Nov. 7, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - One of the staples of every UCF homecoming extravaganza is the infamous Spirit Splash event. Hailed as one of the best homecoming traditions in the nation, Spirit Splash brings UCF students and fans together the Friday before the football game to share in a pep rally featuring the UCF spirit squad, the Marching Knights and head football coach George O'Leary.
Not only will the event feature a pep rally, but LB-E-Z, a hip-hop artist out of Miami, will also be performing some of his recent hits, including Wiggle Up, Wiggle Down and Razzo Dazzo.
So what makes Spirit Splash one of the best homecoming traditions in the nation?
Students get a front-seat view of all of the excitement from inside the Reflecting Pond. Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, students will begin filing toward Milican Hall to catch LB-E-Z live, before rushing the reflecting pond at 12:45.
Once in the water, students can't help but get into the middle of the action. Getting up-close and personal with Knightro and seeing the high-flying acrobatics of the two-time National Champion UCF cheerleading squad are only some of the activities fans get to see.
A DJ will be pumping out music for students to dance to, including the UCF football staple, Zombie Nation. Just as the excitement looks to be at its peak, O'Leary and a pair of players will address the Knights' faithful in anticipation of Saturday's Homecoming finale.
For the latest news on the Knights, log on to www.UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit www.UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.