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Rutgers announces Throwback Uniforms to commemorate 150th anniversary of college football

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They will be worn for the homecoming game vs. Minnesota on Saturday, October 19th at SHI Stadium

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Rutgers unveiled strategy uniforms on Thursday, a throwback version that adidas produced for the program to wear during this 150th anniversary of college football. They will be worn for the homecoming game against Minnesota on Saturday, October 19th.

On the design, Rutgers released the following details in a press release:

Rutgers Athletics and adidas collaborated to create an original throwback jersey, which pay homage to that historical 1869 date and 150 years of college football. The Primeknit A1 Football uniforms emulate Rutgers Football’s tradition and heritage through retro designs, colorways and throwback graphics.

The jersey’s colorway features a rich, “Victory Red” base and brown pants, showcasing an authentic look that pays homage to the 1869 era.

Rutgers original “R” logo is sewn into the upper center of the jersey.

The uniforms will be supported by black gloves with a throwback “R” logo on the palm.

The head-to-toe look is completed with black cleats that feature 1869-inspired lace jewels.

For the first time in Rutgers’ history, long sleeves are added to the jersey.

“1869” is tonally knit into the sleeve as a surprise detail for the players.

Fabric features a ribbed-knit throughout for added durability.

A “150” patch is embroidered onto the chest to celebrate the anniversary.

The 2019 strategy uniforms will be available to purchase this fall on adidas.com and dickssportinggoods.com.

It is a very cool idea and I think the uniforms look great. Here are the rest of the images released by Rutgers and adidas, aside from the image at the top of this post:

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