Iowa Reveals Blackout Uniform For Wisconsin Game

By RossWB on November 8, 2022 at 9:46 pm
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'Tis the season... for the days to get shorter, the nights to come sooner, the temperatures to get colder, and for Iowa football to dust off their all-black uniform combination for a game in November. 

all-black unis

If this look seems familiar, it should -- as best I can tell, this is the exact same look that Iowa wore in 2019 against Minnesota. 

credit: © Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports2019 Iowa all-black unis

Iowa wore a very similar look last year, also against Minnesota: 

credit: © Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK2021 Iowa all-black uniform

The only difference? Last year didn't have a gold stripe down the pant leg; the 2019 look (and this year's) does. 

As you probably recall, Iowa also wore all-black uniforms in 2015: 

credit: © Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY SportsIowa 2015 all-black uniform

And, of course, 2017, in an instantly iconic look that they have never once re-visited for completely inexplicable reasons. 

credit: © Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY SportsIowa 2017 all-black uniform

In addition to an all-black uniform -- which, yes, really just amounts to wearing black pants with their traditional home jersey -- Iowa will also have a modified tigerhawk on their helmets on Saturday. 

USA tigerhawk

This too is not a new look -- Iowa's worn the same modified stars-and-stripes-themed tigerhawk in games around Veterans Day for the last few seasons. This Friday, November 11, is Veterans Day. 

Overall, this remains a pretty solid look and perfectly fine for a one-off uniform during the season. It would be nice to see Iowa try something a bit more creative with an alternate uniform look next season, though. In any event, hopefully Iowa can pick up only their second win over Wisconsin at Kinnick Stadium since 2008 this Saturday -- that would be worth celebrating, regardless of what uniform Iowa is wearing. 

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