College Football: Most Memorable Color Schemes in the Nation
College football has its fair share of bright and eye-catching color schemes. Not always the best choices, but hey, these guys aren't interior designers. In fact you might think Stevie Wonder lent a hand in the color choices. But regardless of whether these choices are right or wrong, they certainly do have a knack for catching your eye.
Here are seven of the most memorable color schemes in college football.
University of Iowa's Pink Visiting Locker Room
Legendary coach Hayden Fry came across a study that concluded the color pink makes people more docile and less aggressive. Looking for any advantage he could get...voila! The visiting locker room became a stunning shade of pink.
University of Oregon's Uniforms
So this is what Phil Knight's money buys—every conceivable combination of green and yellow known to man. Whether you love them or hate them, you've got to admit these are the most iconic uniforms in college football.
University of Tennessee's Checkerboard End Zones
You're among 105,000 of your closest friends, it's a beautiful sunny Saturday in Knoxville, you're watching the Volunteers in an SEC battle and every touchdown, all you can think of is...I could really use a creamsicle right about now. The orange and white checkerboard end zone design is truly one of a kind.
Boise State's "Smurf Turf"
So where is it written that football fields have to be green? The Smurf Turf at Boise State is one of the most recognizable sights in college football. To us, it looks like the final resting place of Papa Smurf and the entire smurf community...
Eastern Washington's Red Turf
And who says a different color field has to be blue?
Eastern Washington is really breaking the mold by paying homage to slasher movies with their blood-red turf. Maybe Eastern Washington took the idea of slaughtering their opponents a little too literally....
Central Arkansas' Purple and Silver Striped Field
Who thought this was a good idea?
Seriously folks this is getting ridiculous. The newly approved field at Central Arkansas is taking school pride to a hideous extreme. Maybe we should be thankful...their school colors could have been orange and pink.
Pennsylvania State's "White Out"
Let's end this list on a high note. Is there anything as impressive as a Saturday night game in Happy Valley with 100,000 rabid fans decked out in nothing but white? Other schools may have their own version with different colors, but nothing can compete with Penn State's version of the "White Album."