SPOKANE – The Washington State University athletics department unveiled new uniforms at The Davenport Hotel in Spokane on Monday night.
Since becoming athletic director in March 2010, athletic director Bill Moos wanted a more consistent look for Cougar athletics.
“One of my priorities when I became athletic director was to have a recognizable look across our department and athletic programs,” said Moos. “We have what I and many believe to be the best logo in college athletics, yet we have not had the consistent look on our apparel or throughout our facilities that allows instant recognition for that brand.
“From the outset of our discussions with Nike I challenged them to be innovative, unique and to align the look of Cougar athletics with the premier programs in America,” Moos continued. “After seeing the final product, I believe they delivered on all counts.”
During the unveiling, student-athletes from football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball modeled uniforms for the 2011-12 year. The uniforms incorporate new crimson and gray colors along with new lettering and numerals that are identical across each uniform.
“I believe our new look is consistent with my theme for Cougar athletics, which is, honor the past, live the present, create the future.” said Moos. “We live by that motto and I believe this brand and identity effort with Nike will make Cougars of all generations extremely proud.”