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Nebraska Football: Grading Cornhuskers' New Uniforms for Wisconsin Game

Randy ChambersAnalyst IJanuary 13, 2017

Nebraska Football: Grading Cornhuskers' New Uniforms for Wisconsin Game

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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers face a huge showdown against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sept. 29. While the matchup will have a big impact on the Big Ten standings, it will also be a special game for the Cornhuskers' players and fans.

    This Big Ten contest is the game in which Nebraska has decided to wear its alternate uniforms that were recently released to the public (via

    Like all uniform changes, there are going to be two completely different sets of opinions. However, you must remember that these changes are not permanent, and will only be worn for one game. 

    With the college football season almost underway, here are the grades for the Cornhuskers' alternate uniforms.


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    Nebraska threw the scarlet and cream out the window and went with a cherry red and exchanged white for black.

    I believe that the original color would have looked better with black, but you really can't complain about the colorway. We have certainly seen much worse lately.

    Grade: B

Wow Factor

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    The wow factor is off the charts with this one.

    I'm not sure anybody expected these types of colors and such a dramatic jersey change with a huge "N" in the middle of the chest.

    There will be no in-between with these uniforms. You either love them or you hate them.

    Grade: A


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    What tradition?

    This jersey looks completely different. The colors have been switched up, and even the helmets have been changed from white and red to the colors of the jersey.

    This may not sit well with many traditionalists, but it is only for one game of the regular season.

    Grade: D


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    Adidas has replaced the numbers on the front of the jersey with a gigantic "N".

    Meanwhile, the numbers have been downsized near the left shoulder. This seems to be a common theme among uniform changes, so there really isn't much to complain about.

    Grade: C


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    I have seen a lot of negative reactions to the alternate jerseys, but these are things that you are either going to love or hate.

    Personally, I am a sucker for red and black uniforms, and while I wouldn't have gone with cherry red, it's still good enough for me.

    For the fans who don't like the switch, remember that it's just for one game.

    For those of you that do, I'm sure you'll see something like this again. Uniform changes are a recent trend that have spread throughout the college football landscape.

    Grade: B

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