There are a handful of iconic college football uniforms that should never be changed, and Penn State’s is one of them. And those who believe in that tradition will be happy to hear that the Nittany Lions are going back to the classic no-name look.
The following was from a press release issued by the Penn State Athletic Department:
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The decision to remove the names from the jerseys was made to pay homage to the history of Penn State football and return to the tradition that represented Penn State for 125 years. The names were added to the back of the jerseys during the 2012 season by then-head coach Bill O’Brien in recognition of the players’ resolve and dedication to the team and the University.
Head coach James Franklin and several Penn State football letterwinners met with members of the current Nittany Lion football team on Thursday morning to inform them of the return to the iconic no name jerseys.
It’s hard not to appreciate the history that comes along with this look.