I swear Onward State can screw up even the simplest stories.
"After the baseball team was mocked by opposing teams and the pink faded to black in just two years, the school switched to royal blue and white, a pair of colors that has become synonymous with Penn State."
Note to Onward State: "Fade to black" is a video editing term, it doesn't happen to real physical things
We wound up with blue and white because the pink faded to white and the black faded to blue.
Doesn't mention the black fading, but could certainly have been part of the reason for the change.