Nebraska to wear alternate uniforms in a home game this season

Alternate uniforms are just a way of life in college football these days, and it appears that even tradition-heavy stalwarts like Nebraska will now be throwing its hat into the new uniform ring.

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne confirmed on Monday that the Cornhuskers would wear alternate uniforms during a home game in the 2012 season. What Osborne did not divulge was which game Nebraska would wear the uniforms in, or what they would look like.

He did say that the jerseys would be "futuristic" but "not outlandish," and that there would be no changes to Nebraska's helmet.

Odds are the uniforms will be worn in one of the games against either Wisconsin, Michigan or Penn State.

If I were to make a guess as to what the uniform would look like, I'll just say that they're by Adidas, and if the NCAA tournament has been any indication this spring -- looking at teams like Baylor, Cincinnati and Louisville -- there may be some flourescent in Nebraska's future.

Which, well, no thanks?

Personally I think the most sensible thing for Nebraska to do would be to wear black uniforms. Given the history of the blackshirts on defense, not only would it be a new look for the Cornhuskers, but it would also play on the school's tradition at the same time.
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Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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