Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, December 31, 2012

Northwestern Helmet

Michigan won't be the only Big Ten team wearing an alternate matte helmet for its New Year's Day bowl. Northwestern, which debuted a matte black helmet earlier this season, will rock another matte look in Tuesday's Gator Bowl.

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This matte helmet features Northwestern's "N," with a silver border, as opposed to the oversized Wildcat the team wore Oct. 20 vs. Nebraska. It's a nicer, more subtle design than the first matte lid.

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The helmet marks Northwestern's fourth of the season, its first with Under Armour. Prior to Tuesday, the Wildcats also have strapped up their tradition lid, a patriotic one and the aforementioned matte.

h/t @NU_Sports

About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.