Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, August 16, 2014

Minnesota unveiled a new alternate helmet during BTN Live's visit Saturday. The gold lid, with a maroon "M," facemask and stripe down the middle, was on our set for Saturday night's show. The helmet also features the school's "Ski-U-Mah" cheer on the front and back of the stripe. See the helmet in this post.

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This is a nice compliment to Minnesota's primary matte maroon helmet, debuted prior to the 2012 season. According to @GopherFootball, the Gophers will wear the helmet for a few games this year.

A team spokesman at Big Ten media days said the Gophers do not expect to wear the white alternate lid it wore in last year's bowl game.

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.