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Panthers unveil new uniforms

August 4, 1997

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Goodbye, brownish-yellow, hello Vegas gold.

The University of Pittsburgh _ it no longer wants to be known as Pitt _ showed off new football uniforms Monday that will be the first to incorporate the athletic department’s newly standardized colors.

When former coach Johnny Majors returned in 1992, he adopted a color scheme somewhat different than the university’s other sports teams, one that featured a brownish shade of gold and not-quite dark blue.

The new colors, chosen after athletic director Steve Pederson ordered all teams to wear the same shades, are a near-black dark blue and a burnt gold called Vegas gold.

The uniforms feature Pittsburgh across the front and the school’s new snarling Panthers logo, which also incorporates the new colors.

Pederson also said the Panthers have signed contracts for shoes with adidas and with Champion for uniforms.

The Panthers will wear the new uniforms for the first time in the Aug. 30 opener against Southwestern Louisiana.

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