The Indiana football program will pay homage to the most-successful era in school history by wearing throwback uniforms against Cincinnati on Sept. 18.
The uniforms, which are part of adidas’ reverse retro collection, mirror those worn by the Hoosiers under late head coach Bill Mallory from 1987-96. During this period, Indiana went 58-54-3 and reached six bowl games, including wins in the 1988 Liberty and 1991 Copper bowls.
The crimson jersey prominently displays “HOOSIERS” across the chest above white numbers outlined in black. Both the wordmark and digits feature a faux-mesh pattern.
Indiana’s white pants include a large crimson stripe sandwiched between two black stripes, while the crimson helmet features the Block “I” on both sides, a white and black striping pattern down the center and a black facemask.
Kickoff for the Hoosiers’ game against the Bearcats is set for 12 p.m. on ABC or ESPN.
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