Bucs to wear 'throwbacks' Dec. 4

TAMPA, Fla. -- The orange and white (also known as Creamsicle) colors that symbolized the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make a return late in the 2011 season.

Co-chairman Bryan Glazer announced Wednesday the Bucs will wear their “throwback’’ uniforms for the Dec. 4 game with the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. That will also be the day the Bucs will make former tight end Jimmie Giles the third inductee into their Ring of Honor.

The Bucs, who switched to red and pewter as their dominant colors in the mid-1990s, started bringing back the orange and white for one game a year in 2009.