Pitt digs into its past for revamped script logo, uniforms

Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

What's old certainly is new again at Pitt.

The athletic department unveiled its revamped Pitt script logo on Wednesday night with a massive celebration that featured strobe lights, a DJ and a runway for players to model in their new uniforms.

Excitement for a return to the favored logo could not be higher, and Pitt sought to take advantage. Coach Pat Narduzzi went on a social media blitz before the logo and uniforms were unveiled, featuring one former player after another wearing the design.

Dan Marino? Check. Aaron Donald? Check. Larry Fitzgerald? Check.

Only Marino wore the famous Pitt script as a player. That logo was used from 1973-96, before the athletic department went with "Pittsburgh" and a picture of a Panthers' head as the logo. In 2005, that logo was replaced by the block PITT, which has been used until today.

Safety Jordan Whitehead, quarterback Nathan Peterman and offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty modeled the uniforms, which featured navy and gold combinations and a new matte navy helmet. A throwback uniform is also in the works.

“I wanted to do something that the kids would like, something new that’s attractive,” Narduzzi said. “I think it’s very attractive to recruits. You’ve got to have a little swag to you. I think our kids got some swag, and we’ll continue to add to the swag.”