2009 Wyoming team captains, from left, junior running back Darius Terry, senior defensive tackle John Fletcher, senior center Russ Arnold and senior outside linebacker Weston Johnson.
The Wyoming Cowboy football team will be wearing Nike uniforms for the first time in school history when the 2009 season kicks off. The Nike brand is the most recognizable equipment brand in sports.
“We are excited to be with the No. 1 apparel company in sports,” said UW head football coach Dave Christensen. “The design and quality of the uniforms is the best available, and from a recruiting standpoint it gives us one more advantage in being able to tell the young men we are recruiting that we are wearing the very best.”
The Cowboys will have four different color combinations that they will wear during the season -- two color combinations for home games and two for road games. At home, the regular combination the Pokes will wear will be a brown jersey with gold pants. For special home games, the Cowboys will also have the option of wearing a brown jersey with white pants. On the road, when UW plays on artificial turf, it will wear white jerseys and white pants. When playing on natural grass on the road, the combination will be white jerseys and gold pants.
“Young people today grow up very conscious of the sports apparel they wear and the sports equipment they use,” said UW Athletics Director Tom Burman. “Nike is not only a company that has an outstanding reputation for the highest quality equipment, but it is the brand that recruits desire. We are happy that we were able to partner with Nike to get this new deal worked out for Cowboy football.”
Wyoming football will also wear Nike shoes and use Nike footballs beginning in the 2009 season.