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Penn State Restricts Sale Of Select Football Jersey Numbers

Looking to upgrade that old Silas Redd No. 25 jersey to a newer Saquon Barkley No. 26? Well, it looks like you’re going to have to wait a bit longer — ten years to be exact.

According to a Lions-Pride.com Facebook post, Penn State will follow in the footsteps of many other universities and restrict the sale of popular players’ jersey numbers, only allowing the sale of jersey No. 1, 16, and 94.

We have some Penn State football jersey news from the licensing department! Want a #26 Nike jersey next year? You’re out…

Posted by Lions-Pride.com on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Universities such as Ohio State, Michigan, and now Penn State have begun to limit the production of jersey numbers of popular players, instead opting to sell the number 1, the last two digits of the year (i.e. jersey No. 16 for 2016), and numbers that appear to honor historic seasons, such as No. 94 likely honoring Penn State’s last Rose Bowl victory 22 years ago in 1994 (has it really been that long?).

This pattern is becoming increasingly common among universities, likely in part to court rulings concerning the NCAA prohibiting student athletes from making money from college sports broadcasts, video games, and jersey sales. By licensing jersey numbers based off the former parameters, it’s plausible that universities are taking such precautions to eliminate the notion that they are profiting off the student-athletes’ names, numbers, and likenesses.

It’s unclear how this will affect future jersey sales, and the seemingly endless stream of lawsuits against the NCAA. The only thing we can think of is players may try to get the jersey numbers they know will be sold each season. Current No. 16’s Billy Fessler and John Petrishen, it looks like it’s your time to shine!

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