New Uniforms for Iowa
There’s something about the anticipation of a new uniform that intrigues college football fans. That’s why so many teams try to go with so many different and new uniform combinations year-to-year.
And introducing a fun and fancy uniform is a good way to take the focus away from what’s actually going on in the game (like a 9-6 loss to Iowa State).
But it’s not always pretty. Take Iowa’s weird throwback uniforms against Iowa State last week. Those were, uh, interesting.
Not to fear Iowa fans, the Hawkeyes have another, less unattractive, uniform coming out in November.
According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Hawkeyes are going to be sporting black and gold jersey, silver pants and black cleats for Nov. 10 Veterans Day game against Purdue.
The uniform will come with a silver helmet and the nameplates will honor the different branches of the military.
Now before you go all Ohio-getting-black-jerseys over this uniform, it’s just a rumor.
The entire ensemble appeared at Scheels, a sporting goods store in Coralville, Iowa, on Wednesday afternoon and broke the Internet in the state of Iowa. Even though Iowa hasn’t confirmed these uniforms, Scheels usually is a good indicator of the Hawkeyes’ new threads. It was the first to put those awful throwbacks on display as well.
STORRS — Late Monday night, reports surfaced that the owners of the Boston Red Sox were actively looking forward to bring college football back to Fenway Park. The specifics came in the form of a Notre Dame-UConn contest in 2014 in what would be a home game for the Fighting Irish.
It sounded interesting, one of Boston College’s oldest rivals playing the team that has refused to play B.C. for years, right in B.C.’s back yard. And then Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, whose school is headed to the ACC, rained on the parade.
“Media reports (Tuesday) that we will play Connecticut in Fenway Park in 2014 are inaccurate,” Swarbrick said in a statement.