DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU football team will don new uniforms in 2008, it was announced today. SMU will return to white helmets and white pants and will have three jerseys to choose from: red, white and SMU blue.
The helmet will feature a red Mustang logo, trimmed in blue, blue and red stripes and a red facemask. SMU wore white helmets during the famed "Pony Express" era and continued using the helmets until the 2003 season when the Mustangs switched to a navy helmet.
The jerseys, which will come in red, white and SMU blue, will feature a Mustang logo at the base of the collar, shoulder stripes and "SMU" stitched above the white numerals. SMU will wear white pants with red and blue stripes for both home and away games.
SMU will officially "unveil" the uniforms at the annual Football Kickoff Luncheon on August 20th at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
"The fans have spoken and we have listened. Since I arrived at SMU, I have stated that I wanted to return the Mustang football program to national prominence," said SMU Director of Athletics Steve Orsini. "When people think of SMU, they think of white helmets with a red Mustang logo. When you have a rich tradition like we do here at SMU, it only makes sense to draw from that."