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Oregon still king when it comes to football uniform combinations

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: October 1, 2011
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What's new: The Maryland Pride uniform, featuring elements of the state flag on everything from the helmets to the cleats, has been the most talked-about new uniform in college football this season. The school has also switched from “Terps” in script on the front of jerseys to “Maryland” in block letters.

Who decides: Team captains

Worn so far:

Sept. 5 vs. Miami: MD Pride top, MD Pride pants, MD Pride helmet, MD Pride shoes

Sept. 17 vs. West Virginia: Black top, black pants, black helmet

Sept. 24 vs. Temple: Gold top, black pants, black helmet

Oct. 1 vs. Towson: Red jersey, black pants, black helmet

Quotable: “It's just given us new audiences to tell a story to. Maryland is an outstanding academic institution, and now folks, for good or bad because of the uniforms, are maybe being tuned into that a little more than in the past. I see it as a tremendous positive.” – Maryland senior associates athletic director Nate Pine

OREGON

Number of combinations: 80

Apparel provider: Nike

The gear: Jerseys — two white, green, yellow, black; Pants — white, green, black, steel; Helmets — Green, black, white, carbon

What's new: The Ducks wore new black Nike Pro Combat uniforms for the Cowboys Classic against LSU, which likely will not be worn again.

Who decides: Coach Chip Kelly consults with assistants and team captains

Worn so far:

Sept. 3 vs. LSU: Black jersey, black pants, black helmet (Nike Pro Combat)

Sept. 10 vs. Nevada: Yellow jersey, steel pants, carbon helmet

Sept. 17 vs. Missouri State: Green jersey, green pants, carbon helmet

Sept. 24 at Arizona: White jersey, green top, green helmet

Quotable: “We didn’t really have a long history like Penn State or Ohio State or Michigan with the colors, so we thought we’d be different. We’d change our logo, we’d upgrade our facilities and market nationally. Hopefully, that would not only elevate our football program, but the entire campus and the state of Oregon. We tried to catch people’s eyes a little bit.” — Oregon executive senior associate athletic director for development Jim Bartko

WYOMING

Number of combinations: 27

Apparel provider: Nike

The gear: Jerseys — Brown, gold, white; Pants — Brown, gold, white; Helmets — white with brown, white with gold, brown; Special Sept. 11 helmet with a red, white and blue emblem on brown helmet

What's new: The white road jersey, along with the flat black helmet with the glossy brown emblem

Who decides: Fans voted on first two combinations, seniors decide the rest

Worn so far:

Sept. 3 vs. Weber State: Brown jersey, gold pants, white and brown helmet

Sept. 10 vs. Texas State: Gold jersey, brown pants, special Sept. 11 helmet

Sept. 17 at Bowling Green: White jersey, white pants, white and brown helmet

Sept. 24 vs. Nebraska: Brown jersey, white pants, white and brown helmet

Quotable: “In this day and age, kids are constantly looking for something different, something new. Kids want things that are constantly changing, so we're going to give them what they want.”—Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen


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