Penn State Uniforms to Feature Names, Blue Ribbons

by at . Comments

Penn State football uniforms will look different in 2012.

The iconic navy blue jerseys will feature player names on the back for the first time, along with blue ribbons to support victims of child abuse.

The decision to add names was made “in recognition of (their) resolve and dedication to the team and the university,” according to a statement.

The blue ribbons speak for themselves.

Penn State Uniforms

Penn State uniforms have been widely known for their simple design and lack of a name across the back, but this is a different program now.

Coach Bill O’Brien said in May that the uniforms wouldn’t change from the design favored by Joe Paterno, but apparently had a change of heart.

The fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal was immense as a committee found Joe Paterno and Penn State culpable as well as the child molester himself.

The university's statue of the coaching legend, now deceased, has been torn down. In 2012, the uniforms will further signal a new era at PSU.

Tags:
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Jahmel-binion-photo

Michigan Man Sues Shaq, Waka Flocka Flame, Trey Burke For Online Bullying

Shaquille O'Neal, rapper Waka Flocka Flame and current NBA player Trey Burke are being sued by a man for mocking his physical appearance online.
Kate-upton-doggy-style

Kate Upton Begs Justin Verlander For New Puppy

Kate Upton gave Justin Verlander puppy dog eyes in a recent photo, but even that wasn't enough to convince him to adopt the canine with her in it.
Kate-middleton-gif

Kate Middleton Dominates at Three Tins in Awesome Outfit, GIF

Kate Middleton rules. If you didn't know this already, this GIF should be all the evidence you need.
Stephen-a-smith-apologizes-for-domestic-violence-remarks

Stephen A. Smith Suspended by ESPN for Domestic Violence Remarks

Stephen A. Smith has been suspended by ESPN. He will be off the air for about a week.

Avatar

I am a long time PSU fan, and always will be. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. It's a no brainer that i grew up in the last half of the Paterno era, but this change has been a long time coming. I hope to see a long standing O'Brien era, one that will continue the slogan "SUCESS WITH HONOR". Something this school really needs right now. I urge all PSU fans , dont give up on them from the recent events that shook the earth in State College. We will come out winners, we will perservere, WE ARE PENN STATE. In closing i would like to add that the uniform change is a good thing, maybe Coach O'Brien, you should consider a white helmet and blue helmet both with either the numbers or the famed nittany lion on the side, the original emblem. Welcome to the team Coach