Northwestern football announced on Wednesday night that they would be wearing purple pants, white tops, and purple helmets with the classic ‘N’ logo for their Week 1 clash with the Cardinal.
West Coast Swag. #B1GCats x #GoCats pic.twitter.com/xqPUvXZOzv— Northwestern Football (@NUFBFamily) August 28, 2019
The Wildcats, known in part for their distinctive, oft-changing jersey combinations, have broken out a tried-and-true combination for the season-opening matchup. According to Daily Northwestern contributor and NU uniform connoisseur Ella Brockway, the team has success in this specific getup in the past, though they haven’t worn all of the elements together in nearly two years:
We’ve got our first uniform reveal of the season! Details for the White-Purple-Purple (shirt-pants-helmet) combo:— Ella Brockway (@ellabrockway) August 28, 2019
Record since 2012: 4-2
Most recently worn: Sept. 30, 2017 at Wisconsin
Most recent result in combo: 33-24 loss https://t.co/4m5pnLbJ8X
The Wildcats have drawn a bit of ire in the past for going away from their classic purple, but there is plenty of the university’s primary color in this uniform set. They’ve also continued to include the ubiquitous and (in my opinion) strange stripe across the middle of the jersey shirt, adding another splash of color.
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