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Nebraska/Wisconsin seem to look more alike here than they do for real...though maybe that's just this medium vs. photos/game action.

Wisconsin has thinner sleeve stripes than Nebraska and yours seem to not catch that so much. Wisconsin's should be even thinner. Maybe dropping the black shadow on the W contributes too (but I totally support that).

Other than that, I think the board has two philosophies: 1. Wisconsin must overhaul because Nebraska was first and 2. There are some tweaks that could be done but ultimately we'll live with the similarities.

Going with #2: I favor one stripe on Nebraska's pants to match the helmet. One team should probably change to an even less-blocky font, but I love block and I don't want UW going to some loopy font. I'd consider superfluous double-outlining (white-on-red-on-white like the hockey team did until a few years ago). But if they ever consider that, they'd probably go to black outlining, which I do not want.

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A few tweaks I think need to be done.

Remove all of the black from Minnesota, it's not a school color and they simply don't need it.

Try something new with IU's pant stripe, right now the stripe makes them look too much like Oklahoma

And I don't think Illinois' golf pencil logo looks good on a helmet. I'd try their old Illinois text logo.

Great work still.

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I think the Illinois helmet should be orange with the current block I. I think Indiana would look better with their traditional IU logo. I like Northwestern's white helmets with a purple N. Wisconsin should use their alternate red helmet that is a negative of the white helmet to differentiate from UNL. Ohio State's shoulder numbers should be white. Testudo should be somewhere on Maryland's uniforms. Rutgers should switch gray for black. 7 of the 14 Big Ten Conference schools have some shade of red for their colors (Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin).

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Nebraska/Wisconsin seem to look more alike here than they do for real...though maybe that's just this medium vs. photos/game action.

Wisconsin has thinner sleeve stripes than Nebraska and yours seem to not catch that so much. Wisconsin's should be even thinner. Maybe dropping the black shadow on the W contributes too (but I totally support that).

Other than that, I think the board has two philosophies: 1. Wisconsin must overhaul because Nebraska was first and 2. There are some tweaks that could be done but ultimately we'll live with the similarities.

Going with #2: I favor one stripe on Nebraska's pants to match the helmet. One team should probably change to an even less-blocky font, but I love block and I don't want UW going to some loopy font. I'd consider superfluous double-outlining (white-on-red-on-white like the hockey team did until a few years ago). But if they ever consider that, they'd probably go to black outlining, which I do not want.

Bingo.

And Wisconsin's shade of red is a less saturated of red. It's closer to a true cardinal shade like what Stanford wears and leans ever-so-slightly towards a pink/magenta undertone, especially in certain lighting. Nebraska's red is a much brighter red and closer to a "truer" red, if that makes any sense.

The red used on UW's helmet stickers/decals is also NOTICEABLY much darker. Compare the Motion W to the facemask. With Nebraska, the N, stripe and mask are all the same red (lighting in the photo below makes the stripe look darker, but it's not).

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Also, you can probably get away with more use of black on Wisconsin. They already have the red helmets with black stripes and the Motion W has the black drop shadow. Traditionalists will tell you that black does not belong in Nebraska's uniform, other than perhaps as an alternate once a year.

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6 hours ago, Danny the Sheeb said:

Just one question:  Why black masks for Mississippi State?  There's no black elsewhere on either uniform.

 

 

I'm not sure, to be honest. I was just trying to differentiate all the different dark red over white teams... I guess I was going for a Minnesota Gophers thing. 

 

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I made that a while back now... I'd probably do something different now.

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