Wisconsin Football: Grading the Badgers' Alternate Uniforms for Nebraska Game

Randy ChambersAnalyst IAugust 6, 2012

Wisconsin Football: Grading the Badgers' Alternate Uniforms for Nebraska Game

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    The Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers will square off on September 29th—a matchup that will help determine who wins the Big Ten Conference. Not only will it be a big conference game, but it will also be a game where both teams are rocking completely different confirms.

    Nebraska recently released the uniforms it will wear when the game takes place. And Wisconsin has now come out with the uniforms the Badgers will wear on the big day.

    Of course, these uniforms are sure to draw mixed reactions, as must uniform changes in college football do.

    Let's take a look at the Badgers' new apparel and see if they matchup with some of the best uniform switches in the sport.


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    Unlike some of the other recent uniform changes, Wisconsin stuck to the traditional colors of cardinal and white.

    I personally would have preferred a little more red in the uniform, but overall this is one of the few things you can't really complain about when it comes to the Badgers' new look.

    Color: A

Wow Factor

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    There is a lot of wow factor with this new look, and I don't think it is a good thing.

    When I first saw these pictures, I was just waiting for Ashton Kutcher to pop up behind the screen. Seriously, these are one of the uglier uniforms to be released in the last couple of years. And that is certainly saying a lot.

    If you like wow factor, these uniforms certainly did the trick. But I don't know if that is a positive.

    Grade: B


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    Although these uniforms may be painful on the eyes, Wisconsin still stuck to tradition. The colors remain the same, and the block "W" across the chest pays homage to the 1962 Big Ten championship team, which is celebrating its 50th year anniversary this season.

    The block "W" on the helmet was also worn during the 1963 Rose Bowl, which is still remembered as one of the greatest football games of all time.

    While many don't like uniform changes because it messes with tradition, you can't fault the Badgers when it comes to this.

    Grade: A


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    While these jerseys are similar to what was worn back in the day, it doesn't mean it looks good. The block "W" is kind of in no-man's land with all of that white on the jersey.

    It just seems like something is missing, but you can't quite put your finger on it.

    Grade: D


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    I try to give every uniform the benefit of the doubt, but these are just flat out ugly.

    I like that Wisconsin stuck to tradition; however, they just don't look good at all. There is simply too much white, which isn't going to look good on the players by the end of the first quarter, and the block "W" seems to be out of place.

    Thank goodness that these uniforms will only be worn for one game, and then we can move on with our lives and forget that they ever existed.

    Grade: D-