This weekend, as part of the season-long celebration of college football’s 150th anniversary, Northwestern and Wisconsin will wear uniforms inspired by their respective teams in the 1890s when they play each other at Camp Randall on Saturday.
To create these throwback uniforms, Under Armour identified each of the Wildcats-Badgers games that ended in a tie, and used the 0-0 result in 1891 as the creative catalyst behind this year’s threads.
Both teams will wear minimalist uniforms, bringing a feeling of the earliest days of college football to the game. The “NU” and “UW” logos from their 19th century sweaters will appear on the Northwestern and Wisconsin jerseys and helmets.
Further elevating the old school look of the game, the number font for the Wildcats’ tops is based on the angles of the “NU” lettering that was used during that period. Badger players will also wear Black Spotlight cleats with chrome bottoms and white laces to give them a true throwback look.
Although Wisconsin holds the edge in the all-time series between the two schools, recent seasons have seen a more balanced rivalry with Northwestern owning a 7-6 advantage in the matchup since 2000. This season, the Badgers will be looking for payback after last year’s 31-17 loss to Northwestern when they host the Wildcats on Saturday, September 28th. Should be a fun watch.