Thursday August 28th, 2014

Navy announced Thursday that it will wear a new alternate uniform for its season opener Saturday against Ohio State.

The uniform, inspired by the Naval academy's Summer Whites military uniform, is all-white, complete with black shoulder patches and gold belts. The helmet is white and black, with the school's anchor logo on either side.

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In addition, uniforms will differ from player to player based on rank. From the school's release:

Freshmen will be wearing uniforms that only have the anchor on the shoulder and pant leg, but no stripes, while sophomores will have one diagonal stripe. Juniors will have two diagonal stripes and seniors will have one parallel stripe. Navy captains Noah Copeland and Parrish Gaines will wear a star and three parallel stripes, the rank of a midshipmen lieutenant.

The uniforms are designed by Under Armour, which became Navy's outfitter this summer.

The Midshipmen play the Buckeyes at noon Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Ben Estes

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