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Towson hoops unveils blue uniforms for Saturday's Autism Awareness game

Towson University's men's basketball team unveiled a fresh new baby blue jersey to be worn Saturday against James Madison in its annual Autism Awareness game.

The Under Armour uniform, which is blue in recognition of the advocacy color for autism, is complimented by a baby blue warmup as well. The school showcased the jerseys on social media, with a picture of a curtain and then the jerseys unveiled behind it.

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Coach Pat Skerry showed his team (in the video above) and revealed they'd be getting matching shoes for the occasion as well.

The Autism Awareness game has grown tremendously over the last several years, thanks in part to Skerry, whose son, Owen, was determined to be on the autism spectrum before he turned 2.

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For the past several years, Skerry has spearheaded an awareness campaign along with former Marshall coach Tom Herrion, who is now an assistant at Georgia Tech and also has a son with autism.

Towson, in conjunction with the school's Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, is hosting families and caretakers of those living with autism for free at the game tomorrow. The deadline has passed for that, but tickets to the game are still available on the school's website.

As many as 90 NCAA coaches will be wearing autism awareness pins this weekend, including Florida's Billy Donovan and Kentucky's John Calipari. The ESPN Gameday crew will also lend their support by wearing the pins.

Read more about last year's event here.

This story has been updated to reflect Tom Herrion's status at an assistant basketball coach at Georgia Tech.

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