Penn State Gives Way To New Look
Several programs have engaged in a complete rebranding over the years, but few have a traditional name like Penn State. The Nittany Lions surprised some this week when head coach Rob Cooper announced his program will scrap hats with a traditional interlocking “PS” for a new hat, which gives ode to the old, and a highly successful era.
The new hat, pictured below, includes a thick block “S” indicating State on the front of the hat, while as many programs have done in their respective states, PSU also has an outline of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the back of the hat.
“The block “S” was used throughout our history and many of our alums really liked that hat,” Cooper said. “The hat is a nod to the past, where we went to the College World Series five times.
“The Pennsylvania outline on the back of the hat is to show we are Pennsylvania’s university and we are proud of the quality baseball talent in this state.”
With a new look and a little luck, Cooper and the Nittany Lions hope to soon turn the tide of the program. Cooper earned a stellar reputation during his stint as head coach at Wright State. And, he’s recruited at an impressive level in two seasons with the Lions. But PSU has not reached the NCAA tournament since 2000 and ended last season with an 18-30 overall record.
Better days are ahead in State College, Pa., and this new look is a welcomed addition by all, including the players and coaches, and alums.