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Penn State announced Tuesday afternoon that it will change its uniforms for the 2012 football season.
The Nittany Lions will wear a blue ribbon on the front of their jerseys and will also have the players names on the back of the jerseys.
The blue ribbons will be on there to stand in support of all victims of child abuse while the names on the back are there to recognize the players that stayed through the sanctions and to "hold each other accountable to uphold the traditions of Penn State football."
"I'm proud that our players want to be part of the University's efforts to help victims of child abuse," coach Bill O'Brien said in the release announcement. "We hope our fans join us in wearing blue ribbons to all Penn State home games. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children everywhere."
O'Brien also discussed the names on the back.
"We want our fans to know and recognize these young men," O'Brien sai...
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Penn State football players will have a blue ribbon on the back of their helmets to show support for child abuse victims.
Athletic director Dave Joyner made the announcement on a Penn State football radio show Thursday night. The team had announced earlier this month the addition of the ribbon, but it was not clear exactly where on the uniform it would be placed.
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Earlier today it was announced that the 2012 Penn State uniforms would be breaking with tradition and feature player names on the back of the jerseys. They'll also feature a blue ribbon on the front to recognize the victims of child abuse.
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