The knight in armor idea to me is uniquely done and I think it’s done very well. Although I wouldn’t give the team three helmets, overall execution on a first of its kind design is done very well.
Rutgers released their new uniforms a couple of days ago, to extremely mixed reviews:
Personally, I find the “scarred” knight armor (shoulders/helmet) look to be pretty unique, and a cool way to reflect the mascot. The helmet itself is a thing of beauty, and it almost makes me wish Nike would’ve thought of something like this for Michigan State’s Pro Combats last year. I do think that 3 helmets for 3 uniforms is a bit much, though, especially considering that they’re not really all that different. Stick with the red facemask/stripe helmet, and that’s all they’d need. The font leaves a little to be desired, but overall, this is a pretty good look for Rutgers heading in to 2012.
For more photos and the story, head over to NJ.com.