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The Mountaineers Are Playing With New Uniforms

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It’s a subtle change but one for the better

NCAA Football: Youngstown State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Full disclosure, our former site manager Mark Stickel pointed this out to me so I have to give him full credit. I didn’t catch the change until he pointed it out to me. I chose to wait until after the YSU game to write this because I wanted to confirm that it was full gallery change and not a one-off.

Here are the uniforms last year.

West Virginia v Kansas
Will Grier vs Kansas, 2017
Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

And here is the same uniform combination from the season opener

Tennessee v West Virginia
Reese Donahue vs Tennessee, 2018
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Do you spot the difference? The team has removed the underarm colored patch from the uniforms. In my opinion, it gives the uniform a cleaner look. To confirm this was a full removal of the patch, here is the B/B/W combination from 2017 against Texas and against Youngstown State.

NCAA Football: Texas at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

And here is the combination from Saturday. You can see the black patch under the arms has been removed which should be a delight to many fans who thought the uniforms looked strange with the patch.

NCAA Football: Youngstown State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Personally, I’m really looking forward to when the team wears the all-white combination and the Y/W/Y combination because it should be a cleaner, crisper look.

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Do you like the new change to the uniforms

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    Yes
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    Who cares!
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