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It’s Time For Penn State Football To Wear Pink & Black Throwbacks

The Penn State football team needs to take a page out of the basketball team’s book.

That’s a sentence you don’t hear often, if at all, but with Pat Chambers’ squad hitting seven wins — one more than the football team had all season — by early December, perhaps it isn’t such a crazy idea for James Franklin to start emulating his colleague. But where to start?

Well, how about throwback jerseys?

When you look out into the student section on Homecoming weekend at Beaver Stadium, you’ll see a pink and black S-Zone as an homage to the University’s original color scheme. The colors were eventually changed to blue and white after the pink faded, but the basketball team turned back to Penn State’s roots for the last two games, sporting the old school colors.


Cornerback Jordan Lucas took to Twitter on Wednesday night to offer a little suggestion for his Penn State team.

Many fans have been asking the same thing for years, but the football team has established a Yankees-esque level of tradition surrounding the jerseys. You know: Black Shoes, Basic Blues, and so on, and so forth. But the second half of that saying is No Names, All Game. And as you all know, Bill O’Brien added names and Franklin has kept them around, so another step away from those traditions isn’t so far-fetched.

But of all the arguments for a Homecoming football game in throwback jerseys, the best one comes in the form of a picture. So here’s what Akeel Lynch would look like if he took the field in a beautiful pink and black Penn State jersey:

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There you have it. How can you say no to that?

Say what you will about pink not being a typical color for a sports team, but that color scheme is pretty damn awesome and would make for quite a sight at Beaver Stadium on Homecoming weekend.

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Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.


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