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UCF drop "Golden" from nickname

Interesting!!

UCF to drop word Golden from their team names

The Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla.
The University of Central Florida is dropping the word Golden from their team name and starting in June they will simply be known as the Knights, school officials said.

The new name and logo will be unveiled June 14, followed a day later by new UCF Knights merchandise. The event is part of a summer-long marketing campaign UCF designed to promote the school's new athletic markings.

The university will open a new stadium and convocation center this fall, Athletic Director Keith Tribble said in a statement.

"We are now entering into one of the most exciting periods in UCF athletics history," Tribble said.

The school got its nickname in 1993 from athletic director Steve Sloan. Looking for a way to boost merchandise sales, Sloan told the school's sports information directors to refer to all athletic teams as "Golden Knights" in what he called an effort to accelerate UCF's popularity.

It was a trick Sloan learned while working at other popular schools with colorful names, including the Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Duke Blue Devils.
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UCF drop "Golden" from nickname

The Florida Atlantic brown owls. ::)

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UCF drop "Golden" from nickname

In a similar way, we seem to have dropped "Fighting" from our nickname with the new branding.
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Lm77 said

In a similar way, we seem to have dropped "Fighting" from our nickname with the new branding.

I think "Fighting Owls" will come back once the football teams starts dominating – I've been pushing for it on multiple fronts.

I just hope it doesn't morph into the FAU "Burrowing Owls" because there are few things less threatening than something that just burrows.

Except the creatures in TREMORS, I suppose.

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I thought we had to drop the 'Fighting' because Nike said it was some type of copyright infringement?

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FAUtuba said

I thought we had to drop the 'Fighting' because Nike said it was some type of copyright infringement?

Nike has Fighting Owls…?

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FAUtuba said

I thought we had to drop the 'Fighting' because Nike said it was some type of copyright infringement?

you may be refering to an old version of ther owl that had a swoosh on it that had to be modified because it very closely ressembled the nike logo…that was during my tenure…the pres and ad nixed the swoosh as it was and it had to be modified…i worked with univ publications to design that owl…unfortunately it didnt last! :D

but i like the new one too :)
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