Illini football uniforms getting a new look?

Illini football uniforms getting a new look?
April 16, 2014, 10:00 am
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Vinnie Duber

Are these the new Illinois football uniforms?

A redesign of the Illini's look has been expected from Nike for a while now, and Tuesday, the Chicago Homer blog tweeted out a slew of images that could be what the orange and blue are wearing next season.

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Take a look:

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It's not a drastic departure from what they've worn in years past, with the biggest difference being the helmets. Yes, the Illini seem to officially be on the multi-helmet bandwagon. The home helmet in these pictures looks to be matte orange with a white "I," the white-on-orange harkening back to the days when "Illini" was on the helmets. The road helmet, meanwhile, is reverse, orange on white. A lot of teams have white helmets, but it's new for the Illini.

Some more pictures of the uniforms are popping up on social media, too.

What do you think of these? Share your thoughts in the comments below.