The University of Montana football team unveiled its uniforms for the 2015 season, including a throwback set that old school Griz fans are sure to love.
UM’s jerseys this fall are a variety of colors including modern maroon and silver, dark gray, bright white and the school’s traditional school colors of copper and gold.
Fall 2015 will mark 20 years since the University retired the traditional copper, gold and silver for its current spirit colors.
The change happened in 1995 after the Grizzlies beat Marshall University to win their first-ever NCAA Division I-AA national football championship. Team uniforms and school merchandise became maroon and silver in 1996, and the University has continued to use the spirit colors since then.
The Griz will celebrate the ’95 title team on Sep. 26 at the annual homecoming game against Northern Arizona by wearing the same colors UM had on the night they hoisted the championship trophy 20 years ago.
The commemorative uniform features a copper top with white pants, black gloves and white helmets with the traditional Griz script logo.
Eric Sprunk, a graduate of the University of Montana, is the current chief operating officer at NIKE and does what he can to make sure the Griz are the best-dressed FCS football team in the nation.
“We have developed a relationship with NIKE that I would say is the envy of all FCS schools,” said UM athletic director Kent Haslam. “They’re very good at branding and they’re very good at helping us build our own brand.”
Montana kicks off its 2015 season against four-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State on August 29 in Missoula. The Griz will wear their traditional uniform with maroon tops, silver pants and helmets for the big game against the Bison.
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