Chrome Helmets, `Night in Navy' Introduced
Aug. 17, 2014
Uniform Photo Gallery By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FRESNO, Calif. - Last season the Fresno State football team introduced the Blackout concept for a set of new uniforms that was a hit among both the players and the Red Wave. This year, the Bulldogs will debut new all navy uniforms with a chrome helmet for their Oct. 3 game against San Diego State.
The chrome helmet is the highlight of the new uniforms unveiled Sunday and its debut will be a part of Fresno State's `Night in Navy' game when the Bulldogs take on in-state rival San Diego State on Oct. 3 in front of a national TV audience on CBS Sports Network.
Fresno State will be dressed in its new navy jerseys and pants for that game and also encourages the fan base to wear navy to that game in an effort to duplicate the blackout game in 2013 that saw a sold-out Bulldog Stadium completely covered in black. This year, Fresno State is looking to deck out Bulldog Stadium in navy.
The Bulldog Shop will begin selling `Night in Navy' t-shirts along with replica chrome helmets and chrome mini helmets in the near future.
In addition to the new chrome helmet and navy uniforms, Fresno State also rolled out its traditional red and white uniforms that have been upgraded from the look they've worn since the 2011 season.
The new jerseys - red, white and navy - are all Nike's new Modified NPC Speed Jersey.
The navy uniforms are currently being produced by Nike and will be shown when they arrive in the beginning of September.
Other Uniform/Helmet Alterations
With the exception of predetermined theme games - which are the Red Wave takeover on Sept. 13 and the `Night in Navy' game on Oct. 3 - the captains will pick the uniform combination that the team will wear at the start of each game week.
Fresno State's traditional red helmet also went through a little shake-up this year. The stripe that goes down the middle has been reversed to where it is wide at the top of the face mask and tapers off down towards the back into the traditional Green V that is on all Fresno State helmets.
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