Reports that Illinois has new headgear -- bright orange, a blue stripe, and a big block blue I. their secondary helmets will be matte blue:
This is disappointing. The bold orange is nice and all. But a few months ago, there was talk of a new helmet with a basic blue background, but orange and white, zig-zag feathers coming off the front -- a Native American headress -- that was 100% cool. Perhaps too in-your-face Native American, for the NCAA. I had higher hopes here.
Well... we'll always have Maryland (starting in 2014).
(Although I am on record as saying, Rutger's battle chrome helmet is waaaaay cool - easily second best in the conference now. Or will be, in 2014.)