WVU’s Pitt game uniforms are a nod to mine victims

For one game only, the West Virginia Mountaineers will forgo

blue and gold.

For the long-running rivalry known as the Backyard Brawl – the

Nov. 26 game at Pitt – the Mountaineers will suit up in black and

white uniforms that pay tribute to the 29 men killed in the Upper

Big Branch mine explosion.

Nike is footing the bill for the gear, dubbed Pro Combat.

The white is a shade that appears as if it’s covered in a fine

layer of coal dust. The numbers are in smudged black.

Accents and footwear are brilliant gold, which doubles as a

reference to the canaries miners used generations ago to signal

trouble in the underground atmosphere.

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