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Nebraska’s 2017 alternate uniforms are a blast from the past

There was speculation that Adidas would be releasing some throwback uniforms for the Nebraska football team to wear in 2017. The teaser videos that were dropped showed a mesh number look and what appeared to be something very similar to what the 1997 national championship team wore.

Wonder no longer. Nebraska is reviving history.

Considering that this season marks the 20th anniversary of the 1997 championship squad, this led some to believe that the uniform change might stick around for the entire seasn. For those that aren’t wild about that prospect, there’s good news.

Nebraska will be wearing these as a one-time alternate when the Wisconsin Badgers come to visit Lincoln on October 7.

Let’s take a closer look at what Adidas rolled out for the Big Red this year.

Most of the standard look remains on the TECHFIT compression baselayer while the aforementioned mesh numbers give the jerseys that retro look without the old-fashioned looseness adorned by Scott Frost, Ahman Green and others.

The stripes that were seen on the 1997 jersey sleeves have instead been moved to the underarm sleeves giving the aesthetic nod, but not cluttering up the shoulder space.

The front honestly looks a bit bunched with the Adidas, Big Ten and traditional Nebraska patch so close together already.

The gloves add a good combination of modern technology and a nod to the past with the patch as seen above. The standard adizero 5-Star 5.0 gloves offer a four-way stretch mesh for a compression fit and the hands feature GripTack allowing for a better opportunity to cradle passes despite any weather that the Huskers may have to deal with when the Badgers come to town.

Nebraska and Adidas worked to make sure the finest details weren’t left out as the pants have no stripes and the team will wear all black adizero and FREAK cleats to simulate the throwback look.

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