Late last month, Nebraska unveiled the alternate uniforms the Cornhuskers will wear for its game vs. Wisconsin this season.
Monday, it was the Badgers’ turn to
take the walk of shame do the same.
Like its Sept. 29 opponents, UW will wear the new adidas TECHFIT football uniforms for what’s being dubbed the first annual “Unrivaled Game.” The theme for the game? “The Quick and the Red.”
The release describes the UW uniforms thusly:
The Badgers’ new adidas TECHFIT football uniform highlights the history of the Wisconsin “W” and celebrates the school’s rich football heritage. The white uniform features red shoulders and showcases a bold red “W” on the chest and player numbers above the heart.
Wisconsin’s red helmet featuring a black face mask and white “W” and the team’s adizero Smoke gloves showcasing the “W” logo pay homage to Badger pride. The reflective black uppers of the team’s adizero cleats combined with the red electro-plated bottom, will bring a bright and exciting look to Wisconsin’s footwear during their Unrivaled game.
The use of the “block W” harkens back to the days of Wisconsin’s 1962 Big Ten championship team, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this fall. That team wore the “block W” on their helmets and went on to play USC in the 1963 Rose Bowl, one of the most famous bowl games of all time.
Head coach Bret Bielema said in a statement that the team is excited about its special-occasion duds.
“Our whole team is very excited and really looking forward to wearing these new and unique uniforms on Sept. 29 at Nebraska,” said Bielema. “adidas has been very innovative and ahead of the curve with these uniforms, while also incorporating the ‘block W’ that recognizes our great football tradition at Wisconsin.”
Below are some photos of the new uniforms: