The Hoosiers will take the field wearing black for the first time in decades on Saturday against Akron, per the official Indiana football Twitter:
It’s the first time Indiana has worn since the Oval Era back in 1997, when the Hoosiers trotted out onto the field in these:
September 20, 1997: The infamous “black jersey” game vs Kentucky. The jersey experiment under head coach Cam Cameron would be retired for good following a 49-7 loss to the Wildcats. #iufb @IndianaFootball Photo: @IUBArchives pic.twitter.com/VsbrvfkWzI— IU Artifacts (@IUArtifacts) September 20, 2018
The Hoosiers’ previous alternates for the past two seasons have been throwbacks to the Mallory Era that have since become the program’s full-time uniforms (with some slight alterations) during the 2023 season.
It’s the latest in a line of... creative alternate gear for football, a list that includes the Mallory throwbacks, whatever on Earth that was in 2020 and the beautiful chrome domes (bring them back I am begging).
Indiana isn’t alone either, multiple adidas schools have been given black uniforms with the “ghost” branding this season.
How do you feel about this year’s alternates? Let us know:
How do you feel about the black alternate uniforms?
No thank you!