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About jlcolvin

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  1. Some of my favorites: Evan Landi Andre Davis Andre Hall Tyre McCants Darius Tice Auggie Sanchez
  2. I may be alone, but I really like the logo at the top of the website. It is classic and timeless.
  3. jlcolvin

    New chat room tryout

    Worked fine for me as well.
  4. jlcolvin

    You get to pick one

    which P5 conference?
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    Another arrest

    At least it was a non-violent crime this time.
  6. Sadly as a head coach, UCF is the best job. Last coach lied on his resume, had multiple winless seasons, recruiting infractions, and the death of a player where he went on trial for denying water...and still didn't get fired, but instead got a statue on campus. I would say it was a dream job but you have to coach at ucf.
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    Preseason Magazine Snark

    Daniel Tosh said it best: "my biggest achievement at ucf was dodgin' the herp."
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    Preseason Magazine Snark

    Apparently some programs and universities like having money in the bank. Guess we didn't like the plan of going into more debt for a wobbly wok.
  9. UCF Knights (@UCFKnights) tweeted at 1:56 PM on Tue, May 16, 2017: Next #ChargeOnTour stop: Tampa https://t.co/LhKGfH02qM (https://twitter.com/UCFKnights/status/864555133316857856?s=03)
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    For Bourbon Folks

    I wussed out and ended up doing a nice glass for him. Just ended up putting his last name opposite the hideous logo.
  11. jlcolvin

    Fate may be involved...

    So my wife and I currently have 4 dogs (3 beagle mixes and a coonhound). We lost my wife's dog back in February so we have had 5 dogs before. So long story short, I saw a stray in the middle of the road on my way to work on Wednesday. So I pick him up and my neighbor agreed to watch him for the day and night. Well I bring him home from the vet the next day and there it was. It was like a sign that I need to keep this dog. From the picture below you should be able to see his Bull tramp stamp.
  12. Hate clicking and going to a blog with this: About the blog Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Miami Hurricanes and UCF Knights fans, welcome to the Sunshine State blog for all your news about your favorite college teams. It's written by the staff of the Tampa Bay Times. We invite your comments and participation.
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    For Bourbon Folks

    Think I'm going to make one for my good friend who went to ucf. It'll say "ucf _______ is the reason I drink"
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    For Bourbon Folks

    I think this fits in here: My wife bought me a Cricut cutter for my birthday in March. Tonight I played with cutting vinyl as a mask and using a chemical etcher to etch glass. Results below, I'm going to have some fun with this thing.
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    Non-sports: USF Call to All

    Think I found the answer I was looking for: Timeline of Proposed Changes to the Preeminence Program and Data Availability January 11, 2017 – Senate files Excellence in Higher Education Act (SB 2) proposing to change the metric used to measure preeminence from a 6-year graduation rate of 70% or greater to a 4-year graduation rate of 50% or higher. The bill also proposed to lower the amount that each “emerging preeminent institution” received in the statutory distribution formula from “one-half” of each preeminent institution’s allotted amount to “one-quarter” of said amount. SB 2 passes all three Senate Committees of reference over the next two months with no amendment to this preeminence graduation rate proposal (remained at 4-year/50%+). January 27, 2017 – House files companion bill to SB 2 (HB 3) with identical proposed change to the graduation rate metric for preeminence (4-year/50%+). March 9, 2017 – Full Senate passes SB 2 by a vote of 35-1 with no amendment to new 4-year/50%+ proposed preeminence threshold. March 21, 2017 – House amends HB 3 in the Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee but leaves existing recommended change to the preeminence metric in place (4-year/50%+). March 30, 2017 – Board of Governors meets and approves State University System’s Annual Accountability Report certifying all of the most current data for each state university as accurate and up-to-date. April 12, 2017 – Senate amends the entirety of SB 2 into SB 374 for purposes of entering the bill’s language into the “budget conference” as one large higher-education package. SB 2’s proposed language regarding changing the preeminence metric from a 6-year/70%+ to a 4-year/50%+ threshold remains identical after being added into SB 374. SB 374 passes the full Senate by a vote of 36-2. April 20, 2017 – USF Board of Trustees Chairman Brian Lamb writes letter to Chancellor Criser requesting an updated certification of USF’s performance data on the preeminence metrics. The request is based on the most recent data now publicly available and changes being proposed by both houses of the Legislature (without amendment since filing) to the preeminence graduation rate metric, which USF believes it meets with the most up-to-date data approved by the BOG. Copies of this letter were provided to the Governor, leadership in both Houses of the Legislature and the full Board of Governors. April 26, 2017 – Board of Governors staff provides certification back to USF and to legislative appropriations committee staff that USF Tampa now meets 10 of the 12 preeminence metrics, and will meet 11 of the 12 preeminence metrics – the threshold required to meet “full” preeminence – if the change proposed since January to the preeminence graduation rate metric (4-year, 50%+) takes effect as expected on July 1, 2017. April 27, 2017 – Senate Higher Education Appropriations budget conference leaders make their initial offer on preeminence/emerging preeminence funding for FY 2017-18, increasing their initial Senate funding plan providing $40 million to preeminent institutions ($20m each) and $10 million to emerging preeminence institutions ($5m each). The Senate now proposes to provide $48 million to preeminent institutions ($16m each split equally per the statutory distribution formula between three preeminent institutions as of July 1, 2017, UF, FSU & USF) and $4 million – one-quarter of the $16m provided to each preeminent institution – to the lone remaining emerging preeminent institution, UCF. Over the next two days the House and Senate Higher Education Budget Conference agree to this as the final funding amount for each program. May 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm – In the final public meeting held by the Legislature covering the budget for FY 2017-18 and its “conforming” legislation, the Senate proposes to make a change to their preeminence program graduation metric that has been publicly proposed since January 11, 2017. The new change provides that rather than needing to meet a 50% or greater threshold in the institution’s 4-year graduation rate, institutions must now meet a 60% or greater threshold in order to be preeminent. Moreover, the change provides that irrespective of most recent performance levels, “for the Board of Governors’ 2017 determination of preeminence status and the related distribution of 2017-2018 appropriation funding associated with preeminence and emerging preeminence, the metric and benchmark remains at a 6-year graduation rate of 70 percent or higher…” According to the BOG’s now publicly available Annual Accountability Report, only the two existing full preeminent institutions have 4-year graduation rates in excess of 60% and although USF Tampa’s most recent 4-year graduation rate meets the original 50%+ threshold –as certified by the BOG – it does not quite meet the 70%+ 6-year threshold. This new change in the legislation is not available for amendment on the floor of either Chamber of the Legislature as it is treated as a budget conference report conforming bill, which are only allowed a straight “Yes” or “No” floor vote. USF Tampa’s publicly available Annual Work Plan, approved by the BOG each year, lists that USF Tampa’s 6-year graduation rate will meet the original 70%+ threshold required for achieving full preeminence in the 2017 Spring/Summer graduating class allowing for a full preeminence designation no later than July 1, 2018. However, the same report discloses that USF Tampa’s 4-year graduation rate is unlikely to meet the new 60%+ threshold, which will be the law if this bill passes – until at least 2020.