Monday, January 12, 2015

Harvard Crimson (1975-79)

A while back, we looked at the Harvard uniform of the early 1980s, which outside the helmet, doesn't look that different from what the Crimson wears now. Here's the immediate predecessor, with a black helmet logo instead of white and a simple jersey that looks more at home in practice. For '77 only, the white outline circling the logo was removed, and I can only guess the Crimson realized that made for a hard-to-see logo, so it was restored in '78.

From photos I've seen, a few helmets from 1975-76 are lacking logos.

The 1978 Harvard media guide, with no outline surrounding the logo.
The 1980 media guide shows the final year of this style,
with the logo outline restored.

The socks are reflective of the times, when many teams wore ones that were either all-white  (UConn, Yale, Boston College) or used minimal striping (Maine, UNH, Delaware, Boston U).

The 1977 Harvard-Yale program, with the logo outline
that wasn't used that season.

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