A new look is coming to Loper Athletics this year. On Monday, the University of Nebraska at Kearney unveiled its new Under Armour football uniforms for the 2014 season.
“It’s been really fun seeing the facial expressions of our student athletes when they see the new uniforms. They are anxious to wear the 100 percent custom-designed apparel while representing our university,” said UNK Athletics Director Paul Plinske.
UNK’s new home jersey is blue with gold numbers and letters outlined in black. The away uniform is white with blue numbers and letters outlined in gold, and blue and gold trim under the arms and highlighting the neckline. Both jerseys have “Lopers” across the chest. A third “alternate” jersey is black with gold letters and numbers outlined in blue. It also features “Lopers” across the chest and includes blue and gold accents under the arms and around the neckline.
Quarterback Bronson Marsh, linebacker Tyke Kozeal and running back Romero Cotton wore the new uniforms at Monday’s news conference.
“We love the new look. Everybody likes these a lot,” said Marsh. “The uniforms are functional and serve a purpose, too. They have a very tight fit that will make it hard for people to grab onto. We’re really excited to take the field in these for the first time.”
Said UNK Head Coach Darrell Morris: “The response has been outstanding. This is something our program wanted and needed. The brand you are associated with is important to today’s student athlete. When we’re recruiting kids they always ask us about that, and partnering with Under Armour gives us instant credibility.”
UNK is not changing the look of its helmet. It will continue to use the blue helmet and large white Loper head decal on each side. However, the team will implement some new decals for some games this season, including a pink helmet decal for its Oct. 18 “Think Pink” game, and a red, white and blue version for its Nov. 1 “Service/Military Appreciation” game.
UNK opens its season Sept. 4 at defending national champion Northwest Missouri State. The Lopers’ home opener is Sept. 11 against Washburn University.
Story courtesy, UNK Athletics