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If you’re a big fan of league anniversaries, then 2019 is the year you’ve been waiting for. Major League Baseball has been celebrating its 150th anniversary and the NFL is marking its centennial. But the biggest celebration of all may be in college football, which is commemorating 150 years of gridiron action in ways that will have a major effect on this season’s uniforms. That’s the first order of business for the latest edition of the Uni Watch College Football Season Preview, where we run down all the uniform changes and related visual tweaks for 2019.

The most visible aspect of the 150th-anniversary celebration is the CFB150 logo, which was released earlier this year. Most FBS schools will be wearing it all season long as a jersey patch (the handful of exceptions are noted in the team-by-team rundown that follows), usually on the upper-right chest, although a few schools have it at upper-left.

In addition, the officiating crews will be wearing the CFB150 logo on their jersey sleeves:

And some schools are going the extra mile by including the logo as part of their field designs:

In addition, many schools—particularly those outfitted by Under Armour—are using the anniversary as an excuse to trot out some retro-styled uniforms. Some are true throwbacks, while others are just faux-backs (i.e., not based on any particular uniform from the team’s past), but all of them should give this season more of a nostalgic flavor.

All 130 FBS schools were contacted during the preparation of this article. Schools that are not listed in the team-by-team breakdown either did not respond, reported that they have no uniform changes for the coming season, or are not yet at liberty to discuss uni changes that are still in the works. But you can be sure that there will be lots of additional new designs that haven’t yet been revealed—blackout, whiteout, camouflage, and more—so if your favorite school isn’t listed here, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be making some uni-related news later this fall.

As usual, the schools are listed by conference. You can jump to a conference using the menu below. In addition to uniform changes, we’ve included updates to logos, equipment, field designs, and anything else related to a team’s visual program.

Okay, enough preliminaries. Ready to dive in? Deep breath—here we go.



Cincinnati, which could really use a full-scale overhaul, has instead made minor tweaks to its previous design:

In addition, the Bearcats are one of several Under Armour-outfitted teams that will be wearing a retro-styled alternate this season. In Cincy’s case, it’s solid-red:


No photos yet, but ECU equipment director Steve Hinrichs says the Pirates will have a new matte black helmet and a new black-and-gray uniform.


Memphis has a new “Tiger Scholar” jersey patch, which will be awarded to players who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average:

Meanwhile, here’s something to keep an eye on: Liberty Bowl Stadium could have a new corporate-advertised name in the future.

No word yet on what the Midshipmen will wear for this year’s Army-Navy game, but it’s safe to assume that some sort of special design is in the works.

Meanwhile, Navy has announced that the 27-yard lines at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be marked with Joe Bellino’s No. 27. Bellino, who passed away earlier this year, was the first Navy player to win the Heisman Trophy and the first to have his number retired.

Finally, although it’s not exactly a uniform or field change, it seems worth noting that Navy has decided to change this season’s motto from “Load the Clip” to “Win the Day.” The original gun-themed slogan prompted some pushback from the local newspaper, The Capital Gazette, whose newsroom was victimized by a mass shooting last year.