The Syracuse Orange football program has announced its uniform combination for its season opener this Friday night. Against the one-time rival Colgate Raiders, here’s how SU will suit up:
Check out what the squad will be wearing on Friday in its season opener. #GATEvsCUSE #OrangeIsTheNewFast pic.twitter.com/Rq4FLovzac— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) August 31, 2016
Interestingly, Syracuse has never worn this combination since rolling out the new duds in 2014 and the orange jerseys in 2015. Previously, orange have only been worn with both orange helmets and orange pants. They’re 2-1 in the orange jerseys to this point (with wins against Boston College and Wake Forest). Of the four options (orange, blue, white, PLATINUM), these are the only jerseys with a winning record.
The orange jerseys are a nice touch for Friday, since it is “College Colors Day” and all. One might have expected the all-orange look to commemorate the occasion. But still, orange jerseys are a start. And the new combination here will be an interesting one. Unfortunately SU has still yet to begin selling the orange jerseys to the public. But perhaps this season? (PLEASE?)
We look forward to seeing actual football this Friday, and an actual Syracuse Orange football team wearing orange. Kickoff is around 7 p.m. ET at the Carrier Dome, and also available on ACC Network Extra.