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Just because the college football season is over (and it ended the moment UCF beat Auburn and earned the right to be called a National Champion), it doesn't mean there isn't a lot going on throughout the college sports world and in particular, the American Athletic Conference.

The UCF men's basketball team did what it has done so well under the direction of head coach Johnny Dawkins, defended masterfully. The Knights held visiting Temple to a CFE Arena record for points allowed in a 60-39 victory Sunday afternoon in Orlando.

No. 9/9 Wichita State flexed some muscle in a 95-57 win over USF Sunday afternoon at Charles Koch Arena.

The Shockers (13-2, 3-0 American) shot a season-best 62.7 percent from the field, thanks to a 12-of-20 performance from three-point range. The team's 28 assists were a Gregg Marshall Era best.

When offensive coordinator Brian Johnson left Houston to take the same position at Florida, there were mixed emotions from fans after watching the offense struggle throughout the season to utilize the quarterbacks to the best of their abilities. Some fans felt some relief, because it meant a new face would come in and perhaps be able to build around D'Eriq King, who stepped up in the second half of the season to claim the starting role.

Does anyone remember when people admired those who worked hard and earned their way to the top? It seems like the idea of respecting those who have overcome obstacles to succeed and win has been lost somewhere along the way in sports.