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NIU will wear some corny uniforms for season opener

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Alternate uniforms in college football may have jumped the shark a long time ago, but they continue to be added to the wardrobe of college football players every year. Today it was Northern Illinois getting in on the fun and boy are they corny. Perhaps as corny as that play on words.

Northern Illinois will wear their standard home jerseys when they open the season against Presbyterian, but the shoulders will have a corn design across the top of the jersey. The design is to honor the agricultural roots of Dekalb, Illinois and the uniforms will be auctioned off to raise money for three different charities. So there’s that.

Here is how they look.

Image provided by NIU Athletics

Image provided by NIU Athletics

The Corn Fest jerseys are also scheduled to be worn while the free music festival in Dekalb is ongoing. This is a way for the school to build on its relationship with the community, which makes this a pretty cool idea. For a one-time jersey, this is far from the most offensive jersey foul. Now, if the helmets had a corn design too that would be another story. As far as we know for now, NIU will wear the regular helmets for the season opener.

Northern Illinois will open the season at home on August 28 against Presbyterian.

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4 Responses to “NIU will wear some corny uniforms for season opener”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 7, 2014 6:40 PM

    Is the “OPPONENT” reference a shot at Presbyterian Blue Hose (WTF is Presbyterian Blue hose) or was that a marker until you looked it up and forgot?

  2. shelbysensation says: Aug 7, 2014 7:24 PM

    OPPONENT has a tough squad this year. Should be a good game.

  3. Kevin McGuire says: Aug 7, 2014 7:50 PM

    Yep, I had to look it up and missed that edit. I DID get the one at the bottom though.

  4. Kevin McGuire says: Aug 7, 2014 7:50 PM

    OPPONENT is tough against the spread.

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