Clothes Call: NU to wear new black uni Saturday

Northwestern Uniform

It will be a blackout Saturday at Ryan Field for Northwestern’s highly anticipated tussle with Nebraska. The Wildcats, who last week wore black pants on the road for the first time this season, announced Monday that they will debut a new black Under Armour jersey and sport an all-black uniform this week.

While an all-black look is nothing new for Northwestern – it wore it last season vs. Michigan – it’s something that should only add to what figures to be a great atmosphere at Ryan Field. Not only are the Wildcats 6-1, they’re hosting a national power in Nebraska, which they beat in thrilling fashion last season in Lincoln.

Throughout Saturday’s game, we’ll provide live quarterly recaps and post video highlights on our Nebraska at Northwestern page. Bookmark it now for our pregame coverage and come back during the game.

Here’s a closer look at the new jersey:

Northwestern Jersey web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his latest work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.


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briar on 10/15/2012 @ 3:38pm EDT Said:

As much as I hate these uniforms, this might a version I actually feel good about purchasing. We’ll see how they look on Saturday.

Mike Cember on 10/21/2012 @ 1:28pm EDT Said:

Northwestern’s colors are Purple and White! Our banner colors should be reflected in the uniforms. Purdue or Iowa could do all black, but why does black keep showing up in the NU color scheme? Can anyone even imagine Penn State with black uniforms? Or Michigan, or Ohio State or Nebraska?