PHOTOS: Minnesota has some new gold helmets

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

Maybe they aren't chrome, maybe they don't have an oversized bird or dragon head, maybe they're not black.

Still: Minnesota 's new helmets are gold, and despite the nickname, the Golden Gophers haven't worn gold helmets in a while. Check it:

The best touch is the Gophers' "Ski-U-Mah" slogan across the helmet stripe:

The gold lids will be worn for "a few games this year." Thumbs up.

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