College football: Penn State to entrance retro uniforms opposite Indiana

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State will entrance reversion uniforms when a football group plays Indiana on Sept. 30. But a uniforms won’t call to mind only one ended era.

The white helmets will competition blue numbers on a sides, like a group wore from a 1950s by a early ’70s. The players will also wear white cleats job to mind a 1979 Sugar Bowl. The jerseys will have white trim on a shoulders, as they were during a 1982 and 1986 inhabitant championship seasons.

Coach James Franklin says a uniforms are a ideal fit for what Penn State is dubbing a “Generations of Greatness” diversion — a reverence to several eras of a team.

Franklin says a retro uniform “shows and reinforces all a extensive story and tradition that we have here.”

Game Day Elements

  • Videoboard – The Beaver Stadium scoreboards in a North and South finish section will be a flipboard arrangement from a 1950s.
  • Music – The in-game song will be a accumulation of hits from a 1950s to today.
  • Cheer and Dance Teams – The Penn State cheerleaders and Lionettes will wear ancestral outfits.
  • Honorary Captains – The silver toss is slated to have titular captains to paint a 1950s to today.
  • Blue Band – The Blue Band will perform song via a diversion from 1950s to today.

Uniform Elements

  • Numbers on Helmets – The Nittany Lions had a series on a side of their helmet from 1959-61 and afterwards again from 1967-74. A No. 42 also seemed on a side of each Penn State helmet in a deteriorate culmination opposite Wisconsin in 2012 to respect harmed senior Michael Mauti.
  • Block Uniform Numbers – The retard uniform numbers are identical to those uniform numbers that donned a Blue White from mid-1950s-66.
  • White Stripe on Sleeve – Penn State’s uniform had a white ribbon on a sleeve several times, including 1957-66, 1982-89 and 1992-2011.
  • Stripe on a Pants – The Nittany Lions had a blue ribbon on their pants from 1952-68.
  • Striped Socks – The striped sock pays reverence to those ragged on diversion days from 1970-72.
  • Gray Facemask – The gray facemask was donned by a Nittany Lions from 1959-86.
  • White Cleats – The white cleats were ragged by a Nittany Lions in a 1979 Sugar Bowl.
  • Gloves – The gloves for a Indiana diversion will underline a Lion Shrine on a palm of a hands.
  • Lion Shrine – The picture of Lion Shrine appears on a “home plate” of a front of a jersey. It is an strange component of a “Generations of Greatness” uniform to compensate loyalty to a Lion Shrine that was a present from a Class of 1940.
  • Back Inside Collar – The behind inside collar of a jersey reads “Penn State 1959″ in approval of a initial Liberty Bowl game, played in Philadelphia. Penn State degraded Alabama, 7-0.

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