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No Names on PSU Football Jerseys

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; July 16, 2015 – The Penn State football program announced that it will remove the names from the backs of its jerseys beginning this season. Additionally, the program announced it would unveil and distribute its 2015 poster at various locations in State College on Thursday, July 16 from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

The decision to remove the names from the jerseys was made to pay homage to the history of Penn State football and return to the tradition that represented Penn State for 125 years. The names were added to the back of the jerseys during the 2012 season by then-head coach Bill O’Brien in recognition of the players’ resolve and dedication to the team and the University.

Head coach James Franklin and several Penn State football letter-winners met with members of the current Nittany Lion football team on Thursday morning to inform them of the return to the iconic no name jerseys.

The 2015 poster includes the mantra “Black Shoes. Basic Blues. No Names. All Game.” to reflect the history and tradition of Penn State football and its classic uniforms. The slogan also adorned the cover of the 2008 Penn State Football Yearbook, a year in which Penn State won the Big Ten Championship.

Members of the Penn State football team will be distributing the 2015 poster on Thursday beginning at 6:45 p.m. at three locations in Happy Valley. Fans can get their posters from Nittany Lion football players in downtown State College (College Avenue and Beaver Avenue), Colonnade at State College Plaza (Colonnade Way) and the HUB.

The Nittany Lions open the 2015 campaign on the road against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 5 at 3:30 p.m.

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