Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, October 5, 2016

Indiana football has been open to alternate uniform and helmet designs throughout much of Kevin Wilson's tenure in Bloomington.

That being the case, there has been some intrigue – at least among uniform fans – about whether the Hoosiers would ever experiment with a "Candy Stripe" alternate. Hey, it works for the basketball team, so why not give it a try?

Well, it's happening, the team and adidas announced Wednesday morning. The Hoosiers will debut a retro alternate that features candy-striped shoulders on Oct. 15 vs. Nebraska, as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Adidas gets its share of negative publicity, but this is a nice design. It could have tried to replicate the basketball team's iconic warmup pants, however this is a much safer and less distracting concept. The oversized Script Indiana on the leg is a nice touch, too.

The Hoosiers also will wear crimson socks and white cleats to, according to, create a head-to-toe candy stripe theme.

See the uniform below, plus read more about it in the second tweet.