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Courtney Martinez | | August 20, 2015

Wild style

Much like the fashion trends that emerge when schools start back, college football teams sometimes need a fresh look to start the new season. takes a look at 10 of the best gridiron fashion updates and a few honorable mentions—whether it's a good or bad decision.

Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes announced in January that it would be making the jump from Nike, its partner of more than 27 years, to sign a new 12-year deal with Adidas set to begin Sept. 1.

After months of speculating what new designs the partnership would create, the anticipation finally ended in July when Miami revealed its newest look.

The uniforms come in orange, white and green combinations and incorporates "The U" tradition throughout the jerseys, pants and accessories. Plus the uniforms were revealed at an exclusive invite-only party at a South Beach nightclub.

It doesn't get more Miami than that.

San Diego State Aztecs

San Diego State is embracing its mascot's namesake with an Aztec-inspired theme for the 2015 season.

The design is inspired by the infamous Aztec Calendar and will be featured on the helmets, sleeves and pant legs. The Aztecs will sport the black jersey-pant combination at home and the white jerseys during away games.

While the calendar failed at predicting the end of the world, San Diego State hopes it won't fail in the Mountain West.

Vanderbilt Commodores

Vanderbilt has been known recently for its slogan "Anchor Down" so it shouldn't come as a total surprise that its newest look adheres to the theme.

At its annual fan event Dore Jam on Sunday, the Commodores unveiled their alternate "Deep Water" uniforms for the 2015 season.

While the uniforms are sleek and offers a different color scheme, the most impressive part of Vandy's new look is definitely the helmets, which features an anchor design with a chrome-glaze and gold facemask.


Georgetown may be known as a basketball powerhouse but the football team is looking to turn some heads with its new uniforms.

The Hoyas' uniforms incorporate the kente-cloth pattern on the jersey's sleeves and helmets. Georgetown fans will recognize the pattern popularized during Allen Iverson's time playing college basketball for the Hoyas. The basketball team will also bring back the pattern with its court design later this year.

Northwestern Oklahoma State

Division I schools aren't the only ones releasing updated looks. Division II member Northwestern Oklahoma State is joining in on the fun too.

As reported on, the Rangers will introduce a bold new helmet, one they can claim may be the coolest helmet in college football regardless of division.

With the red pistols and mysterious Ranger on the back of the helmet, how can they not? The Rangers definitely get style points for creativity with these helmets.

Honorable Mention: Michigan Wolverines '70s throwbacks

Throwback jerseys have become a trend lately and it appears Michigan is jumping on the bandwagon.

The Wolverines will sport a classic 1970s all-white look for road games.

While the throwback idea isn't original, it's still worth the mention, especially if Jim Harbaugh thinks they're worth it. continues its list of best gridiron fashions here, including Tennessee and UCLA.


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