KSU Gears Up For College Colors Day

College Colors Day is Friday. By Cady Schulman Kennesaw State University is celebrating…

Georgia (Aug 30, 2012)Related Topics: College Colors Day, Daniel Papp, Kennesaw State University, Mark Mathews, and Tommy Allegood


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College Colors Day is Friday.

By Cady Schulman

Kennesaw State University is celebrating College Colors Day on Friday, and officials are asking local residents to wear black and gold in support of the Owls.

College Colors Day, which has been celebrated throughout the country for the last seven years, is a chance for colleges and universities and their supporters to brag about their schools by donning their colors.

"We're very proud of them, and we hope everyone not just in metro Atlanta but across Georgia are proud of KSU," President Daniel Papp said. "The Black and Goold is an athletic program that is absolutely unmoved."

Papp, along with Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews and Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood, on Wednesday signed a proclamation naming Friday College Colors Day.

"This university is the fabric of the community," Allegood said.

Mathews said he is proud to be a part of the evolution of the new KSU.

"It's very, very exciting," he said.

Officials said it's shaping up to be a good school year in terms of sports. Next spring, Kennesaw State will begin its NCAA women's lacrosse program, and Papp said he hopes to announce other new sports in the near future.

And, the men's and women's basketball coaches are gearing up for the upcoming season.

"We expect to be contenders for the Atlantic Sun Championship," Papp said.

Papp said prospects for the university's soccer program, which he said is a good recruitment tool for the university, are good this year . In 2011, Kennesaw State hosted the NCAA Women's National Championship at its new soccer stadium.

On Friday, the Lady Owls host Tennessee at the KSU Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. The first 150 fans will receive free Owls T-shirts.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu