Thursday, September 8, 2016

Top 5 Flashiest New College Football Uniforms

Every new college football season brings with it another round of tweaks and rebrands to uniforms. Some teams adopt whole new color schemes while others add trendy designs such as black, grey (anthracite) and chrome to their look. Whether you’re a football uniform purist or you love the flashy new looks teams bring out every Saturday, you can’t deny they definitely cause a discussion. We’ve compiled a few of what we think are some of the flashiest, most unique new college football uniforms of 2016.

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1. Virginia Tech’s Hokie Stone uniforms – They may be only for one game against Tennessee, but these themed uniforms are something else. The jersey will feature a limestone pattern that resembles the buildings on Virginia Tech campus (known as Hokie Stone) and the helmets will be black with a Hokie Stone color over the VT logo. Virginia Tech’s normal uniforms are maroon with orange trim, so they’re going to look unrecognizable at Bristol Motor Speedway!

2. Middle Tennessee State University – The Blue Raiders haven’t announced any new threads for this season (which is always subject to change), but their stock of four jerseys, four pants, three socks, three gloves, four pairs of shoes and five helmets gives the team over 2,800 possible uniform combinations. Overkill? Probably.

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3. Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series uniforms – Every year for the past several years, Notre Dame has worn a special one-game uniform for what they’ve called the Shamrock Series. They play on a neutral field away from South Bend and wear a special uniform to commemorate the occasion. If you were hoping to see their classic gold and navy blue this year, you’re out of luck. A blend of gold, green and dark olive is in store for their November 12 game against Army.

4. Air Force Sharktooth helmet – We’re not sure if it’ll get worn more than once, but the Air Force Academy may have struck gold when they designed a custom helmet painted to resemble the shark’s head found on P-40 fighter planes during World War II.

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5. University of Oregon – We didn’t really need to say it, but Oregon is bound to march out something outlandish and eye-catching that we haven’t seen yet or heard of. The masters of last-minute, surprise flashy uniforms, the Ducks will definitely have more than one special uniform up their sleeve in 2016.

Did your favorite team bust out some flashy college football uniforms for the 2016 season that you think trump all of ours? Sound off in the comments below and share a photo with us!

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