WVU Football will bring a special edition uniform to Pitt


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Morgantown, West Virginia – Highlighting the approximately 75 miles from Morgantown to Pittsburgh, West Virginia football will wear a special Country Roads Nike uniform, when the Mountaineers and Pitt Panthers renew the “Backyard Brawl” on Thursday, September 1 at Heinz Field.

For the 105th edition of the “Backyard Brawl”, West Virginia’s road uniform will consist of a white helmet, jersey and set of pants trimmed in gold and blue. The background of blue stripes on the pants, jersey sleeves, numbers and helmet features a road map of Interstate 79 and the various country roads of the state of West Virginia.

Aside from the background print on the uniform, the wider gold and blue stripes on the pants resemble the centerline markings found on the roads fans use to get to Mountaineer games.

The Mountaineers helmet will feature the flying WV placed within the West Virginia State outline, and the same logo will appear on the pants and jersey. The words Cue Country Roads circle the neck on the inside of the jersey as a tribute to one of the greatest traditions in college athletics.

The WVU uniforms are a special Nike edition of a game to help celebrate the renewal of the “Backyard Brawl” which has not been played in 11 years. The white road uniform was designed in-house by WVU Athletics in conjunction with the school’s Nike representatives. Besides the closeness between the two schools, the uniform design theme focused on mountaineers and their fans who can always find a country road to take them home.

“The football series with Pitt is one of the oldest and best rivalries in college football, and there was great sportsmanship and camaraderie between the two schools to put this game back on the schedule,” the manager said. of WVU sports. Shane Lyons said. “The game is a win for both schools, and we’ve taken the opportunity to showcase the revival with a special uniform that not only showcases the back roads of West Virginia, but the closeness between the two universities connected by the ‘Interstate 79.’

Pitt leads the overall series 61-40-3, but West Virginia has won 16 of the last 26 games against the Panthers. The two teams met every season from 1943 to 2011, and for the past 47 years WVU has posted a 25-20-2 mark. When the famous rivalry was cut short in 2011 due to conference realignment, West Virginia went on a three-game winning streak against the Panthers.

“It will be great for our players to wear this special edition Country Roads uniform and experience the rivalry with Pitt,” the WVU coach said. Neal Brown said. “This game is good for college football, and I know our players and coaches can’t wait to visit Heinz Field and repeat this historic game.”

West Virginia’s home season begins Saturday, Sept. 10 against Big 12 Conference foes Kansas. Season tickets are priced at $365, a $30 savings off the single game price, and can be purchased at www.WVUGame.com. Aside from Kansas, the home roster includes matchups against defending Big 12 champion Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Kansas State and non-conference opponent Towson.

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