Kingsville, Texas - For the first time in 25 years, fans and alumni of Texas A&M-Kingsville will have an opportunity to see four Javelina athletic programs feature a throwback look from the Texas A&I days for one game during the upcoming season.

The Javelina football and volleyball programs will roll out vintage style uniforms as part of the 'Throwback' theme for the university's annual Homecoming Week. The volleyball program will wear the special uniforms against Tarleton on Oct. 23, followed by the football team in the Homecoming Game sponsored by Wells Fargo against Western New Mexico on Oct. 27.

The Hogs on the hardwood will don a similar look during the weekend of Feb. 2 as both the women's and men's programs tip off against Tarleton.

The throwback week is a collaborative effort between Javelina Athletics and the Javelina Alumni Association, as the four programs will feature the Texas A&I look to celebrate the proud legacy of Javelina Heritage.

John 'Rick' Womack, who lives in Houston and serves on the Javelina Alumni Association Board of Directors, is leading the effort to raise the funds for the vintage uniforms.

"We want all of our alumni to come back for Homecoming and see how well the university is doing," said Womack. "The idea originated with another Javelina alum, Ray Rodriguez, a few years and I'm glad to see it coming to fruition.

"We have had a very good response and this will make a lot of alumni very happy to see the Javelinas wearing the old school name again."

Brad Walker, Vice President for Advancement and External Relations, credits the passion of Javelina alumni with helping to make this historic moment a reality.

"We ask our alumni to connect with their alma mater and we have surveyed our alumni each of the last three years to help keep the university connected with them," said Walker. "The throwback uniforms grew from that effort and we really appreciate the Javelina Alumni Association Board of Directors for leading this project, as well as our coaches who have been great partners in making this happen."

As Javelina Nation prepares to honor the University's proud past and tradition of excellence, fans can purchase their officially-licensed Javelina Heritage gear from the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Bookstore. Visit the bookstore online here to get your gear in time for homecoming. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of licensed gear helps support university programs.