Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Football Game 12: Baylor

The Mountaineers finished the regular season on senior with repeating a uniform for the first time this year.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

2016 Football Game 11: Iowa State

The Mountaineers hit the road for the final time in 2016 with the often used all white uniform.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

2016 Football Game 10: Oklahoma

The Mountaineers returned home for the 3rd "true blue" game ever in a matchup against Oklahoma. For the 2nd time during a true blue game the Mountaineers followed suit wearing blue from head to toe.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

2016 Football Game 9: Texas

Game 9 the Mountaineers hit the road for Austin, Texas with blue helmets with white jerseys and pants.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

2016 Football Game 8: Kansas

The Mountaineers return home with a slightly new combo. The previous two times the Mountaineers donned this combo (both against Texas) they had the throwback decals.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Flashback Friday: The Mountaineers in Combat

In the days leading up to the 2010 football season Nike selected a few schools to be apart of Nike's Pro Combat uniform series. WVU was to be one of the schools to wear these special uniforms that had the latest uniform technology. The Mountaineers were scheduled to wear said uniforms at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh against the Pitt Panthers who also had Pro Combat uniforms of their own.

As far as the design of the uniforms they had very little of the school colors of Gold and Blue but instead featured a coal design. The coal pattern adorned the helmets and various parts throughout the uniform. The uniforms were a tribute to the 29 coal miners who were killed in Upper Big Branch Mine disaster earlier in the year and had a memorial decal on the back of the helmets.

It also marked for the first time since 1979 the Mountaineers didn't have a blue helmet with a gold "Flying WV"

The Mountaineers were victorious against the Pitt Panthers that day and wore them once more in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl against NC State.

What did you think about the Pro Combat Uniforms? Let us know in the comments below.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

2016 Football Game 7: Oklahoma State

The Mountaineers take to the road with a classic combo: Blue Helmets White Jerseys and Gold pants.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Gold Rush!

Never has one uniform polarized the West Virginia fan base more than the 2007-2012 gold jersey and pants combo "aka the Gold Rush Uniform." Initially met with mixed reactions midway through the 2007; by the end of the season it would become infamous.

The idea for the "Gold Rush" began one season prior during a road trip to Louisville. The Cardinals  called for a "black-out"  and encouraged their fans to wear black. This inspired WVU Head Coach Rich Rodriguez to create the "Gold-Rush" when the Cardinals returned to Morgantown in 2007.

The uniform was a part of WVU's uniform update of 2007 which saw the Mountaineers switch to Nike's latest "destroyer" template. The update included 3 new jerseys and 3 new pants all in matching styles for different combinations throughout the year.

The Mountaineers wore the "Gold Rush" uniform twice in the 2007 against the Louisville Cardinals and the Pitt Panthers. After losing to Pitt the uniforms received a lot of the blame. Often dubbed the "banana suits" the fanbase believed the uniforms became cursed. The Mountaineers didn't don that combo until 2009.

How about your thoughts on the "Gold-Rush" Uniform? Did you love it, hate it? Let us know in the comments.

Monday, October 24, 2016

2016 Football Game 6: TCU

WVU finished its final October home game with another often used combo for the Mountaineers: blue helmets and jerseys with white pants.

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2016 Football Game 5: Texas Tech

WVU hit the road for the first time in 2016 which means we saw the white jerseys for the first time. The Mountaineers kept the gold lids for a second week and paired them with the gold pants.

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2016 Football Game 4: Kansas State

The Mountaineers began Big XII play with an entirely new uniform combo: Gold helmets and jerseys with blue pants.

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2016 Football Game 3: BYU

Game number three saw the Mountaineers in a familiar uniform blue helmets and pants with the gold jerseys.

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2016 Football Game 2: Youngstown State

The Mountaineers returned to action on the gridiron at Milan Puskar Stadium in a game against the Youngstown State Penguins. Uniform wise WVU returned to the classic blue helmets and jerseys with gold pants. Personally this is one of my favorite looks for the Mountaineers especially with this current uniform set. 

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