Northern Illinois’ moment on the big stage wouldn’t be complete without some snazzy new uniforms for the Orange Bowl on January 1st, and the Huskies rolled them out on Thursday.
As you can see, NIU will be sporting red pants for the first time ever. Adidas has also tweaked the lettering to be gray and added red sleeves with the school’s Huskie logo on the right one. The helmet has also been modified with a smokey red facemask.
As evidenced by the video below of the uniforms being unveiled, the players are absolutely ecstatic about them. Remarked one: “We waited a long time for some new uniforms; it’s a blessing.”
We wouldn’t go that far but do think it’s a sharp look for the school’s first-ever BCS bowl. Grade: A-