With all the hubbub around the new uniforms this topic has come up yet again, and I'm getting sick of the misinformation out there regarding our school colors.
There is no "war on blue." At least not in the way that people here are interpreting it. It's true that the main Syracuse University website has seen its blue disappear, but the athletics department is not affected by this whatsoever.
And if you won't take my word for it, here's a DO article for you.
The SU Athletic Department will not be affected, said Sue Edson, assistant director of athletics for communications.
One glance at the SU fields and athletic merchandise conclude that blue is here to stay.
However, this is not a push for elimination of blue, said Vice Chancellor Eric Spina. Syracuse will still see the same orange and blue tandem.
"Orange is clearly the emphasis, but blue will continue to be seen as the primary accent," Spina said.
So basically, very little has changed. Orange is still our only official color, blue will still be used as the primary accent, and the athletics department gets to do whatever they want because they're the athletics department.
As for the grey on the basketball jerseys, I'm pretty sure it's there because Nike really likes that color combination. Take a look through their website and you'll see a lot of orange and grey together. Should they be imposing their corporate identity on a school's uniforms? Probably not, but it's not there because Nancy Cantor or Daryl Gross or anyone else decided they hate blue.
The war on blue is a myth, but would it be so bad if it were true? You guys are always harping on people to wear orange to the games anyway. Why not get rid of the blue merch?