Thanks to its apparel deal with Under Armour, Northwestern will be wearing special Gothic-themed uniforms for the Homecoming game against Nebraska in two weeks.
Perhaps the most striking feature is the representation of the Arch, located at the campus entrance, on the back of the helmet. The intent of the uniform design is to include various features on campus. For example, the font on the jersey is the same one used for signs on campus.
According to the school, the "black-purple-gold color scheme is a nod to the school's colors of 'purple and old gold' before the University adopted purple as its only official color." Northwestern also used a heavy dose of black on its football uniforms under coach Gary Barnett in the 90s when it won back-to-back Big Ten championships and went to the Rose Bowl.
Here's a look at the Gothic stylings from various angles: