The adoption of Orange and Black as Union College's school colors happened in the simplest of ways. In 1905, professor Percy L. Ports assembled a group of students to form the school's first football team. None of the footballers had never participated in a game, except for Ports, prior to taking the field for Union.
The players had to buy their own uniforms, selecting the colors Orange and Black. And the rest, as they say, is history.
The school colors has remained the same ever since.