July 12, 2011
The University of Wyoming football team revealed its full line of 2011 uniforms Tuesday, including nine different jersey and pant combinations manufactured by Nike. The newly-designed jersey in the line is a white road jersey. Three helmet options were also displayed, highlighted by a unique new brown helmet. Wyoming's helmets are manufactured by Riddell, Schutt, Rawlings and Xenith.
The debut of the 2011 uniforms was revealed online at the official website of UW Athletics, WyomingAthletics.com, where a video of the new uniforms and a photo gallery of the various jersey, pant and helmet combinations can be found. Included in the video are comments from current Cowboy Football players about their favorite uniforms.
"We've developed an outstanding relationship with Nike during our time here at Wyoming," said Cowboy head coach Dave Christensen. "Nike provides us the highest quality game and practice gear available, and they have worked with our equipment staff to develop a variety of uniform options for our team. Our goal is to build a first class program, and that means playing first class, acting first class and looking first class. Nike helps us look first class, and that also carries over to how recruits perceive our program. We couldn't be happier with the look of our new uniforms.
"We hope Cowboy fans like the new options, and we want to invite our fans to vote for our opening day uniforms."
Beginning in early August, Wyoming fans will be able to vote online at WyomingAthletics.com for the home uniform they want to see the Cowboys wear in the 2011 season opener, Sept. 3 versus Weber State.
Home uniform options feature a traditional combination of brown jersey with gold or white pants, as well as an option of brown jersey and brown pants. The brown home jerseys feature the traditional "WYOMING", in white letters, across the front of the jersey and a gold panel down the sides.
Gold jerseys may also be worn for home games. The gold jerseys can be paired with brown, white or gold pants. The gold jersey features the letters "WYO" in brown, outlined in white. There is no secondary color panel on the side of the gold jerseys.
Road uniform combinations are built around a newly-designed white jersey for 2011. The redesigned white jersey features the letters "WYO" across the front and gold panels down the side of the jersey. The "WYO" letters on the white jersey are in brown, outlined in gold. They replace the word "WYOMING", which was in brown on the previous version of the road whites. The road white jerseys can be combined with brown, gold or white pants, and when paired with the new brown helmet give a very modern, distinctive look to the Cowboy uniform.
All jerseys feature the distinctive Nike "Swoosh" on the left front shoulder.
Pant options include gold and white pants, both highlighted with a brown panel down the outside of each leg. Brown pants have the word "COWBOYS" in gold down the outside of each leg. All pants feature the Nike "Swoosh" at the top of the right leg.
The new brown helmet features a flat finish with a glossy brown "Bucking Horse" logo, trimmed in dark brown and white, and a matching, glossy single stripe down the center of the helmet. The last time Wyoming wore a brown helmet was the 1975 and `76 seasons under then head coach Fred Akers.
The Cowboys' other two helmet options include: the traditional metallic white helmet, with brown "Bucking Horse" logo trimmed in gold; and an alternative metallic white helmet option, with a metallic gold "Bucking Horse" logo trimmed in brown. The alternative white helmet also includes two matching metallic gold stripes trimmed in brown down the middle of the helmet. The alternative white helmet option was debuted in the 2010 season. All three helmets have brown face masks.