Proposed NCAA Rule Would Ban Boise State's All Blue Uniforms in Home Games

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 13, 2013

Boise State could have to change its look in the future if the NCAA gets its way.

Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman reports that the team will no longer be able to wear its all blue uniforms at home on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium. He states:

The NCAA Football Rules Committee proposed several rules changes on Wednesday, including this one: To require teams to have either their jersey or pants contrast in color to the playing field.

The proposed rule change must be adopted by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel. The panel meets March 6 and typically approves the recommendations of the Football Rules Committee.

Opposing teams have seen this as an advantage for the home team, as the players blend into the scenery.

The Broncos were not allowed to wear the all-blue uniforms in Mountain West conference games in recent years. However, Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesmen reported last year that this role was as a response to the team leaving the league to go to the Big East.

Boise State has since decided to avoid the move and will stay in the Mountain West (via Brett McMurphy of ESPN).

Still, it appears that the issue is no longer in the hands of the conference. The NCAA is not necessarily singling out the Broncos, but it is something that directly applies to this program.

Boise State has received a lot of national attention over the past decade due to its great play on the field. The team has won at least 10 games in seven straight seasons and has two Fiesta Bowl victories in that span.

This new-found fame also brought into light possible negatives, like the stadium turf not properly clashing with uniforms.

While this is not the worst problem to deal with, it will certainly disappoint many followers of the program.