UCF football fans are going to love the uniform that will be worn in today’s homecoming game against East Carolina. Dubbed the “Space Game”, UCF players will be sporting the newly revealed black, space-themed uniforms in honor of their history with NASA missions.
The helmets include various constellations including Gemini and Orion, which gives the uniform a real space-age feel. The starry stripe represents a portion of the Andromeda Galaxy, which is not only the galaxy closest to earth, but is a section of the largest image assembled by the Hubble Space Telescope. The UCF website provides additional insight into the constellations represented in the stripe.
UCF states that is has been involved in eight NASA missions and with the discovery of a planet in 2012 by UCF researchers, the school has the honor of that planet being named after them.
According to the UCF website, the school was founded with the mission of supporting the space program that was taking off on Florida’s east coast.
“This generation has a rendezvous with the stars..we must set our course and move forward.” Charles N. Millican, Founding President of UCF
Their motto “Reach for the Stars” demonstrated the university’s commitment to aerospace education which included electronics and engineering.
Tune in to the game and give us some feedback on what you think about this alternate uniform. From our viewpoint, we like it!