- Notre Dame and Under Armour
Unlike the NFL, where teams can only change their uniforms once every five years, it has become common – almost trendy – for college football teams to routinely shake up their on-field look.
This season is no exception.
With a lot of help from Paul Lukas’ invaluable Uni-Watch website and the social media teams for each school, below we have collected the most notable new uniforms and uniform changes for the 2017 college football season.
Air Force has a new helmet honoring the F-35.
— Air Force Football (@AFFootball) September 5, 2017
Arizona has a new set of uniforms, but they are still as wild and all over the place as before so it is hard to tell. Also, like many teams, they have new matte helmet, this one in blue.
- Twitter/Arizona Wildcats Football
Arizona State will wear a throwback sunburst helmet against San Diego State
- Arizona State Athletics
Ball State has a new helmet and will also have an all-black uniform combination.
— Ball State Equipment (@BallStateEquip) June 21, 2017
Cal is now with Under Armour and have a gold alternate jersey.
- Cal Golden Bears
Eastern Michigan is adding a “Factory Steel” helmet to the mix.
- Eastern Michigan
Florida Gators will go with NFL-like “Color Rush” uniforms against Michigan, with theirs being all blue, including accessories.
Source: Florida Gators Football
Florida Atlantic has added numbers to their white helmets.
- Florida Atlantic
Georgia State is now with Under Armour which means an entire new set of uniforms.
Source: Georgia State Football
Hawai’i has jumped on the matte-finish-helmet bandwagon.
- Hawai’i football
Indiana has a new alternate uniform in honor of former head coach Terry Hoeppner who died in 2007. The uniform includes a boulder-like coloring for the numbers and pants and a script wordmark across the chest.
- Indiana University
LSU has just a subtle change as the shoulder stripes are now shorter.
— Alex Liggett (@AlexDLegit) August 5, 2017
Maryland will wear a gold throwback uniform this season in honor of their 125th season.
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) August 21, 2017
Miami has new green and black jerseys and a black helmet.
Source: Miami Hurricanes
Michigan will go with an all-maize uniform in Week 1 against Florida.
Source: Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan State has added a white helmet
Minnesota is bringing back their “anthracite” uniform that was previously worn once in 2015.
- Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Source: Paul Lukas
Missouri’s white jerseys no longer have black shoulders
- Mizzou Football
The Naval Academy has new uniforms. The 6 stripes on the shoulders represent the 6 Naval fleets.
- Navy Football
Nebraska will wear 1997 throwbacks with faux-mesh numbers.
Nevada has new uniforms that also include a new matte-blue helmet.
- Twitter/Nevada Football
New Mexico State has a new all-black uniform.
North Carolina is joining Michigan by adding the Jordan Brand “Jumpman” logo to their uniforms.
The Tarheels took the brand promotion a step further by adding the Jumpman logo to their practice helmets.
Views from Day 6. pic.twitter.com/nvByPskMMq
— Carolina Football (@TarHeelFootball) August 8, 2017
North Carolina State will wear all black against Louisville.
- North Carolina State
Notre Dame will wear a “heritage uniform” against Navy that will be a tribute to Knute Rockne. The uniform even includes a gold faux-leather helmet.
- Notre Dame and Under Armour
Ole Miss also had their shoulder stripes shortened thanks to the new Nike jersey template.
- Ole Miss Football
Oregon will wear special “Stomp Out Cancer” uniforms against Nebraska
Oregon State has a new “11 Strong” uniform combination featuring black and grey.
Penn State will wear a 1960s-era throwback against Indiana. The biggest difference will be the helmets with numbers and a grey facemask.
- Penn State football
Purdue has a new chrome helmet.
Rutgers will wear a black uniform against Maryland.
San Jose State has switched to Adidas and now has an all-blue uniform. They also appear to have relegated gold to an accent color.
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— SanJoseStateFootball (@SJSUSpartanFB) August 29, 2017
Southern Miss has a new all-gold uniform.
- Southern Miss
Texas A&M has a new all-maroon uniform that, according to Adidas, has “a dual-color jacquard pattern that gives the illusion of two distinct luminous colors.”
Texas State has a new gold jersey with reflective letters and numbers.
— TXSTATE Equipment (@TXST_FootballEQ) August 15, 2017
Toledo has switched to Nike and the new uniforms include a lot of grey.
Just got a first look at the new Toledo Football uniforms from Nike. pic.twitter.com/Qa5nwMLj4g
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) July 2, 2017
Troy has a new chrome red helmet.
— TroyManagers (@TrojanEquipment) August 16, 2017
UCLA is now with Under Armour which brought back the full UCLA shoulder stripes
- UCLA/Under Armour
UNLV will be wearing a Randall Cuningham-era throwback helmet for their season opener.
- UNLV Equipment
Utah has new red, white, and black unis. The major difference is the removal of the mountain range graphic on the sleeves and replaced with the classic “Utah Stripe.”
- Utah Utes
UTEP has a new helmet for their Week 2 game.
Washington State now has red, white, and grey options for their helmet, jersey, and pants.
- Washington State Cougars
Western Carolina will wear special floral jerseys for their game in Hawai’i
- Western Carolina
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