OT - UCONN Helmetz (Uniformz)

Submitted by Sugaloaf on April 20th, 2013 at 3:40 PM

For all of you Mgoblog uniformz afficionados out there.  This is the helmet UConn will be wearing when they play us. It features the new Husky logo on the front. Thoughts?  I kinda like the front. The back, not so much. The actual uni is pretty straight forward. The The Uconn Blog does not like.  Hopefully our AD does not see this as a direct challenge to his WOW-factoring that requires a quick call to Adidas...

EDSBS.com says:

YOU CRAZY DIAMONDS. Shine on, UConn. You have taken bizarre uniforms to the next level and we firmly believe this is just the beginning. Can you incorporate actual taxidermy into these somehow? There's only one way to find out!

And the twitters put the cherry on top:



April 20th, 2013 at 3:49 PM ^

I like the new husky image, but it doesn't make for a good uniform emblem.  They should have done something with the UCONN name since that's what everyone recognizes...not the way old design, but some new design with the UCONN.

MGJS SuperKick Party

April 20th, 2013 at 3:52 PM ^

I actually like the helmets a lot. I want to see the side to see if they still have the block c on the side, but it's original. Everyone copies Oregon these days, so it's kinda nice to see something original


April 20th, 2013 at 4:16 PM ^

I actually think those helmets look good except for the husky on the stripe.  Big fan of the matte look and the UCONN logo on the back.  

I expect our game with them this year to be an absolute bloodbath.  


April 20th, 2013 at 4:21 PM ^

I have always hoped we'd put a wolverine face on the front of ours for a big game. Now many the top brass will grow a pair and give it a shot!


April 20th, 2013 at 4:32 PM ^

As a UConn student I can tell you that almost no one around here is a fan of the design. The design is almost as embarrassing as the amount of people who attended the spring game today. (less than 1000 I believe)


April 20th, 2013 at 4:55 PM ^

....and so everyone can get an idea of the full outfit, here is a released photo of the uniform that goes with the helmet:

The poll over at UConn's blog is about a 70/30 split favoring the idea that the helmet is the most embarrassing thing created by human hands, but some seem to like the uniforms. 


April 20th, 2013 at 6:28 PM ^

If my memory serves me right, the actual jersey/pant combo hasnt seemed to change very much no? I mean, its pretty hard to frack up your primary colors (white/blue) its when you go off kilter such as M's recent alternates w/ maize where you've normally never had it, that you get the uproar from.

As for the helmet, the husky eyes may be a little much but the back and off center stripe looks good.  


April 20th, 2013 at 5:06 PM ^

Guess you have to be a Uconn fan to hate them. I think they're pretty sharp.

-For Uconn. (rabble, rabble, fergodsakes, don't get any ideas, pizza Dave...)


April 20th, 2013 at 5:23 PM ^

but the graphic is too complex with details that are way too small to have much impact when seen from up in the stands. The plastic holders with the "UCONN" right in front also interfere with the graphic.

Another Arena League-inspired effort. The previous "C" logo wasn't exciting, but this ain't an improvement.

oriental andrew

April 20th, 2013 at 11:30 PM ^

According to my wife: "I've seen worse. Like those stupid camoflage basketball uniforms."

Also I suspect you don't get the full effect until you see them all lined up on the field. That'll be a wow sort of moment. Or something.

NMU Blue

April 21st, 2013 at 4:32 AM ^

Are these in response to the popular Thriftshop song? "What you know about rocking the wolf on your noggin?" My daughter is getting a time out for my knowing a line from that song.