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Indiana football set to wear black alternate uniforms against Akron

Not the oval but these are fine.

CREDIT: IU Athletics

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:

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?

  • 30%
    Love them!
    (21 votes)
  • 36%
    They’re fine
    (25 votes)
  • 13%
    (9 votes)
  • 19%
    No thank you!
    (13 votes)
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