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Virginia Tech continued their more low-key uniform reveals this week as the Hokies are going with a normal road look for this week's game at Pittsburgh.
The Hokies will be wearing their white jerseys and maroon pants with maroon helmets in what is a very traditional road look for Tech. This is not the first time this season that Tech has gone with a classic road look though it is the first time they've done a video jersey reveal without a player being featured in it (though Hendon Hooker's jersey is shown in this).
Of course, there was some speculation that another piece would be added to the uniforms, a face covering. However, a new Pennsylvania regulation that does require players to be wearing face coverings on the sidelines does not appear to require them to be in use on the field of play.
Pitt says its players will be "outfitted with face coverings throughout the game," but "they will not be required to have the coverings pulled up while in the midst of play to prevent the impairment of breathing." #Hokies— Norm Wood (@normwood) November 20, 2020
This provides clarity to the announcement earlier today from Pitt that said players WOULD have to wear face coverings during tomorrow's game.— Norm Wood (@normwood) November 20, 2020
They won't. https://t.co/WjSfl1i6Sj
Given that, it's safe to expect that both Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh will have branded face masks for all their players to wear on the sidelines. It will be the first time that we've seen players wearing face masks on the sidelines during the games as that had been limited to just coaches during games across the ACC to date but this rule in Pennsylvania changes that for games at Pittsburgh.