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Pitt - Penn State game dubbed The Keystone Classic

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Pitt will host Penn State this year in the teams' first game in more than a decade. The long-time rivalry will restart with a rebranded look.

The game has been dubbed The Keystone Classic and we've got a logo and everything, y'all:

Now, I realize a lot of people are down on the logo, the name, and the fact that a sponsor has been introduced (Peoples Gas). To me, none of that really matters. I don't particularly care one way or the other and all the stuff like this surrounding the game is just more, well, fluff. And that's fine.

As to the actual look of the logo, I actually like it. Something like this is pretty easy to criticize - especially if you are in the camp that hates that there's a logo for this. But if you brush all of that aside, I'm actually a fan of the general design.

What I don't like is the color scheme. The gold (which Corey pointed out to me on Twitter) is dull by nature and unfortunately, looks gray to me if you glance at it quickly. You have to sort of study it a little to realize that it's gold instead of gray and a quick look at it makes it look almost entirely blue, white, and gray. The gold is there, but it needs to be more pronounced in my opinion to really mean anything. My first inclination was that it looked like a Penn State branded logo.

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