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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, 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 aesthetic competition in as many summers. Last year, Michigan took our uniform bracket.

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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 readers are bigger fans of Indiana’s helmet than others or Michigan fans stuffed the ballot box to create a favorable pairing. Either way, 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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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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UMass to honor Boston victims at today's spring game

It’s not going to be a regular spring game Saturday for UMass, and for obvious reasons. With all the terrible events that have transpired the last week in Boston and its surrounding areas, the game was going to feature plenty of emotion. They’ll be even more now as a result of the school’s terrific decision to go all out in honoring the Boston Marathon victims.

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Clothes Call: Spring game teams divided by helmet design


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A couple years ago, the idea of a college football team lining up in different helmets during a spring game was the furthest thing from fans’ minds. Times have changed, though, and a majority of teams boast at least two helmets to choose from every week. In this weekend’s spring action alone, we saw a trio of Big Ten teams divide their squads by helmet design.

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Clothes Call: Grading this year's alternate uniforms

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Glenn Robinson III's Dunk-A-Thon vs. Penn State

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The 2012-13 hoops season now complete, it’s time to look back at all of the alternate/throwback uniforms Big Ten teams wore during the successful campaign. By my count, there were 13 new special looks, four of which came from NCAA runner-up Michigan.

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Clothes Call: Illini unveil special stars and stripes jersey

The Illinois baseball team will wear special stars and stripes jerseys vs. Northwestern on Sunday, April 28, as part of the second annual “Honor and Serve Day” at Illinois Field. According to the release, the event is designed to honor University of Illinois student veterans and all of America’s heroes, and to serve the Champaign-Urbana community.

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