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PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Posted on: January 20, 2012 6:35 pm
Edited on: January 20, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

It's the offseason, and for teams coming off disappointing seasons, that means it's time to generate renewed excitement about the program in any way possible. One great way to do that? New uniforms! And with that, Minnesota unveiled a bevy of uniform combinations on Friday afternoon to go along with its new matte maroon helmet:

And with that, here are the new uniforms (all modeled without helmets on, because... okay?), courtesy of the Minnesota athletic department:

From a distance, the new uniforms are pretty drab. And that's a good thing! In football, the flashier aspects of a uniform belong on a helmet, which are more suited for smaller flourishes and details -- like, say, the SKI-U-MAH on the back of the Minnesota hats. On a uniform, though, the primary necessity is legible numbers, and Minnesota's are pretty solid in that respect (though why is it so hard for uniform manufacturers to come up with a "5" that doesn't look like an accident?).

Put it another way: You know what happens when uniforms aren't boring? They end up looking like this.

Still, being that this is Nike we're talking about, there are some interesting details up close. From the official news release:

Brick patterns and texture are also prominent in some of the design elements. Jersey numbering and lettering on the white and gold jerseys will be printed with a brick pattern, which was taken directly from one of the walls of Memorial Stadium, which is on display at the McNamara Alumni Center.

So that's neat.

So what do you think? Yea? Nay? Neigh? (If you vote neigh, you are a horse, get off the internet you horse, this is for people) 

Comments

Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 6:38 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Ok, now in this picture, #5, pretend like you're being arrested.  WTF?



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 23, 2012 6:21 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Yes, the helmets are the best part of this uniform. I liked the uniforms Minnesota had when Sandy Stephens played for them back in the early sixties. I do not understand this tendency to constantly change uniforms other than the fact the universities might want to milk more money from their supporters who feel a need to purchase the garb.

I respect schools like Alabama, L.S.U., Texas, Penn St., Auburn, Michigan and Ole Miss who stick with the traditional uniforms. This would be a better path for the Golden Gophers to take. But, in the case of Minnesota, what is the traditional uniform?



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2012 5:41 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Are they in the FCS or FBS? 




Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2012 3:00 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

No offense, but you may be the only person in the world who"equates Nike,with style - really



Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2012 2:44 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Who cares??????????????????????



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 1:52 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

I like the helmets.



Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 1:38 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Maroon and Gold (like on the helmet) = not so bad. Maroon and bright girly YELLOW = sissy looking in my book!



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 11:52 am
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

Maybe Minnesota should worry more about winning games and less about being cute with different uniforms.
BAMA, USC, Penn St Notre Dame seem to do ok with their traditional uniforms.

PRIORITIES folks!
 



Since: May 25, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2012 11:49 am
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

They look like the ones Arizona State doesn't use anymore.  I don't mind them as long as they STAY AWAY from the UNI-COLOR look (yellow jersey/yellow pants, red jersey/red pants)



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:51 pm
 

PICTURES: Minnesota unveils new uniforms

These new uni's are all about recruiting. Kids these days, especailly the inner-city kids, go for that. As for MN, let's hope it helps them play better cuz they pretty much sucked in 2011.


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