The Big Ten is full of storied traditions. But some teams are happy to put their history on hold when they get a chance to break out some new uniforms.
Special uniforms are all the rage in college football, and the Big Ten is in on the craze. The most memorable fashion statements so far in the league have been:
Michigan's throwback home uniforms for the night game against Notre Dame;
Michigan State's gold-and-green garb for the Michigan game;
Michigan's surprise road throwback uniforms against Michigan State, aka the bumblebee look;
Northwestern's all-purple, silver-helmet look for the Penn State game;
Ohio State's scarlet-and-gray uniforms to honor the 1961 team against Wisconsin.
One man's fashion is another man's fiasco. My favorites were the Michigan home uniforms and the Northwestern purple. I didn't care for either side's duds in the Michigan-Michigan State game, and I go back and forth whether I liked Ohio State's look on Saturday.
We do know that the players usually are very enthusiastic for these changes. Are you? I'd like to know which uniforms you thought were the best and which ones were the worst, and whether any of them are keepers instead of one-time wears. Vote in our polls and I'll try to do a follow-up post with some of your feedback later on.