Jason Cloutier, one of our Twitter followers who works for ESPN, send us a photo from the set of the Scott Van Pelt Show. As you can see, the new UMass helmet is on display. This is the first time we’ve seen a real-life version of the helmet. Cloutier mentioned that the UMass helmet will be part of a “rotating collection” to appear on the show and will show up from time-to-time.
The Summer 2012 edition of UMass Magazine features a cover story on UMass Football making the move to FBS play. In the magazine is an ad for UMass season tickets which appears to reveal the new Minutemen uniforms. As we’ve thought, they are black-on-black. Although it would seem odd for UMass to reveal the uniforms in this way, our own Bob McGovern has followed up with a few people, and this will be the color scheme this season. You can check out the story on the football program in UMass Mag here. You can also see the full-page ad for [...]
We have been hearing for a few months that the Minutemen are planning on changing their wardrobe, and by the sound of things, the new threads are in the closet. While at the Meet-and-Greet at the UMass Club in Boston, I asked Coach Molnar about the new uniforms, and he said that UMass fans would be in for a “surprise” and that there would definitely be a change. He wouldn’t go into it further, and we haven’t heard anything about a release date since then. However, Mike Wegzyn, while tweeting about the new EA Sports NCAA ’13 game, mentioned that [...]
For some reason, the University of Massachusetts has always had an awkwardly tough time in the branding department. There was that whole Grey Wolves fiasco, the oddly Patriotic helmets, and, of course, the greatest battle of them all: UMass-Amherst vs. UMass. With football making the upgrade, fans of the Maroon and White have been cautiously wondering: “What are we going to look like when we run out on the field next year?” The Spring Game did’t exactly serve as a turf runway for next season’s fashion. The jerseys still had the CAA emblem on them, and the helmets still had [...]