University of Houston Head Football Coach Tony Levine announced Monday that with the impending conference move, the Houston Football program is changing its logo once again.
Rather than the traditional UH logo released in 2012, the letter ‘O’ will be added to create a new UOH logo.
“As we look toward our move to the Big East, I’m excited about this change once again in our logo,” Levine said. “The timing of it is just right.”
After asking students on campus how they referred to the University, a recent poll showed that 83.6 percent of current students said they always use the ‘of’ in U of H.
“I’ve always thought that the word ‘of’ did not get the respect it deserved,” Levine said. “When you look at the way we speak and form acronyms - for example, the United States of America being U.S.A. - ‘of’ always gets excluded. And as I’m sure most people have, I’ve often times wondered why ‘of’ is spelled o-f and not u-v.”
Apparel with the new logo will be available beginning April 12 at the Cougars’ Spring Game where next year’s helmets with the new logo will also be unveiled.
“There was an outpouring of support for the addition,” Levine added. “Not only will our students and alumni be excited, but of-lovers will be thrilled to see their word finally incorporated into our brand and to see it start to get the respect it deserves.”
About Houston Football
Houston enters the 2013 season, its first in the soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference, with 30 players who own starting experience returning. The nation's leader in total offense since 2006 by more than 3,500 yards, Houston will face 12 opponents in 2013 who had a combined 2012 record of 85-65 and seven of which played in bowl games. For ticket information visit UHCougars.com or call 713-Go-Coogs (713-462-6647).