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GSU honors first teams with special uniforms

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Georgia Southern University is honoring their beginnings and first football teams with a special uniform on Saturday.

The uniform, a throwback to the Georgia Teachers College football teams, consists of a blue and gray rugby-style jersey, gray pants and blue and gray striped socks. The design was the same one worn by the Teachers College when they began play as the first Georgia Southern football team that took the field from 1924-1941.

"We wanted a way to honor the beginnings of this University as well as our football team as we make the journey to the FBS and the Sun Belt Conference, and this special jersey will allow us to do so," said Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein in a statement.

Fans can purchase a replica jersey at the University Bookstore starting on Wednesday and are encouraged to be a part of the Georgia Teachers College and Homecoming celebrations on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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