The Nebraska football program unveiled a brand new throwback uniform that the Cornhuskers will wear on Saturday, Nov. 10 when they take on the Illinois Fighting Illini. The uniforms have been dubbed the “Memorial Tribute” alternates featuring the adidas Primeknit A1 technology.
Nebraska’s throwback look is set to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
From the press release:
2018 marks 100 years since the culmination of World War I (WWI). The new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the WWI, while also celebrating Memorial Stadium. The venue was originally named Memorial Stadium to honor the more than 700 Nebraskans who died in WWI and those who served in the Civil War, Spanish-American wars. Memorial Stadium also honors Nebraskans who have served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and more.
It’s a simple, clean look that features a throwback-style helmet with decals that emulate stitching from the leather helmet days.
To complete the head-to-toe look, the team will wear a replica contemporary form 1923 helmet, complete with cream-white stitched strapping details, along with traditional black adizero 5-Star and FREAK cleats.
The back of the jersey reads, “Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game. In the deed the glory.”
You can check out more photos of the throwback look below, via the official Nebraska Twitter account.