HBCU Uniform Update: Grambling brings back the red (and all the other colors) for Adidas debut

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Grambling went back to the Eddie Robinson days for inspiration on its new adidas uniforms.

A few days after the MEAC champs rolled out their new grey jersey, the SWAC champs decided that going one better just wasn’t going to do.

Grambling revealed its new adidas football uniforms and showed that they’ve got the potential for lots of new combinations. Some of them are fire and some of them may be a bit much for those with conservative tastes.

The black, white and gold unis with matching tops and bottoms are really solid. The red could be a bit much together. But the mixing and matching with the red and gold reminds you more of the golden arches than the golden “G.”

Obviously with the switch to adidas following Russell’s mass exodus from the uniform game, Grambling wanted to come out big and make a statement. They went back-to-the future by prominently featuring the red accent color of the Eddie Robinson days. GSU coach Broderick Fobbs explained the significance to his players.

“You can’t stand for the red if you don’t know what it stands for,” GSU coach Broderick Fobbs told the players. “The red stands for the blood, and it stands for the tongue of the Tiger. All of us have the same blood.”

Some will love it, some will wish they had left the past in the past, but the red looks like its here to stay.

VSU shows off Under Armour unis

GSU wasn’t the only school whose uniforms we got a first peak of on Wednesday. Virginia State coach Reggie Barlow posted photos of his team’s home and away uniforms by Under Armour.

Threads….. Trojans 🏈🏈🏈

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Jackson State hasn’t shown off its new jerseys but it did reveal its new helmet. The helmet includes “Thee I Love” at the neckline.



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