11 of college football's best new uniforms heading into the 2018 season
Nothing says college football offseason like unveiling new uniforms.
From new brands to new color schemes, from reworked classics to traditional logos, few sports see the creativity and variety in uniforms that college football showcases.
Here are some of our favorite new threads that teams will be debuting in the 2018-19 season, in alphabetical order:
In 2003, all UConn sports rebranded to have the same "Block C" logo. That went by the wayside in 2012, but now it's back.
Florida is just the latest school to move to Jordan Brand, and at the SEC media day, the Gators unveiled their new look. The uniform hasn't changed much, but new color combinations were released, and the event was just a tease of what we'll see week in and week out from Florida.
67 days till we unleash the new Vapor Elite pic.twitter.com/gFcAtoyNQK— Illinois Football EQ (@ILLequipment) June 26, 2018
First look at the new blue lids pic.twitter.com/rP2XPg9DuE— Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) July 23, 2018
Illinois' redesign offers three classic colors and an updated "Gray Ghost" alternate. Gone is the metallic matte finish on the helmets, replaced with a classic shade of orange. Also added: slick new blue helmets
Iowa State made big changes last year, adding a new alternate helmet logo and charcoal jerseys. This year, the black uniform gets an overhaul, going completely grayscale. It's quite the clean look.
This fall we’re debuting a whole new look by connecting our past, present, and future with an all-new #Gophers @usnikefootball uniform combination.— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) February 20, 2018
https://t.co/GHAMsD5asP#SkiUMah #RTB pic.twitter.com/p7PbLiSl2s
The Gophers released three new jerseys, three helmets, and four pairs of pants this offseason, bringing their number of total jersey combinations to more than 100. One of the highlights of the new package is the gold chrome helmet — a sleek futuristic look.
North Carolina State
NC State seems to be embracing the alternate logo, sticking with Tuffy on the helmets this season. The wolf head also appears on the pants now, where "Wolfpack" replaces what used to be a stripe. Speaking of stripes, there are new ones around the collar. This is definitely one of the most unique uniforms NC State has ever had.
Add another team to the Jordan Brand list. The Sooners' new uniforms feature a slight font change and a fatter helmet logo. Luckily, the classic cream alternates — one of the best in the sport — stay relatively untouched.
Oregon unveiled a whole new line of uniforms that might not be as flashy as years past, but they will certainly catch the eyes of fans who tune into the Ducks this season.
This season marks the first that South Florida is playing under the Adidas brand after switching from Under Armour. Though we haven't gotten a full look at the uniforms yet, one major change is apparent. Gone is the "USF" logo on the chest, replaced by "South Florida."
The Owls get a completely new gray alternate this year to go along with the black uniform added in 2016. On all jerseys, new diamond accents appear on the front.
THIS IS THE NEW STANDARD— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) April 27, 2018
The Cavaliers embrace history with their new uniforms, adding 10 stars to the collar to represent Virginia being the 10th state in the union. They're also adopting a new font, which Nike calls "chiseled marble."