Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, September 5, 2012
BTN.com spotlighted the throwback uniform Iowa will wear for Saturday's rivalry game against Iowa State back in June. With the game just days away, we have an updated photo of the uniform. And this one displays the entire collection, including a jersey with the mandatory "B1G" patch on the right chest and a helmet that reads "IOWA" where "Riddell" was in the earlier photo.
It's always hard to comment on a uniform before seeing it on the players, but this could be a sharp look, as far as throwbacks go. The pants, the plain gold helmet and the gray facemask are nice touches.
Gray facemasks always seem to add an old-school feel to helmets, and that's good because this is a uniform that honors Iowa's early history. In fact, it's a tribute to the program's 1921-22 back-to-back Big Ten championship teams that went a combined 14-0.
And here's another look at the helmet:
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