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Eagles Get “Traditions” Uniforms

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Georgia Southern will wear special uniforms for this Saturday's homecoming game with Idaho. // Photos:

STATESBORO, Ga. – One of Georgia Southern Football's most famous traditions, its uniforms, will take on a contemporary look when the Eagles wear an alternate "Traditions" adidas uniform for Homecoming this Saturday, October 11th. The "Traditions" uniform, revealed to the Eagles earlier today, features a lead-colored jersey textured across the shoulders and chest, with white numerals outlined in dark blue, paired with gray pants and gray socks. Underneath the jersey, each player will wear an adidas aftershock tee with the word "Eagles" on the left sleeve and the motivational phrase "GATA" on the right.

"For this year's Homecoming, we designed an alternate uniform that honors Georgia Southern University's traditions with a focus on the future," said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein. "In creating a new alternate uniform every year, we're building a new tradition."

A choice of five different styles of cleats, including two custom designs for the Eagles, sport a variety of color combinations from black and white to dark blue and silver and dark blue and white, to complement the ensemble. To top off the steely uniform look, Georgia Southern will wear a two-toned helmet with a primary matte dark blue coloring that transitions to metallic silver with a new matte silver facemask.

Paying tribute to Georgia Southern University, a dark blue and silver metallic University logo will appear on the right side of each helmet with metallic silver numerals to match each player's jersey on the left. A solid metallic silver stripe adorns the helmet from front to back with a metallic dark blue nose bumper with "GATA" in silver metallic lettering. "One More Time" appears in metallic silver lettering on the navy metallic back bumper decal. New adidas gloves for the Homecoming game will spell out "Our House."

A limited edition adidas replica jersey, part of the "Traditions" uniform the Eagles will wear is on sale on the University Store's website now and will be available at the on-campus store Tuesday, October 7th. The lead-colored adidas replica jersey features a white numeral "1" and outlined in dark blue in the same fashion as the Eagles' "Traditions" jerseys. The adidas replica jersey is available in standard men's sizes from small to 2XL and is available for $59.99.

In addition to the adidas replica jersey, the University Store also has as part of the "Traditions" line a lead-colored adidas ClimaLITE quarter-zip pullover and dual-logo silver gray "Traditions" flex fit cap which features the Georgia Southern Athletics logo on the front and Georgia Southern University's academic logo on the back.

The University Store is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Gameday hours for the Georgia Avenue location are 11 a.m-5 p.m. The stores at Paulson Stadium will open when the gates open.

Tickets for Saturday's Homecoming game vs. Idaho are available online at, by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS or stopping by the Athletics Ticket Office at 203 Lanier Drive during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Gameday ticket sales begin at 3 p.m. on site.

Georgia Southern Athletics provides up-to-date information on all its sports through its official website,, through social media channels,, iOS app Georgia Southern Eagles and Android app Eagles GATA. Fans can follow Coach Willie Fritz on his official twitter account, @CoachWEFritz.