Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Terps football uniforms may be changing

According to Jeff Barker of The Baltimore Sun, school officials are saying that Maryland's football uniforms "are being redesigned and will more prominently display 'Maryland.'"

Barker added:
One of the aims is to emphasize "Maryland," much as Texas football features "Texas" on its uniform fronts or the Orioles now have "Baltimore" on their road jerseys.

The university believes it will aid recruiting to have an updated, clearly identifiable brand. Maryland is working with Under Armour, the official outfitter for Maryland athletics, on the designs. No announcement has been made yet, and the school said it was too soon to share the specifics of new uniforms or designs.

"Under Armour has helped us come up with new images to highlight the State of Maryland and the university," athletic director Kevin Anderson said Monday. "I truly believe that when we come out with a Maryland brand, it will be second to none. It will directly compete with Nike and what Nike does for Oregon."
Seems like a decent plan. Some fans are going to be upset about the decision -- change can be scary, after all -- but as long as the uniforms/designs don't end up looking goofy, there shouldn't be much of an uproar.

With a new coach (Randy Edsall) and altered uniforms, the football team apparently is being molded into something different -- whether or not that's a positive or negative transformation remains to be seen.

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