Photo: Minnesota unveils new gold alternate helmet

Minnesota unveiled a new alternate helmet during BTN Live’s visit Saturday. The gold lid, with a maroon “M,” facemask and stripe down the middle, was on our set for Saturday night’s show. The helmet also features the school’s “Ski-U-Mah” cheer on the front and back of the stripe. See the helmet in this post.

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This is a nice compliment to Minnesota’s primary matte maroon helmet, debuted prior to the 2012 season. According to @GopherFootball, the Gophers will wear the helmet for a few games this year.

A team spokesman at Big Ten media days said the Gophers do not expect to wear the white alternate lid it wore in last year’s bowl game.

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Brent on 8/16/2014 @ 7:53pm EDT Said:

Yellow and black? Awe they think they are iowa

NYCJake10010 on 8/16/2014 @ 9:08pm EDT Said:

For the love of god, who on earth would want to be Iowa?

Skip on 8/16/2014 @ 9:20pm EDT Said:

Maroon and Gold genius.

Chaz on 8/16/2014 @ 9:45pm EDT Said:

Brent, I don’t see any black. Maroon seems to be the other color.

Chris Smith on 8/17/2014 @ 12:08am EDT Said:

Of all the things they could’ve done with a Gold helmet w/ maroon trim, they did….this???. Yuk! Why?

Ben Keenan on 8/17/2014 @ 12:13pm EDT Said:


Eric on 8/17/2014 @ 12:44pm EDT Said:

It’s not yellow and black! The helmet is gold with maroon stripes and face mask.

Big Bill on 8/18/2014 @ 1:08pm EDT Said:

It’s maroon and gold. And not that “Old Gold” crap that that the Hawkeyes use.

John on 8/18/2014 @ 1:39pm EDT Said:

Very Ugly!

This is not gold it is Yellow.
Many nice new cool helmet designs and this is not one of them.

Start over.