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Badgers unveil alternate uniforms for ‘Huskers game

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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:

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24 Responses to “Badgers unveil alternate uniforms for ‘Huskers game”
  1. intergalacticbronco says: Aug 6, 2012 1:59 PM

    JT, the photos didn’t load.

  2. ukeone says: Aug 6, 2012 2:29 PM

    Please load the pics of the Badger unis…

  3. overratedgators says: Aug 6, 2012 2:33 PM

    Below are some pics of fan reactions to the alternate unis:

  4. overratedgators says: Aug 6, 2012 2:34 PM

    OK, pics finally loaded.

    Verdict: I kinda liked the Husker ones. This one … ummm … yeah. Not so much.

  5. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Aug 6, 2012 3:06 PM

    player numbers above the heart


    Methinks Adidas needs to take an anatomy course. Just because it’s easier to feel your heart beat on the left side of your chest cavity does not mean it is located thusly.

  6. monosylab1k says: Aug 6, 2012 3:32 PM

    the “W” is just so…anticlimactic, i guess. like a schoolboy just took a magic marker to a jersey. i’m only 26 and i already feel like an old man on this. no one seems to think “clean and simple” classic unis are good enough for every game anymore.

  7. gopokes0714 says: Aug 6, 2012 3:45 PM

    The front of the jersey looks like they are an element on the periodic table. lol

  8. dmvtransplant says: Aug 6, 2012 3:50 PM

    I’ll say it UGLY

  9. brewcrewfan54 says: Aug 6, 2012 3:55 PM

    Kinda cool looking. Wouldn’t like a permanent switch to these though. Im sure it will sell some merchandise for them which is the goal of doing it.

  10. Scott Hevel says: Aug 6, 2012 3:58 PM

    I’m pretty sure this game will make my eyes bleed

  11. ambrosiniwine says: Aug 6, 2012 4:12 PM

    Everyone knows tungsten has an atomic number of 74, not 86. Duh!

  12. huskersrock1 says: Aug 6, 2012 4:23 PM

    God they may be worse than ours, and that is saying something. Oh well, It is nice to know that my Huskers won’t be the most ridiculously dressed team on the field that night.

  13. bernie19kosar says: Aug 6, 2012 5:35 PM

    They look like scrabble pieces

  14. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Aug 6, 2012 5:51 PM

    Say what you want, but they are a lot better looking than the ugly “throw-back” uniforms tOSU keeps coming up with.

  15. Tim's Neighbor says: Aug 6, 2012 6:28 PM

    The gaudier the better.

  16. ndnut says: Aug 6, 2012 7:07 PM

    Nebraska is worse. Just do you know, I pull for Nebraska in Big Ten football (family went/goes there).

    P.S. Maybe Eastern Washington will take them after they are done with them. 😉

  17. honkerdawg says: Aug 6, 2012 7:27 PM

    Both uniforms are HORRIBLE! Why would any of the players wear them; oh yeah they have no sayso in anything football related especially if it’s designed to make money for the school

  18. magoopaintrock says: Aug 6, 2012 7:36 PM

    No creativity whatsoever. BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  19. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Aug 6, 2012 8:24 PM

    This is a disgrace.

  20. 27xwschamps says: Aug 6, 2012 8:48 PM

    LOL !!!! Ghetto

  21. deucez2 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:03 PM

    Adidas should stick to soccer and golf. I didn’t think it was possible to out-ugly the Nebraska uniform. But Adidas, you did. Congrats.

  22. trick321 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:53 PM

    what the HELL is happening to college football?!!??!!?!?

  23. gfj7000 says: Aug 7, 2012 1:53 AM

    Like most of the other comments here, I think these uniforms must be the most atrocious and ugliest on any team since the 50s & 60s. The numbering and lettering is ‘low-class’ from the 60s, and the football players with the BIG W on their chest will make them look like a ‘Pillsbury Doughboy’ from the 70s! Try again Addidas, and maybe make some improvements to match your track shoes that have dominated cross-country, track & soccer for 40+ years.

  24. kingdavid56 says: Aug 7, 2012 9:05 AM

    I am
    Not a fan of either school but I like this it looks pimp.

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