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KU Releases “Salute to Service” Jerseys

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Pretty cool stuff here!

NCAA Football: SE Missouri State at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

This coming weekend against Iowa State is the annual “Salute to Service” game. This year, Kansas will be wearing a special jersey for that event. You can check out the official university photo gallery here, and here is the official announcement from Twitter:

Per the official release:

... the jerseys feature a striped blue-and-red shoulder pattern that was worn by the Kansas football team in the 1940s.

... the helmets KU will wear against Iowa State have the 1941 Jayhawk superimposed over a sheet metal texture.

The uniform pants are a solid blue with a white KU, in the same font used on the 1941 Jayhawk, on the right hip.

277 KU students and faculty died in military service during World War II; the Campanile was built in 1950 to honor their sacrifice. Ray Evans and Otto Schnellbacher, KU’s first-ever football All-Americans, both put their sports careers on hold and joined the armed forces during that time. They wore the striped blue-and-red shoulder pattern as depicted on this jersey.