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Univ. Of Pittsburgh To Reinstate Script Logo As Primary Mark Across All Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 15

Univ. of Pittsburgh AD Scott Barnes said that the school will "ditch the block logo and reinstate the Pitt script logo as its primary mark across all sports," according to Sam Werner of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. The goal is to "have a roll-out for new apparel this spring, and have all of Pitt&rsq...

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