In its first year transitioning from Division II to the FCS, Abilene (TX) Christian football will take the field in 2013 with new uniforms that are FBS-worthy.
The Wildcats — entering their first year of a three-year apparel deal with Adidas — will rock all-black home uniforms with purple trim on both the “Wildcats” splashed across the upper chest and the jersey numbers (making for a very handsome tri-color combination). The road uniforms are an all-white that make the all-purple “Wildcats” and numbers really pop.
The best part of the new threads, however, is the helmet. A glowering wildcat that’s both traditional-looking yet in line with the trend toward bigger helmet decals stares out from either side of the lid. It’s a huge upgrade over the old “ACU” logo the program used to have.
Welcome to the FCS, Abilene Christian; many happy returns. Grade: A