The UCF football program has unveiled its 2018 edition of the Nike uniforms for their “Space Game” on Thursday, November 1 against the Temple Owls. This year’s edition of the “Space Game” uniforms include a special Citronaut logo, which is a combination of a citrus fruit and an astronaut which was previously an unofficial mascot for the scool.
The uniforms also tie in with the university’s mission of supporting the growing United States space program at nearby Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Along with various constellation patterns the motto “Reach for the Stars” is printed across the back of the helmet.
Details that went into the uniform design can be seen below, via the official press release along with video of the unveiling.
- The constellations used represent roads and buildings on campus at UCF, including Orion (the name of the road that circles Spectrum Stadium) with his club or sword drawn at Taurus the bull, the victim of Orion’s strike. Taurus represents the opponent and the conquered.
- The outline of the Arecibo telescope, the largest fully operational radio telescope on the planet – the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is under UCF Management
- The flight coordinates “SS50 R-090/31 LC39A” that shows how the 50-yard line of Spectrum Stadium lines up on the exact latitude as Launch Complex 39A, NASA’s most historic launch pad, 31 miles to the east.
- A shape of the planet named after UCF (UCF1.01)
- The sleeves feature a large Pegasus constellation where the Pegasus logo would typically be on our uniforms.
You can check out more photos of the 2018 UCF Space Uniforms below.
Kickoff between the No. 10 Knights and Temple Owls at Bright House Networks Stadium is set for Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN.