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Video: Which B1G jersey has changed most in BTN era?

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.

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Clothes Call: Check out Illinois' new primary helmet

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Illinois introduced several new looks during Tim Beckman’s disappointing 2-10 inaugural season. From things as minor as blue facemasks and helmet stickers to things as major as a matte blue helmet and new uniform combinations (all-blue; orange top, blue pants), the Illini mixed it up quite a bit. There will be more change in 2013.

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2013 B1G writers' football uniform power rankings

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MSU's "Hydrochrome" Helmets

What’s better than your typical Big Ten football uniform power ranking? A uniform ranking decided by 12 Big Ten writers, that’s what. BTN.com recently asked a writer for every school to rank the conference’s uniforms, from 1-12. We asked the writers to consider the uniforms as a whole, factoring in home, away, alternate(s) and helmet(s).

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Four Big Ten teams land on iconic uniform list

The guys over at LostLettermen.com ranked the nation’s top 10 Most Iconic College Football Uniforms, and no one will be surprised to hear the Big Ten had quite the representation. One-third of the conference landed on the list, in fact, paced by Michigan, at No. 3.

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Clothes Call: Check out these new Nebraska cleats

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Nebraska will be even more recognizable on the gridiron in 2013, and it has its new adizero 5-Star custom cleats to thank. The new kicks feature the following nods to Nebraska: “Huskers” on the right side, Nebraska’s “N” logo, with “Huskers” in it, on the back of the heel, and “Big Red Football” on the sole (we’ll rarely see this, I know). See pictures of the new cleats in this post.

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Photo: Yes, that's an Ohio State racing helmet

What can a cool $3,000 buy you these days? If you’re Ohio State junior and Mazda MX-5 Cup driver Patrick Gallagher, it can get you one of the coolest racing helmets in the business. Gallagher, a mechanical engineering major, will debut a helmet that’s hand painted to look like an Ohio State football helmet this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

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Clothes Call: Must-see uni IU could face in CWS opener

By now, Indiana baseball fans know their team will open its first College World Series against Big East champion Louisville. What they may not know is what the Cardinals could be wearing. Louisville unveiled its new adidas CLIMALITE Sweet Spot uniforms in Sunday’s Super Regional finale at Vanderbilt, and they are, um, interesting.

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Michigan wins 2013 Big Ten Helmet Bracket

The winged helmet wins out. After weeks of voting, BTN.com readers selected Michigan’s iconic lid as the champion of the 2013 Big Ten Helmet Bracket. The Wolverines obliterated tourney darling and Leaders Division champ Indiana, 78%-22%, to record their second BTN.com aesthetic competition in as many summers. Last year, Michigan took our uniform bracket.

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Photo: IU unveils chrome candy stripe lid, others

The Indiana football team unveiled six new helmets Monday in a YouTube video that can be found at the bottom of this post. Let’s just say, the Hoosiers, who wore two helmets the last couple of years (No. 1; No. 2), will have plenty of options to consider every week this season.

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Vote: 2013 Big Ten helmet bracket champion

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Big Ten Elite: 1997 Michigan Football

We’ve reached the championship of the 2013 Big Ten helmet bracket, and based on the matchup, either BTN.com readers are bigger fans of Indiana’s helmet than others or Michigan fans stuffed the ballot box to create a favorable pairing. Either way, BTN.com readers have spoken, and it’s between Legends Division champ Michigan and Leaders Division champ Indiana. See all the tourney’s results and vote for your 2013 champion in this post. Voting ends June 5.

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Photo: Does this logo look a little familiar?

The Sun Belt Conference released its new logo Sunday afternoon. You might be asking yourself, “OK, what does that have to do with the Big Ten?” Nothing, really, other than it looks like the conference may have used the Big Ten basketball tourney logo for inspiration. Everybody loves pinwheels!

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Picture this: Forest Evashevski in your living room

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Remember this terrific Ricky Stanzi America-themed print from last summer? The artist, Sean Thompson, is at it again. This year, Thompson has a piece that will interest a few Big Ten fan bases; it’s called “Evy,” and it’s of former Michigan player, Michigan State assistant and Iowa head coach/athletic director Forest Evashevski.

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Twitter: Fun Big Ten end zone design ideas

Pictured above is Wyoming’s new football field. It’s pretty sweet, isn’t it? The illustrations of the state’s Teton Mountains in both end zones is the headliner. Wyoming’s decision to include the iconic mountains in the end zones got me thinking: What thing synonymous with Big Ten towns/cities would be cool additions to Big Ten end zones? I asked the question on Twitter, and Big Ten fans responded.

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Rose Bowl unveils logo to recognize 100th game

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As we all know, the Rose Bowl is kind of a big deal. It’s not called The Grandaddy of Them All for nothing, after all. To that point, the Rose Bowl will become the first bowl to host its 100th game Jan. 1, 2014. Such a momentous occasion deserves recognition, and that’s exactly what will happen.

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