their right arm while chanting, “swoosh.” Join in the chant to show off your UCF pride.
6. War on I-4: UCF-USF
The rivalry between UCF and USF is best known for the school’s annual contests on the gridiron, but the basketball rivalry precedes that dating back to 1972. The two schools played on and off between 1972 and 2013, but since both teams have joined the American Athletic Conference things have really heated up. UCF-USF is one of the most intense rivalries in the AAC, so don’t miss it when the Bulls come to town.
7. Blacktop Court
One of the unique features of the CFE Arena is the Knights’ blacktop court. Most of the UCF court is painted black giving the surface a one of a kind look only found at UCF, so check it out.