There are a few absolutes when it comes to the tradition-rich football uniforms of the Nebraska Cornhuskers: there will be red, there will be white, and, for the past 45 years at least, there will be that ‘N.’ Not just any N. It’s called the football-N and it represents what has become one of the strongest brands in all of college football.
With the Huskers debuting a new alternate uniform this season for the first time in school history, the staff at Hail Varsity decided to take a look back at the last 60 years of Nebraska’s uniform history. When did Nebraska first use a helmet stripe? How have sleeve stripes evolved? When was the last time the Huskers wore a helmet that wasn’t white? What year did the red face masks debut?
The answers to all of those questions and more are below. And while every tweak and change of the past 60 years isn’t included, they will be soon enough. We’re committed to continuing to expand our database of uniform illustrations. But for now, take a look back at 60 years of Husker style:
(Illustrations by Quentin Lueninghoener)