Potential Change Coming to Penn State Jerseys
Oh, the outrage!
The Lions-Pride merchandise website, which has been crashing all afternoon from a traffic overload, released a pre-order link for the new 2013 Nike Penn State replica game jerseys. While much has been made about potential changes coming to Penn State’s iconic jerseys, most fans thought they would need to wait until the fall to check out the new threads.
“Every year will be different. I think you’ll have to wait for the Syracuse game to see what the names are, or what they’re not,” Bill O’Brien said in March.
While nothing has been confirmed yet by the Athletic Department, the new Nike jerseys have only one noticeable change — the addition of of the Penn State lion logo on v-neck. Lion’s Pride is taking pre-orders for No. 8 Allen Robinson and No. 28 Zach Zwinak.
There are no names on back, however, NCAA licensing prohibits official jersey sales to include players’ names, so fans are likely to wait a little longer to find out if the controversial jersey names will stick.
As StateCollege.com’s Ben Jones pointed out on Twitter, Penn State has implemented roughly 20 uniform modifications since the 1900s.
Traditionally, the team will announce the changes before the replica jerseys hit the shelves, so although these will likely be the new jerseys, nothing is certain. We’ll update this post if someone from the athletic department confirms that these are the jerseys the team will be wearing in 2013.
Are you a fan of the change? Let us know in the comments.