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Hockey fans love their sweaters (you may call them jerseys or uniforms; I consider the words interchangeable in hockey but know that’s not a universal feeling). Just take a look around the seating bowl at a Frozen Four and you’ll get the idea.

So for fans of a new team, getting a glimpse of the team’s sweater has to make things feel a little more real.

Penn State fans got that experience Tuesday, when the men’s and women’s sweaters were unveiled. Here are some pictures courtesy Penn State Athletic Communications and photographer Mark Selders:

The Division I debuts for the Nittany Lions teams are just weeks away; the women open Oct. 6 at Vermont while the men host American International on Oct. 12.

What do you think about their sweaters? Which team in college hockey is due — or overdue — for a new design? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.