Illinois Football Uniforms

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Personally, but I can't be alone, I can't stand a tricolor set. Any combo with a color repeating is better in my eyes
I suppose I am sympathetic to your argument. However, on the flip side I hate when we move toward acting/dressing like orange and white our our two primary colors. This is a huge reason why I hate the current white and orange default basketball uniforms, as they have orange/white lettering with no outline on a white/orange jersey. The lack of navy gives off Tennessee vibes.

And on that note, I love that we are one of the RELATIVELY few schools in the major college sports world that have two bold primary colors (i.e., not one main color and an accent color). Looking at just the new Big Ten and SEC...

DEFINITELY DO NOT QUALIFY
Indiana (red and white)
Michigan State (green and white)
Nebraska (red and white)
Northwestern (purple and white)
Penn State (navy and white)
Rutgers (red and black/white)
Wisconsin (red and white)
Alabama (maroon and white)
Arkansas (red and white)
Kentucky (blue and white)
Mississippi State (maroon and white/gray)
Oklahoma (maroon and white)
South Carolina (maroon and white)
Tennessee (orange and white)
Texas (orange and white)
Texas A&M (maroon and white)

IN BETWEEN - LEAN DO NOT QUALIFY
Ohio State (red and gray)
Georgia (red and black/gray)
Vanderbilt (black and gold but way more emphasis on black)

IN BETWEEN - LEAN QUALIFY
Maryland (red and yellow but way more emphasis on the red)
Purdue (black and gold but gold is used as somewhat of an accent, IMO)
Washington (purple and gold but more emphasis on the purple)
Ole Miss (blue and red but a lot of emphasis on white and gray)

DEFINITELY QUALIFY
ILLINOIS (orange and navy)
Iowa (black and yellow)
Michigan (navy and yellow)
Minnesota (maroon and yellow)
Oregon (green and yellow)
UCLA (blue and gold)
USC (maroon and yellow)
Auburn (navy and orange)
Florida (blue and orange)
LSU (purple and yellow)
Missouri (black and puke-colored gold)

And just looking at that last category, I just really personally like some of those tri-color away sets myself:

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But I definitely respect where you're coming from. Personally, I think if we had navy numbers on our jerseys (with an orange outline), I would prefer the orange pants. However, with our current orange helmets and bright orange numbers on our away jerseys, there is barely any navy, whether we wear orange or white pants.
 
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I suppose I am sympathetic to your argument. However, on the flip side I hate when we move toward acting/dressing like orange and white our our two primary colors. This is a huge reason why I hate the current white and orange default basketball uniforms, as they have orange/white lettering with no outline on a white/orange jersey. The lack of navy gives off Tennessee vibes.

And on that note, I love that we are one of the RELATIVELY few schools in the major college sports world that have two bold primary colors (i.e., not one main color and an accent color). Looking at just the new Big Ten and SEC...

DEFINITELY DO NOT QUALIFY
Indiana (red and white)
Michigan State (green and white)
Nebraska (red and white)
Northwestern (purple and white)
Penn State (navy and white)
Rutgers (red and black/white)
Wisconsin (red and white)
Alabama (maroon and white)
Arkansas (red and white)
Kentucky (blue and white)
Mississippi State (maroon and white/gray)
Oklahoma (maroon and white)
South Carolina (maroon and white)
Tennessee (orange and white)
Texas (orange and white)
Texas A&M (maroon and white)

IN BETWEEN - LEAN DO NOT QUALIFY
Ohio State (red and gray)
Georgia (red and black/gray)
Vanderbilt (black and gold but way more emphasis on black)

IN BETWEEN - LEAN QUALIFY
Maryland (red and yellow but way more emphasis on the red)
Purdue (black and gold but gold is used as somewhat of an accent, IMO)
Washington (purple and gold but more emphasis on the purple)
Ole Miss (blue and red but a lot of emphasis on white and gray)

DEFINITELY QUALIFY
ILLINOIS (orange and navy)
Iowa (black and yellow)
Michigan (navy and yellow)
Minnesota (maroon and yellow)
Oregon (green and yellow)
UCLA (blue and gold)
USC (maroon and yellow)
Auburn (navy and orange)
Florida (blue and orange)
LSU (purple and yellow)
Missouri (black and puke-colored gold)

And just looking at that last category, I just really personally like some of those tri-color away sets myself:

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Uni-Timeline-banner-1.jpg


But I definitely respect where you're coming from. Personally, I think if we had navy numbers on our jerseys (with an orange outline), I would prefer the orange pants. However, with our current orange helmets and bright orange numbers on our away jerseys, there is barely any navy, whether we wear orange or white pants.
With as much yellow as shows on the Fichigan helmet, I'm not sure it really qualifies as a true tri-color.
 
