Pittsburgh Maulers ditch the purple and orange

Black and Gold Maulers
Black and gold Maulers Photo credit USFL/Pittsburgh Maulers

Moving into season two of the revamped United States Football League, the orange and purple Maulers are making a change to fit in more with the other teams in Pittsburgh.

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On Tuesday morning, the Maulers are abandoning their current color scheme in favor of black and gold.

In a video, the Maulers posted several fans asking why the team wasn’t in black and gold.

The organization listened and the reception on social media was mostly positive.

The Maulers recently hired former Steelers defensive coach Ray Horton as their new head coach after Kirby Wilson resigned in January.

"We are thrilled Ray Horton is joining the USFL family as the new Pittsburgh Maulers head coach," said Daryl Johnston, Executive Vice President of Football Operations. "He helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls as an assistant coach, so Pittsburgh football fans know him. He also won a Super Bowl as a player and my teammate on the 1992 Dallas Cowboys. Ray is a great leader and an even better person, and I’m excited to be teammates with him once again."

The Maulers finished the 2022 season 1-9 and will be looking to turn it around this upcoming season. Games begin in mid-April.

The Maulers played their games in Birmingham, Alabama last season and are expected to play their home games away from Pittsburgh once again this year, but a location has yet to be announced.

Featured Image Photo Credit: USFL/Pittsburgh Maulers