(CBS Seattle) — The University of Washington debuted three new uniform designs for the 2014 season Friday. The designs are just one of the many changes accompanying the start of the Petersen-era.
A product of the UW’s partnership with Nike, the new designs pay homage to the team’s ethos that “no dog runs alone.” The history of the stadium and the team’s location in the Pacific Northwest are also key themes.
The purple home jerseys now have bold, black accents and feature black mesh shoulder panels (to mimic the jaws of the new Husky Stadium). The all-black alternate jersey will have gold accents throughout and “DAWGS” lettering on the pant.
The away uniform has an “arctic blast” theme — with a white jersey and pant as well as a textured white helmet with an anodized purple facemask. The school’s iconic “W” played a big role in the design process, and will be prominently featured on all three helmets.
“Our players can’t wait to take the field in these new uniforms,” Head Coach Chris Petersen said in a release. “The design tells the story of our program and provides modern innovations in materials and design while embracing the rich tradition that has made Husky football so special.”
The Huskies open up the 2014 season in Honolulu against the University of Hawaii.
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