Earlier this year, the University of North Dakota announced they would be adopting “Fighting Hawks” as its new nickname to replace “Fighting Sioux,” which was dropped back in 2012.
Now, it looks like they will be going with a different look in their uniforms on the football field, at least for one game this year.
Over the weekend, team unveiled grey and green alternate uniforms they would wear at one point this upcoming year. Head coach Bubba Schweigert talked about how the new and contemporary uniforms will bring a new and updated look that will hopefully help in the recruiting process going forward.
“We always look to improve the perception of the program and this day and age uniform combinations and different options seem to appeal to kids,” Schweigert told the Grand Forks Herald. “It’s something you can show in the recruiting process. It’s something that grabs attention for young people.”
Schweigert also mentioned that his team won’t be debuting a grey helmet this year, but he certainly didn’t rule out the possibility of that happening. He did, however, mention that he hopes to have a helmet with the new Fighting Hawks logo on it on display this year.
“We’re working toward that process,” he said. “Our goal is to have that displayed when we take the field at Stony Brook.”
North Dakota opens the season on Sept. 1 against the Stony Brook Seawolves.