Apr 20, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions players and coaches sing the alma mater following the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Penn State Making Changes To 2013 Football Uniform


If you’ve been on Twitter or Facebook today, you are probably already aware of this.  The fine folks at Lion’s Pride in State College have posted the first images of the 2013 replica jerseys.  While Allen Robinson and Zach Zwinak #8 and #28 appear to be your choices for the season, most of the attention has been on a small addition.  That’s right, a year after including players names on the back, PSU has added a small Lion logo right below the collar.  OH THE HUMANITY!

I’ve long been a fan of subtle tweaks every few years.  The names last year were definitely more than subtle, but the circumstances were not exactly subtle either.  There is no word on if the names will be back this fall, but regardless of if they are or are not (and I really don’t care either way), I love the addition of the logo.  Even as a kid, I loved the oval “chipmunk” logo, and I would venture a guess that it is still one of the most iconic logos in college sports.  You see it, you know that is Penn State.  Including it in such a small way is pretty cool by me.  Besides, this idea that PSU shouldn’t be changing their jerseys is laughable.  Remember just a few years ago when the contrasting blue/white trim was removed from the jerseys?  What about way back when PSU included numbers on the helmets?

As long as PSU doesn’t start doing things like this, this all seems like a lot of noise over something pretty inconsequential.

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  • James Kulha

    Nothing wrong with change. Add in the fact that recruits love different uniforms, it’s just another tool for O’Brien.