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Penn State Football Uniform Change: Team Votes To Add Blue Ribbon, Names On Back

The Penn State Nittany Lions football program is slowly going through an image change, and Tuesday the university's athletic department announced one of its first steps in the process. During the 2012-13 season, the uniform worn by its players will feature a blue ribbon, which will be a symbol respect to the victims of sexual, and last names imprinted on the back.

"We want our fans to know and recognize these young men," head coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday. "They have stuck together during tough times, and I commend them for the leadership they have shown. Moving forward, I'm deeply committed to honoring Penn State's traditions, while building a bright future for our football program."

Over at the SB Nation blog Black Shoes Diaries, Nittany Lion fans are reacting to the uniform change. What's your opinion?

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