The Missouri football program unveiled new uniforms this month that center around a consistent striping pattern and pay homage to some of the earliest conference championships in school history.
This marks the first significant uniform change for Missouri since 2012, when the Tigers received an overhaul with their move from the Big XII to the SEC. Those uniforms featured a sublimated tiger stripe pattern throughout, including in the numbers, sleeve cuffs, pants design and modernized helmet stripe.
Missouri replaced those helmet stripes with a traditional pattern ahead of the 2018 Liberty Bowl, and they’ve remained on the lid for the two seasons since. This pattern was a fixture on the Tigers’ helmet from 1956-2011 and is now a significant part of the new uniform design.
Both the home black and road white jerseys include those stripes on the sleeves, as well as down the side of the road white pants. The gold pants, which will be worn with the home black or road white jerseys – and presumably a gold alternate down the road – go in a different route, however.
That pattern is inspired by the Northwestern stripes Missouri wore on its uniforms in the late 1930s and early 1940s under legendary coach Don Faurot, the namesake of the Tigers’ football field. He led the program to three Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (later known as the Big Eight) titles between 1935-42.
Missouri’s new uniforms will make their on-field debut when the Tigers play host Central Michigan on Sept. 4. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. on SEC Network.
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