Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, November 5, 2013

It will be two alternate helmets in as many weeks for Purdue football. One week after debuting its highly anticipated black matte alternate, Purdue will go with a patriotic version of its primary lid Saturday vs. Iowa for Military Appreciation Day.

It's a nice touch. No, it isn't as loud or as Red, White and Blue as Northwestern's new Under Armour alternate, which was released Monday and will be worn Nov. 16 vs. Michigan, but it's a nice way to remember those who have served days before Veterans Day.

About Brent Yarina senior 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.