Iowa State revealed some throwbacks that they'll wear for the annual Cy-Hawk game against Iowa, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the 1923 team, and oh boy, are they cool.
Here's a look at the unis, unveiled in a video on the team's website:
Old-timey football is the coolest, and these uniforms are just lovely. The colors are muted in comparison to Iowa State's sometimes garish gear, and the shirts do a pretty sweet job of mimicking the sweaters that used to get worn back in the day.
Obviously, they can't rock leather helmets like they did in the 20's, but the helmets with jersey numbers on the side are pretty decent:
1923 was the year Jack Trice played for the Cyclones. The namesake of Iowa State's stadium, Trice was the first black player in Iowa State's history, but passed away after injuries suffered in his second college game against Minnesota after spending the night at a racially segregated hotel.
Incidentally, Iowa and Iowa State didn't play that year, but they have played every year since 1977 after a gap of over 40 years. Although the Hawkeyes lead the series 39-21, including a 15-year run of wins from 1983 to 1997, the Cyclones have taken two in a row. They play Week 3 this year in Ames.