Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East best uniform?
See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.
See our other countdown features:
- Debate it: Way-too-early picks to win the Big Ten in 2016?
- Debate it: Do you want to see an eight-team playoff?
- Could an undefeated Iowa team be left out of the playoff?
- Debate it: Who is the Big Ten sleeper team in basketball?
- Debate it: Will the Big Ten have an unbeaten team?
Tom Dienhart: Maryland. Wild? Garish? Loud? Offensive? So what? I love the togs that the Terps wear. Think of Maryland as the “Oregon of the East” when it comes to attire. The kids love it. And, that’s really all that matters, right? Right.
Sean Merriman: Maryland. From a traditional standpoint, the Big Ten East is stacked with some of the game’s most iconic uniforms. But this question is asking for my favorite uniform, which is why I’m taking Maryland. Sure, the helmet is a bit loud in certain uniform combinations, but check out these “black ops” Under Armour unis the Terrapins wear. These uniforms have a unique design and really pop. Also, the design on Maryland’s uniform pays homage to the state flag, which I love. How do you top that? Watch Shawne Merriman discuss Maryland’s threads.
Brent Yarina: Penn State. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: There are few things in the Big Ten more picturesque than a White Out at Beaver Stadium. A big reason for that are the shots of Penn State’s clean and iconic uniform up against the sea of white. Call the uniform plain or boring all you want, it looks great, and that’s the case whether there are names on the back or not.