When Nebraska takes on the Wisconsin Badgers this Saturday, the Cornhuskers’ uniforms will look a bit different than usual, with more of a retro vibe. Nebraska announced in July that it would be rocking these throwback uniforms that pay tribute to the 1997 Cornhusker team, which won the program’s fifth national championship. These babies are pretty sweet, to say the least.
The official release has more on the concept behind the throwbacks, emphasizing the old traditional way the numbers used to be designed:
Centered around a one-to-one recreation of the mesh jerseys worn during the 1990’s, Adidas designers were able to recreate the visual aesthetic and texture of the traditional numbers by utilizing a new framis screen-printing technique that also allows for flexibility and movement. Additional detailing for the retro look includes the classic white pants and the traditional white Cornhuskers helmet that features a classic red “N” logo on the sides and accented with player numbers featured in red the back of the helmet.
When comparing the two uniforms side-by-side, they look pretty similar:
The 2017 season marks the 20-year anniversary of the ‘97 Husker team, which went 13-0 and defeated Tennessee in the Orange Bowl to claim the national title.
These uniforms should be pretty dope to see in person on Saturday, to say the least.