Marshall University has added a color option for fans who want to wear the same color their teams wear on game days. This year, a new line of Marshall gear in the historic Kelly green has been added, said Mallory Jarrell, coordinator of marketing and branding in University Communications.
But contrary to what you may have read in the media, the official school color has not changed, said Matt Turner, Marshall chief of staff.
"Fan comments to Athletics and a survey of Big Green membership indicated that fans wanted to wear colors that matched their football and basketball teams," Turner said. "So MU has allowed clothing and apparel manufacturers to offer MU items in Kelly green to coincide with the teams' uniform colors.
The MU logo (even that embroidered on the new
Kelly green apparel) and official school color remain Pantone 357. Any official
color change would requires Board of Governors approval, Turner said.
Marshall University employees and students are encouraged to participate in Green Fridays to show their pride on campus throughout the football season.
In addition, employees of local businesses may take part in a contest in which they wear their Marshall gear and have the opportunity to win prizes from the university. Any businesses wanting to participate must register with Jarrell to be eligible to win. Businesses may register at www.marshall.edu/greenfridays.
Businesses need to submit their location and the number of participating employees. A winner will be chosen every Friday before a home football game throughout football season. Because Marshall’s final game of the regular season with East Carolina is on Saturday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving weekend), that winner will be chosen Friday, Nov. 18.
For more information, contact Jarrell at 304-696-3490 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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