Spring games are apparently the perfect time to unveil a new set of uniforms.
Joining Michigan State and Baylor, among others, this weekend, West Virginia announced a full new re-branding initiative with Nike at Saturday’s Gold Blue spring game and a new set of football uniforms. That includes four color variations, bringing back the gray alternate looks that were last used seven years ago.
Per the school release:
Mountaineer football will don the Nike Vapor Untouchable uniform chassis in 2019. The template will give the Mountaineers improved fit and functionally, reduced seams and grab points, shaped inseams, seamless fronts and shoulders to help leverage speed, improved moisture absorption and better all-around comfort with a high-tech light weight design.
The main upgrades to the new chassis from the current Flywire template used since 2013 will be improved fit, better temperature regulation, stronger durability, lighter weight and comfortability.
“I am excited to bring our marks together in a unified look,” 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.”
You can browse the full set of combinations and uniforms here, including WVU’s record on the gridiron when sporting a particular set of colors in the past.