Although the West Virginia University Athletics Department is notoriously slow to deliver on fresh ideas for the football and basketball program, a simple, relatively-cheap idea was recently brought up by junior forward Emmitt Matthews, Jr.
Matthews, Jr. sent out a Tweet last night to West Virginia’s basketball Twitter account and West Virginia Athletic Director Shane Lyons, asking for throwback jerseys for the team for the upcoming season.
West Virginia University, like many schools across the nation, have had to furlough several positions at the university and this may not be the appropriate time to spend a lot of extra money on unnecessary unessentials, but this not something that would cost a lot to make happen and it would almost certainly lead to major merchandise sales.
It’s all about innovation and being different. West Virginia should embrace really old school designs, like West Virginia wore during Jerry West’s time with the school (1956-1960). Check out the picture below. Super tight-fit jerseys, insanely short shorts, long, striped socks and even the weird belt around the waist of the shorts. Bring back this jersey and recruits and the entire nation will take notice.