Utah Utes football: Sleek black helmets revealed, Utes could showcase in Tempe

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Sept. 23, 2012 7:57 a.m.


    Well the cute uniforms might help recruiting, maybe, but I highly doubt the product utah is putting on the field, you know them more important thing, is helping recruiting at all. And based on utah's commits thus far it is pretty obvious. Just a question, why hasn't the younger lotuleili committed yet?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    2 bits,

    The Utes are 3-1 in blackout games. One was a huge win over TCU propelling us to the Sugar Bowl. One was a blowout to TCU when they were ranked 3rd in the country and we were 5th. The other two were wins over Wyoming and Oregon State.
    In 2010 at least part of the jersey cost was taken on by under armour. The uniforms were created to bring awareness to the fallen warrior organization - great cause and worth the extra dollars spent.
    The other years were most likely entirely financially taken care of by the UofU athletic budget. I agree, when they're only used for one game then it seems a little silly. That said, Utah wore different combinations for several games last year and plan to do the same this year.
    To compete in recruiting these days you simply have to have the bells and whistles ... I'm glad Utah is playing the game, the players love this stuff.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    @2 bits

    Under Amour provides the uniforms in exchange for free advertising and revenue dollars from merchandise.

    Also, Utah is 3-1 when wearing black. The one loss was to TCU in its Rose Bowl season.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    Maybe I'm just anti-change, but it seems like we debut new uniforms for a game (the pink uni's, camo uni's, etc)... we come out and play flat and get our buts kicked.

    What I'm wondering is... were does the football team get the money to buy these one-game-uniforms like the camo uniforms for armed forces day, pink for cancer awareness, etc?

    Sept. 22, 2012 1:19 p.m.

    Pendergast, the black won't absorb sunlight when the sun is down. Another of the brilliant realizations of discovering the world to be round.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    @ Pendergast

    The game kicks off at 8 p.m. and the jersey will still be white....

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 11:41 a.m.

    @ danielbd

    The war kittens were clad primarily in white when they played the Utes and Boise and look at the results.

  • Pendergast SLC, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 11:37 a.m.

    Wearing black in Tempe this time of year? Really?

    Its not exactly brillliant, but, hopefully it counteracts the awful yellow Az St sports.

  • nosaerfoecioveht NSL, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 10:47 a.m.


    Ummmmm you know the cougs are doing their first black out game this year right? They're just a few years behind.

    The Ute's new jerseys are awesome.

  • danielbd salt lake city, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    This just confirms what we already knew, the utes have joined the dark side, now it is even easier to see who the good guys and bad guys are in this state.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    You guys are correct. It's the white logo to go with the white jerseys and black pants.
    It's a pretty cool look and I love that the U is finally playing the game when it comes to more combinations for the players. Recruits these days care about this stuff, regardless of how trivial it may seem.

    Sept. 22, 2012 8:15 a.m.

    Two For Flinching, I think you're right. The picture I saw from someone the other day did have a white logo.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 5:12 a.m.

    I bet it's black w/ white drum and feather against ASU.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 21, 2012 11:25 p.m.

    This growing fascination with the use black color is getting far afield of the raditional Ute's red and white.