Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
With it being Veteran's Day weekend, the Pac 12 came out with a decent amount of Red, White and Black! (Apparently for the Military). Two of the usually stalwart-traditional teams dressed in alternate uniforms that supposedly honor the troops.
Washington did a blackout with a flag W on the helmet. UCLA pulled a similar flag logo, but used all blue for their uniforms and the helmet appears to use the dark navy blue that they sometime use as an accent color. The royal blue uniform does not appear to be a color that they have used in the recent past. While I love flags, I personally find using the flag as a "pattern fill" for complex logos like UCLA to be really graphically annoying. It takes an already hard to discern visual and makes it impossible.
And then the teams that were not overtly military seem to be sticking to their red/white uniforms: Arizona, Utah, Stanford and WSU all went for the most red and white versions of their livery.
ASU did a Blackout like Washington, but nothing in the uniform was specifically military.
Cal went light gray.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Week 10 was a pretty sedate week. The home teams—by and large— all did traditional color unis, while the road teams kept to traditional whites.
The only teams to do ANYthing remotely different were Oregon and WSU. And even then, both these combos were "off-the-shelf" mix and match combos from the past. Oregon went full "Stormtrooper" white out with sparkly helmet, which has become a tradition when playing at the LA Coliseum (They usually pull a Ninja/blackout when playing USC at Autzen) Washington State was the only team with gray this week and they went full-on gray, which is completely appropriate for them since gray is a color of theirs. (Colorado and WSU are both some of the few teams that do legitimately have gray as a school color)