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Huskers to wear alternate duds for game vs. Badgers

Taylor Martinez, Mike Martin AP

Well, if Penn State can even think about tweaking its iconic uniforms, why not the equally iconic duds worn by Nebraska?

The school and adidas unveiled today, the release states, “new TECHFIT football uniforms the Cornhuskers will wear on September 29, 2012 when they host the University of Wisconsin Badgers at Memorial Stadium.”  The release went on to state that “[t]his marquee contest is adidas’ first Unrivaled Game, an annual matchup of top adidas programs.  This year’s Unrivaled Game featuring the Cornhuskers and Badgers is themed ‘The Quick and the Red.'”

As to the look, the release describes it as thus:

The Cornhuskers’ new adidas TECHFIT football uniform celebrates the school’s rich football heritage with a modern update and highlights the history of the Nebraska “N.”  The uniform is head-to-toe red and showcases a bold black “N” on the chest, player numbers above the heart and black stripes on the jersey shoulders and side of pants.  The team’s black adidas TECHFIT compression base layer features a tonal letter “N” on the sleeves to complete the look.

Nebraska’s black helmet honors the program’s Blackshirts legacy and features a red stripe and block “N.”  The Cornhuskers’ adizero Smoke gloves feature the “N” logo and the team’s reflective black adizero cleats combined with the red -plated bottom will bring a bright and exciting look to Nebraska’s footwear during their Homecoming night game.

And, to be honest, it’s hard to argue that the game of college football needs more reflective cleats as night games in and of themselves are not nearly exciting enough.

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Anyway, below are a couple of pics of the new uniforms, as well as the YouTube video sent out by the school…

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26 Responses to “Huskers to wear alternate duds for game vs. Badgers”
  1. mydixienormus says: Jul 27, 2012 5:08 PM

    Reminds me of the uniforms from the Water Boy.

  2. TxGrown says: Jul 27, 2012 6:11 PM

    How about the “N” standing for…not!

  3. kiopta1 says: Jul 27, 2012 6:15 PM

    No uni confusion now.

  4. js20011041 says: Jul 27, 2012 6:22 PM

    Mother of God.

  5. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 27, 2012 7:06 PM

    My goodness. WHY!!! Does someone actually think they look good.Looks like something from a 1940es comc book.

  6. monosylab1k says: Jul 27, 2012 7:06 PM

    holy crap those are lame. hate the “N” and the chest number especially…

  7. gobigred55 says: Jul 27, 2012 9:23 PM

    I think they are kinda bad azz. The big N on the chest is definitely unique.

  8. hahapapa says: Jul 27, 2012 10:23 PM

    Ugly

  9. blarry21 says: Jul 28, 2012 12:17 AM

    It still wont help them beat the Badgers.

  10. ndnut says: Jul 28, 2012 1:08 AM

    Why not the exact same striping and style of the real uniform in black with either white or red numbers and a red or black helmet? Then there is no confusion in the uniforms (very similar otherwise) and they would create more tradition IMO

  11. norcalirish says: Jul 28, 2012 5:11 AM

    Yikes.

  12. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 28, 2012 9:43 AM

    Maybe the idea is to blind the opponent. Can you see these things gleaming in the sun or stadium lights. If BSU had these on that blue field, wow.

  13. chumthumper says: Jul 28, 2012 9:49 AM

    Godawful!! New unis to facilitate their slide into mediocrity. And they look like they stole them from Texas Tech.

  14. handsofsweed says: Jul 28, 2012 12:56 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, your new 2012 Northern Illinois Cornhuskers uniforms.

  15. herbiecane says: Jul 28, 2012 5:25 PM

    Dreadful.
    NIU is exactly what I thought, too.

    Certain teams should never EVER have an alternate uniform: Penn State, Texas, USC, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Alabama.
    Notre Dame should never jerk with their helmets. That green jersey is kinda cool.

    At least Michigan still looked like Michigan. We look like something from “Any Given Sunday”.

    (guess then I could sit Martinez and go with Willie Beamon…)

  16. One Up the Bum says: Jul 28, 2012 10:06 PM

    Ditch the N on the chests and go back to the numbers. Change the pants to black with red stripes. Then these uniforms would look badass.

  17. m2thejallday says: Jul 29, 2012 2:14 AM

    I think they are badass! I look forward to seeing them on game day. GBR!!

  18. norcalirish says: Jul 29, 2012 4:37 AM

    herbiecane: well said.

  19. coolhorn says: Jul 29, 2012 12:24 PM

    The best thing that can be said about the corn’s new unis??? Maryland’s are still the most God-awful ugly unis, but not by too much. At least those unis are one thing that corn fans can’t blame on the University of Texas…but they probably will anyway.

  20. herbiecane says: Jul 29, 2012 1:57 PM

    Sure, why not? It’s your fault, Texas!

    Wish we were wearing for a game on the Longhorn Network so nobody would see them.

  21. poison66 says: Jul 29, 2012 3:21 PM

    Ditch the Cornhuskers nickname and switct to the “Fighting Tomatos”, it would be more fitting!!!

  22. timh1955 says: Aug 6, 2012 1:46 PM

    Schools that are REALLY good don’t need gimmicks like changing their uniforms. Not to mention these uniforms are ugly as crap!

    ROLL TIDE!

  23. ukeone says: Aug 6, 2012 2:25 PM

    I ‘totally agree’ with everyone here…I thought I was looking a comic book character when I fist glanced at it. I’m all for One ‘Up the Bum’s’ idea:

    “Ditch the N on the chests and go back to the numbers. Change the pants to black with red stripes. Then these uniforms would look badass.”

    If the Huskers keep the uni ‘as is’, I don’t know if the Wisconsin will come to ‘play us’ or ‘laugh at us.’

  24. ukeone says: Aug 6, 2012 2:26 PM

    …sorry for the misspellings…I was in a hurry !

  25. timh1955 says: Aug 6, 2012 4:10 PM

    They look like Power Ranger pajamas.

  26. ukeone says: Aug 8, 2012 2:51 AM

    Now that I have seen Wisconsin’s version…I have to vote Nebraska’s as the ‘lesser of two evils!”

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