OT: Great Iowa State Throwbacks

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 5th, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Very cool Iowa State throwbacks released. They're wearing them against Iowa. Many teams wore this similar style of jersey in the 20s. 

I wish Michigan would do something like this. Maybe even for one game only, go with a solid brown helmet to simulate the leather. Bennie Oosterbaan on the left at the Michigan Stadium Dedication game from 1927 against ohio. 


One Inch Woody…

August 5th, 2013 at 3:31 PM ^

I actually really like those uniforms... they're sleek and look like a modernized version of the classic 20s garb. As long as it's not us, I really don't usually care much about alternate uniforms, but these are definitely on the plus side.

French West Indian

August 5th, 2013 at 4:06 PM ^

I also like the title of this thread;  for some reason "Great Iowa State" has a nice ring to it.  Maybe they should consider renaming themselves the Great Iowa State University.


August 5th, 2013 at 4:48 PM ^

Being an ISU alum, I feel obligated to inform. These are throwbacks specifically tailored to a man named Jack Trice. Obviously, they play in Jack Trice stadium and it is the only D-1 stadium named after an African American. We are coming up on the 90th anniversary of his death which took place after a game in Minnesota. He was trampled by the MInnesota players and died days later from injuries sustained from that incident. It took 74 years to get his name on the stadium. I think the initial push was in the mid 70s but it never actually happened until 1997. We seem to like the uniforms as a fanbase but we did wish there wasn't the number rule because I think a gold small number like Michigan had would look better but the rules are the rules. I just thought I would jump in and give this some historical perspective. These aren't just for the hell of it and I think the University is really trying to push this because there is a significant story. 


August 5th, 2013 at 5:32 PM ^

According to the Des Moines Register, the players are excited to wear these and to connect with ISU history (LINK). Quoting Paul Rhoads:

“The legend of Jack Trice is a critical piece of Iowa State football history,” Rhoads said. “His profound impact on our program resonates with our players today. This is a fitting tribute and our current football team is very excited to wear uniforms from that era.”

Supposedly, fans will be able to bid via eBay on game-worn jerseys - about 100 packages will be sold over the course of the month leading up to the game.