Thursday, July 7, 2011

U of H to Rock Throwback Jerseys on Homecoming

The University of Houston has decided to wear throwback jerseys this season for their homecoming matchup against Marshall on October 22nd. The uniforms are supposed to represent the Bill Yeoman era with traditional colors and logos on the helmets and the uniforms.

The University of Houston Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the University of Houston Alumni Association have partnered to announce a "Throwback Jersey" game for Homecoming when the Cougars take on Marshall on Oct. 22.

"There is a special feeling that comes with a throwback day and it ties in perfectly with Homecoming festivities," said Director of Athletic Mack Rhoades. "The history of this University and football program needs to be celebrated, and an event like this, brings back the memories and feelings of pride, that many alums look for when they return to campus."

The Cougars will be donning the jersey, pant and helmet combination worn more than 40 years ago during the beginning of the Yeoman era and ending with the 1972 season. During time began the Golden Years of UH football, in which the Cougars saw seven winning seasons in 11 years. Cougar squads went to bowl games in 1962, 1969 and `71 and finished in the national Top-25 six times.

I personally think the uniform looks really good. The Cougars should just go to this look full time. It is much better than their current home uniforms. Sometimes Nike has a tendency to go overboard, but I love the look and the simplicity of the uniform.

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