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Vanderbilt Unveils New Football Uniforms

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt unveiled its new football uniforms Wednesday night at the at Barnes and Noble Vanderbilt bookstore.

Head coach James Franklin and 16 seniors presented the 40 new jersey combinations to an overflow crowd.

The uniforms, designed by Vanderbilt football staff, mix the latest in technology and style.

The team will also wear white helmets for the first time in three decades. Last season, Vanderbilt debuted a black helmet that the team wore in addition to their gold helmet.

The variety gives the Commodores what James Franklin calls a simple, but sexy look.

Several key changes are incorporated in the 2012 design:

  • For the first time since 1994,"Vanderbilt" will be displayed on the front of Commodore jerseys. The name will be in all caps above jersey numbers.
  • A gold "anchor" emblem adorns the homeplate or front "V" neck of all jerseys. Last year, the Star V logo was stitched there.
  • "Anchor Down" text is stitched in the interior of each jersey neckline.
  • Nike's iconic "flywire" stitching is incorporated into the high impact shoulder area of each jersey.
  • The gold jersey top features black shoulder coverings, black lettering and black numbers. Last year, the gold jersey had white numbers.
  • All jerseys have an updated circular SEC patch stitched over the right breast. The Nike swoosh is over the left breast.
  • Star V logos will adorn each hip of the pants. In 2011,a lone Star V logo was located on the left front of the uniform pant.

The Commodores will debut the uniforms in their season opener on Thursday, Aug. 30 with a nationally televised game against Southeastern Conference Eastern Division rival South Carolina.

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