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I will say that my gripe must be in-part due to the design. Blue numbers on the white jersey helps bridge the visual gap that the orange numbers make look silly.

That being said, I quite like the design and am fine sacrificing any tri-color sets.

The modern basketball uniform is clearly from the same directive as the Lovie era football unis. Much more minimalistic, no outlines, which does struggle to convey two prominent colors beyond white.
 
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With as much yellow as shows on the Fichigan helmet, I'm not sure it really qualifies as a true tri-color.
That's fair, but they also use navy numbers on the white jerseys. A comparison to ours would be if they had yellow numbers with a navy outline, which would kind of make it look like their colors are just yellow and white on TV. And that is my main issue with any Illini football set that doesn't have prominent navy and orange somewhere.
 
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To the right of Tommy Touchdowns is what the OWB combo will look like with our uniform. Really wish Nike would have given us blue numbers on our white jerseys to at least differentiate the set a tad more from Syracuse.
Big fan of that, myself. Slightly OT, but while I thought the Beckman Era uniforms were all over the place with the color combinations to the point where we truly lacked an identity as a program in about every conceivable way :ROFLMAO: ... the white uniforms with navy pants was one of the better looks with that set:

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I suppose I am sympathetic to your argument. However, on the flip side I hate when we move toward acting/dressing like orange and white our our two primary colors. This is a huge reason why I hate the current white and orange default basketball uniforms, as they have orange/white lettering with no outline on a white/orange jersey. The lack of navy gives off Tennessee vibes.

And on that note, I love that we are one of the RELATIVELY few schools in the major college sports world that have two bold primary colors (i.e., not one main color and an accent color). Looking at just the new Big Ten and SEC...

DEFINITELY DO NOT QUALIFY
Indiana (red and white)
Michigan State (green and white)
Nebraska (red and white)
Northwestern (purple and white)
Penn State (navy and white)
Rutgers (red and black/white)
Wisconsin (red and white)
Alabama (maroon and white)
Arkansas (red and white)
Kentucky (blue and white)
Mississippi State (maroon and white/gray)
Oklahoma (maroon and white)
South Carolina (maroon and white)
Tennessee (orange and white)
Texas (orange and white)
Texas A&M (maroon and white)

IN BETWEEN - LEAN DO NOT QUALIFY
Ohio State (red and gray)
Georgia (red and black/gray)
Vanderbilt (black and gold but way more emphasis on black)

IN BETWEEN - LEAN QUALIFY
Maryland (red and yellow but way more emphasis on the red)
Purdue (black and gold but gold is used as somewhat of an accent, IMO)
Washington (purple and gold but more emphasis on the purple)
Ole Miss (blue and red but a lot of emphasis on white and gray)

DEFINITELY QUALIFY
ILLINOIS (orange and navy)
Iowa (black and yellow)
Michigan (navy and yellow)
Minnesota (maroon and yellow)
Oregon (green and yellow)
UCLA (blue and gold)
USC (maroon and yellow)
Auburn (navy and orange)
Florida (blue and orange)
LSU (purple and yellow)
Missouri (black and puke-colored gold)

And just looking at that last category, I just really personally like some of those tri-color away sets myself:

hi-res-528575_crop_north.jpg


FEqqQhFVkAMNYMh.jpg:large


Uni-Timeline-banner-1.jpg


But I definitely respect where you're coming from. Personally, I think if we had navy numbers on our jerseys (with an orange outline), I would prefer the orange pants. However, with our current orange helmets and bright orange numbers on our away jerseys, there is barely any navy, whether we wear orange or white pants.
I have a couple of nitpicks

1. South Carolina is a black and garnet school
2. Bigger nitpick, I think Vanderbilt, Washington, Purdue (as well as Notre Dame) should be in separate "in football two bold colors, otherwise gold is an accent color" category. These schools have metallic gold helmets and it more noticeable than an accent color, in addition Minnesota's metallic gold helmet is down "liquigold" like Baylor's helmet from the early 2010s.
 
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