For the first time in program history, Kansas Athletics announced Friday evening at the ninth-annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square that fans have the opportunity to vote on the uniform combination for football’s home opener Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State.
Head coach Charlie Weis unveiled the three possible uniform combinations, tagged as “KUCrimson,” “KUBlue” and “KUWhite,” and encouraged fans to vote for their favorite look in the coming days.
Fans can submit their vote by texting “KUCrimson,” “KUBlue” or “KUWhite” to 37664. Voting closes Sept. 2, 2014, with the winning uniform revealed at the Sept. 6 game. Fans can vote as many times as they wish with the understanding that a one-time text is sent when voting, and message and data rates may apply.
“I think it will be fun to get the fans involved and let them pick the uniform combination they want to see us wear for the home opener,” senior captain and defensive back Cassius Sendish said. “They are out there watching and cheering for us, so why not let them pick what we wear?”
The “KUCrimson” look sports the classic blue jersey and white pants with a red helmet donning the 1941 Jayhawk on both sides. “KUBlue” reps the all grey uniform, which debuted last season, coupled with the standard blue helmet, while “KUWhite” features the blue jersey and white pants with the white helmet.
Whatever the selection, the most important thing to the players is representing tradition.
“It doesn’t matter what we wear,” Sendish added. “As long as we have the Jayhawk on, that is all that is important.”
Fans who participate in the vote will receive one free Club Card, a $5 value, good at the KUStore online and in-store from Aug. 27 – Oct. 14, 2014. This gives the opportunity for the customer to save up to 25-percent of all purchases for a year. Additional restrictions may apply.
In conjunction with taking part in this voting campaign, participants may be contacted via phone by a Kansas Athletics representative.