Earlier this week, the Cardinals posted a black uniform with an alternate black helmet on Twitter to gauge fan interest. The athletic department has denied that the uniform is anything more than a prototype to show recruits, but it's likely the team wears them tonight against Houston.
What do you think about these uniforms pic.twitter.com/N80IOnivHs— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) November 11, 2013
Despite the clamoring by some fans for the Scarlet Knights to return to a more traditional look, head coach Kyle Flood said that there will not be any changes to the team's uniforms in the foreseeable future. This week, the team will be wearing their silver armor helmets with a red, white, and blue decal.
#RFootball will be wearing these helmets in honor of Military Appreciation Day on Saturday at The Point. #ChopCincy pic.twitter.com/1Def7T3RZ6— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) November 11, 2013
As a tribute to veterans, the Bulls will be wearing a flag-themed helmet against Memphis. Select members of the team will have a patch on their jersey to honor the military branch of their choice.
Thank You to all veterans. Bulls will wear these helmets Saturday. https://t.co/d3hb3lfRPI pic.twitter.com/pXnin4DDld— USF Football (@USFFootball) November 11, 2013
Instead of their traditional white helmets, the Mustangs will be wearing a red helmet against UConn. The inverted color scheme is similar to the helmets worn by the team in the '60s and '70s.
New red helmet for SMU (will wear vs. UConn Sat.) -> http://t.co/gDc9TMBPiS pic.twitter.com/AQC8tm2V3h— Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) November 15, 2013
The Terrapins will be wearing their "White Ops" uniforms when they travel to Virginia Tech. These are the same uniforms they wore earlier in the season when they were destroyed, 63-0, at Florida State.
Maryland will be wearing their White Ops uniforms against Virginia Tech.— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) November 14, 2013
After their undefeated season came to an end, Hurricanes' head coach Al Golden felt the team needed something to lift their spirits. The team came out in "Smoke Gray" uniforms against Virginia Tech, 42-14.
Nike has outfitted Miami (FL) in special gray uniforms for their homecoming matchup with Virginia Tech. pic.twitter.com/21E8huuSBb— Andrew Lind (@LindLGHL) November 9, 2013
Each week, the Tar Heels' equipment staff tweets a picture of what the team will wear in their upcoming game. Against Pittsburgh, the team will be wearing black helmets with their white jerseys and black pants.
This weekends @TarHeelFootball uniform is black helmet, white jersey and black pant. #GoHeels #BeatPitt pic.twitter.com/Mk5SuGUODx— Jason Freeman (@UNCEquipment) November 14, 2013
Earlier this season, the Hokies wore a helmet with a nod to the stone that is featured in every building on campus. The team will be wearing the "Hokie Stone" helmet again this week, but with a "VT" decal this time around.
#Hokies helmets look something like this, courtesy of @Hokie20 pic.twitter.com/CXCQ5t92Pa— Nathan Warters (@NathanWarters) November 16, 2013
When the Illini host the undefeated Buckeyes in the battle for the Illibuck Trophy, the team will be wearing an alternate lid. The orange helmet will feature the state of Illinois, as well as ten stars than honor the ten former Illini players who lost their lives defending our country.
Lockers are prepped with tomorrow's helmets honoring 10 #Illini that died in combat. @ESPNCFB #fridayfocus #OSUatILL pic.twitter.com/kqAcH4SvtY— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) November 15, 2013
With the help of Under Armour, the Wildcats will have a patriotic look against Michigan. However, the Wounded Warrior uniforms that the apparel company created has received mixed reviews. Those who argue against the look note that the flag has blood spatter, but the school has since apologized for the misinterpretation, informing us that the stars and stripes are supposed to look distressed.
Fans, thoughts on this Northwestern uniform for Michigan game, done in coordination with @wwpinc pic.twitter.com/cwCnmXnw8r (@NUFBFamily)— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) November 5, 2013
Similar to what takes place in Chapel Hill, the Bears' equipment staff releases what the team will wear on gameday through social media. This week, the undefeated Bears have reached into the grab bag and have chosen their chrome helmet and green uniforms.
Here is our uni combo for the Tech game #SicTech #chromeinthedome pic.twitter.com/yfbg3gwKf1— Jeff Barlow (@JeffEquipBU) November 15, 2013
This past weekend, the Red Raiders wore special uniform to bring awareness to the Lone Survivor Foundation. Founded by a retired Navy Seal, the foundation honors those who lost their lives in Operation Red Wings. The uniforms have since been auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the foundation.
Texas Tech to sport new "Lone Survivor" uniforms against Oklahoma State in two weeks. http://t.co/HiEyNVgbl7 / pic.twitter.com/tu8d7lR8Vt— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 28, 2013
In their overtime loss to Texas, the Mountaineers wore throwback helmets similar to what they wore during the '70s. The white helmet was kept under wraps, as those outside of the athletic department thought the team was wearing their yellow helmets, only to be surprised at kickoff.
Like the helmet switch? Here's a close up pic for ya. #throwbacks #WVU pic.twitter.com/FaGsSFNgKe— WVU Football EQ Room (@WVUfootballEQ) November 10, 2013
In honor of the 75 members of the 1970 football team who died in the infamous plane crash, the Thundering Herd wore a "75" decal on their helmets. Furthermore, kickoff at Tulsa was moved back to 7:36 pm on Thursday, marking the exact anniversary of the crash. The team will continue to wear these helmets for the remainder of the season.
.@Lowes Defining Moment: 11/14/13: Wearing "75" on its helmets, Marshall won 45-34 at Tulsa. #DefiningMoments pic.twitter.com/vCftDljS1v— Marshall Athletics (@HerdZone) November 15, 2013
As the Huskies march toward their second-consecutive BCS appearance, the team will be featured on national television more often. No better time to wear an alternate uniform, as the team did against Ball State.
Jordan Lynch > Captain America. pic.twitter.com/QRktdOlc1u— Hustle Belt (@HustleBelt) November 14, 2013
When the Bobcats host Kent State for some midweek #MACtion, the team will be wearing black uniforms as part of the "Bobcat Blackout". Fans are encouraged to wear black to the game, as well.
Get your BLACKOUT PACK today: 2 tickets, 2 concessions vouchers, 2 winter hats...all for just $22! #BobcatBlackout pic.twitter.com/bLjh8r1bnw— OhioBobcats (@OhioBobcats) November 14, 2013
As we first reported last week, the Rainbow Warriors will be wearing throwback uniforms on Retro Night against San Diego State. The university released this video, showing the details of the uniform.
For the third time this season, the Golden Bears will be wearing their all-gray uniforms when they travel to Colorado. The team is 0-2 in these uniforms, falling to Oregon and Washington.
In last night's win over Washington, the Bruins wore their "LA Midnight" uniforms. Despite the team's traditional uniform, the all-black getup was surprisingly liked among fans.
GAME DAY! #FridayNightFootball at the Rose Bowl for @UCLAFootball vs. @UW_Football at 6pm. Parking lots open at Noon. pic.twitter.com/4TOl3UO9PF— UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) November 15, 2013
Like their opponents, the Huskies pulled out something special for their nationally televised game. For the second time this season, the school wore their chrome helmets on the road.