Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, December 9, 2013

Minnesota announced Monday that it will wear a new white alternate helmet in the Texas Bowl vs. Syracuse. The helmet features a maroon facemask and stripe down the middle, and has the Minnesota "M" logo on the right side and player numbers on the left side. See the helmet in this post.

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Not bad.

Another cool feature: The stripe down the middle of the lid incorporates Minnesota's brick pattern.

The new helmet honors Minnesota's history, as it wore white lids in the 1950s and 60s. It also wore this white lid a few years back at Wisconsin.

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.