IU hasn't 'announced anything official' on helmets

Indiana unveiled a half-dozen new helmets last offseason. Could the Hoosiers add even more lids this offseason? A picture of four new helmets was shared on social media recently, and the team neither confirmed nor denied the new designs when asked about them. Here’s what an Indiana spokesperson emailed BTN.com: “We haven’t announced anything official.”

If Indiana adds these helmets in 2014, it would up its total to 10 – assuming it keeps all of last year’s designs. That’s a lot of helmets, and it would be just two short of having a different one for every week. Honestly, it’s only a matter of time before some Big Ten team does this.

As for the helmets pictured, you have to hope Indiana has learned from this black look. It’s not a school color, so it probably won’t be very popular. Same goes for pink, which, I guess, could be a special helmet for cancer awareness.

About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior 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.


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B1Gfan MI on 2/4/2014 @ 7:30pm EDT Said:

Maybe their coach will try biting the head off of a rat as the next stunt!

Dave Lark on 2/5/2014 @ 10:23am EDT Said:

Perhaps IU should be more concerned about the players they have wearing the helmet than the helmet themselves. Lipstick on a pig.