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Big Green Members Leave No Doubt

Jan. 3, 2011

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University Big Green Members overwhelmingly support Marshall Athletics' decision to utilize the lighter kelly green color on its team's uniforms and apparel according to a recent survey.

All Big Green members were emailed a confidential survey question asking "Which shade of green would you prefer to see Marshall Athletics teams wear?" and were then given the two choices of kelly or hunter. A total of 918 Big Green members responded to the survey and 807 or 88% selected kelly, while only 111 or 12% chose the darker hunter.

"The results of this survey reinforce our decision to move forward with the transition to kelly green in our athletics uniforms and in the new apparel that Nike will be offering this summer," Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick said. "I appreciate our fan base and our Big Green members for letting their opinion be heard. Since I arrived last summer, this has been one of my top priorities, because our fans have made it a priority. I look forward to seeing our fans and our athletic teams wearing the same color of green in the near future."