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Penn State making uniform change

Posted on: February 25, 2011 12:38 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

For years the Penn State uniform and helmet have always been one of my favorites. It's just, when it comes to uniforms in football, for me, less is always more. I've always appreciated the simplicity of Penn State's uniforms, and that being the case, you can probably figure out how I feel about the uniforms that Oregon rolls out every weekend.

Well, if you're like me, and you enjoy the less is more approach to uniforms, then this may be good news for you. Penn State's jerseys are about to get even simpler, as the Nittany Lions plan on making one small change for the 2011 season.
Penn State likely will tweak the appearance of its home and road uniform this fall, according to Guido D'Elia, the director of communications and branding for the football team.
Speaking to a class at Penn State, D'Elia indicated the home-uniform white trim around the neck and on the sleeves would be eliminated. Also, the road-uniform blue trim would be eliminated.
Which is just about as basic as basic can get. Though, ironically enough, I'm not sure I'll like these uniforms as much as the ones Penn State currently wears. Yes, they'll look the same as the jersey's Penn State's football team wore during the 70s and earlier, but I think the trim is important to the jersey. If you take away the white trim on the blue jersey, and vice versa, they both kind of look like practice jerseys.

Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 8:04 pm

Penn State making uniform change

Stuck in the past......... like no NCAA sanctions?

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:17 pm

Penn State making uniform change

Doctor Monkey.  Illinois crushed PSU last year AT PSU.  so for me to say that they will have a hard time winning the leaders division b/c osu, wisky nad illinois are in it, isnt as crazy as you make it sound.  pay attention to the games.

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 3:10 pm

Joe Paterno senile, Ron Zook bad

I'm no Penn State supporter, but to say they will suck because they are in the same division as Illinois.  Illinois?!?!?  Really?

Illinois hasn't been good since..... I actually have no idea.  The best they have done in my lifetime was Juice William's sophomore year.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:58 pm

Penn State making uniform change

Ugliest, most boring uniforms ever. I know some of you old geezers like stuff that looks like it's still 1950, but the problem is that kids today do not. All you old timers scoff at Oregon's uniforms, but Oregon uses the uniforms as a selling point to recruits. I's be willing to bet that Penn State either loses a few recruits or can't even get recruits to listen simply because of their hideous, plain, practice-looking jerseys.

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 1:44 pm

Penn State making uniform change

stupid move.  it doesnt matter if you or other old guys like it.  it matters if the recruits like them.  most recruits dont like the 1940s look.   penn state should be making their uniforms flashier and they should force joe pa out.  this is a good program in decline.  their recruiting class this year sucked.   with osu, wisky and illinois in their division, they wont be smelling a big ten title or even get to the title game for years and years.   stuck in the past in every facet.

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