Nebraska loves a good tradition, and they've certainly settled on the tradition of wearing ridiculous-looking alternate uniforms on an near-annual basis.
Thursday, the Huskers and adidas unveiled the latest wild-looking combo, an alternate black uniform that the team will wear during the Oct. 24 game against Northwestern.
Take a look:
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These ones are right on par with last year's alternates — also worn against a Big Ten West team from the Land of Lincoln — and those really off-the-wall ones worn against Wisconsin a few years back. Unfortunately, there's no more Bo Pelini to surprisingly model the new duds.
According to Nebraska's web site, these uniforms are "made with a cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blend that increases durability and abrasion resistance." Only in college football is the public made aware of cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blends.
Given the recent string of ridiculous games between the Huskers and Wildcats, perhaps the zaniness on the field will match the zaniness on the players.
Here are some more pictures from the Nebraska web site: