Believe it or not, BTN is about to cover its seventh Big Ten football season. That’s a good chunk of time. It’s an eternity nowadays, as far as uniforms are concerned. Home to some of college football’s most iconic looks (Michigan and Penn State, to name a couple), the Big Ten has experienced its share of aesthetic changes since 2007.
This is hardly hard-hitting material, I know. But it’s the middle of July, football is a month-plus away, and football posts are better than no football posts. Right?
I hope that’s a “right.”
No school has changed more than Northwestern. Heck, the Wildcats went from adidas to Under Armour last year, and the change was a good one on all fronts. Especially football. Others will disagree, but the Wildcats are styling with the Northwestern Stripe.
Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota and Purdue also have undergone noticeable facelifts.
Even Michigan and Penn State are guilty. The Nittany Lions added nameplates for the first time before last season and have also flipped the color on their collars to make both jerseys monochromatic. This, year, they will put the Nittany Lion logo on the bottom of the collar.
Anyway, at the very least, I hope the uniform lovers out there enjoyed the quick trip down (recent) memory lane.
|About Brent Yarina||BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. 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 work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.|