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|Penn State's austere uniforms have been a visual signature for years. But is it time for a change?|
|One idea: Penn State could make a simple change and reverse the blue and white on the helmet.|
The plain jersey, adorned only with numbers, was supposed to represent the program -- one for all, hard work, a no-frills commitment to winning the right way. Well, that imagery has been exposed as a myth. So given that, I’m all for exploring alternatives. I’m not saying they should go all Nike Pro Combat, but let’s consider starting some new traditions. The old ones aren’t worth celebrating anymore.
I really hate to say this, because I’ve been wanting Penn State to change uniforms for years. But in light of this whole situation, I think they shouldn’t be allowed to change. Giving the team a uniform makeover makes it that much easier to sweep this whole thing under the proverbial rug. ... I can understand the idea of "new era, new uniforms, fresh start," but that only works if every single person involved ends up in jail first.