Maryland Football Uniforms Are Vibrant On Purpose

When the University of Maryland debuted the new uniforms earlier this month, a lot of people didn't like them. The school's athletic director says he intended for you to notice. Many schools create new uniforms in search of a hip image, grabbing the attention of prospective football recruits.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host: Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with an update on college football uniforms.

Recently, we told you of Maryland's vivid new uniforms. So colorful they almost look like the picture on the TV screen is breaking up. Now, Maryland's athletic director says he intended for you to notice. Many schools create new uniforms in search of a hip image, grabbing the attention of prospective football recruits. Hopefully, recruits will look at the TV screen and say I want to wear that. It's MORNING EDITION.

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