THE NAMES of Penn State football players will be on the back of their uniform this season.
The university announced its decision Tuesday, ending Penn State's longstanding tradition of no names on uniforms. It is not known if the names will remain after this season.
The uniforms also will have a blue ribbon to support victims of child abuse in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien said he talked with the players about having names on the jerseys. O'Brien said the players indicated the names would help hold them accountable to uphold PSU traditions "both of and off the field."