Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013 AT 9:21 AM / Updated at 1:55 PM
Nebraska’s alternate uniform for UCLA game includes black jersey
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

The Huskers will be wearing black for their Sept. 14 home game against UCLA. Adidas just released the alternate uniform.

It’s a sleek-looking black jersey that has numbers in white — referred to as “stencil” numbers by adidas. There are white pants — a red “N” logo stamped on the front left hip — with a black stripe down the side. The helmet’s a matte white, split in half with a solid black stripe, displaying the traditional red “N” on each side. The face mask is red in front, but fades to black the closer it gets to the helmet.

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According to a Nebraska release, here’s what will make the uniforms so special on the field: “Adidas ShockWeb features engineered body mapping, which maximizes compression zones across the chest and sides, in a lightweight knit structure that provides a tight fit with enhanced range of motion.  Integrated CLIMACOOL mesh zones create airflow to keep players cool in every temperature.”

Adidas is referring to the uniforms as a new “Tech Fit” look. Once again, they’ll be unveiled in what adidas has coined as the “unrivaled game” — this year between Nebraska and UCLA (last season, it was NU-Wisconsin).

Here’s video of the Husker players reacting to the new uniforms:

Here’s the official release video for the new uniforms:

See player and fan reaction on social media:


About Jon Nyatawa

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: jon.nyatawa@owh.com. He welcomes feedback.