Harvard honors the past with an exciting new look (Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first uniform shift since the mid-1960s, Harvard football will play the 2015 season with six unique uniform combinations. The kit pays homage to the tradition and history of the Harvard program while also inserting an invigorating combination of alternate looks into the team's repertoire.
Outfitted by Nike, the definitive Harvard look featuring crimson home and white road jerseys with gold pants will remain as a staple throughout the season, but they will now be complimented by modern alternate designs featuring a black top and crimson pants, among other combinations. The helmets will now feature "10,000 Men of Harvard" written on the back in English and in Latin on the front in honor of the university's fight song.
Harvard has sported gold pants since the 1960s, when they were implemented in favor of the previously-donned white pants of the 1950s. Similarly, the Harvard teams of the late-1950s and early-1960s saw some variety in the color of the helmet, changing between crimson and white before settling on crimson in 1964.
Picked first in the Ivy League preseason poll, Harvard opens its 2015 season at Rhode Island on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. before returning to Cambridge for its home opener versus Brown on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. The Crimson holds the nation's longest-active win streak at 14 games, and will look to capture its third straight Ivy League title.