For the first time in 16 years the ACU football team will be in new uniforms. As they enter their first year as a Div. 1 program, the Wildcats have a brand new look sponsored by Adidas.
The new wildcat logo, which was introduced last semester, is now more modern and aggressive to be similar to other collegiate logos across the United States.
“One of my favorite changes to uniforms is the new look of the football helmet,” Director of Athletics Jared Mosley said. “It really captures our new logo and will definitely be recognizable as more teams are going to over-sized logos and decor on the their helmets.”
The uniforms will not only be black and purple, an addition of gray has been made to the uniforms as well.
“I love the color scheme and integration of gray into the logo,” Mosley said. “It really fits well with purple and white and I think our fans, students and alumni will enjoy the look.”
The new uniforms are something the players are excited for as well. Fullback Cy Wilson from Aledo is excited about the new Adidas look.
“I really like the new black uniforms we are getting,” Wilson said. “That combined with the tight and sleek style of the Adidas jerseys is going to look pretty sharp. These are definitely the coolest uniforms I have ever worn.”
This is going to be an exciting year for ACU athletics as they transition into the Div. 1 playing field. The transition will allow the students to get excited and involved in the ACU athletic program.
“While there will no doubt be some challenges along the way, the opportunities for us to better align athletics at ACU with the broader institutional mission and the heightened visibility that comes with having a Div. I program provide a great platform to deliver one of the most unique student-athlete experience in all of intercollegiate athletics,” Mosley said.
ACU will debut their new uniforms Saturday night against Concordia College at Shotwell Stadium.