West Virginia officially ushered in the Neal Brown era on Saturday with its annual Blue and Gold Game, as well as the introduction of brand new football uniforms.
The uniforms aren’t a drastic change from those worn by the Mountaineers since 2013, but do contain a new number font and — thankfully — no longer have black sleeves.
West Virginia will have four colors of jerseys and pants moving forward, as a new Steele Gray uniform enters the rotation as a “tribute to the toughness of the hard-working people in the state of West Virginia and the strength that all Mountaineers possess.” The Mountaineers have not worn gray uniforms since 2012.
The look is capped with blue, gold and white helmets, which will give West Virginia 48 different uniform combinations.
“I am excited to bring our marks together in a unified look,” West Virginia director of athletics Shane Lyons said. “For the first time in our history, all teams will share the same colors, numbers and wordmarks, which will improve our overall look. I want to thank Nike for its time and commitment to the project and for valuing the West Virginia brand. Being a member of Nike’s GIG process speaks volumes for our department.”
Photos of the uniforms can be found below:
West Virginia plans to reveal new uniforms for its other programs, including the men’s and women’s basketball teams, in the coming months.