The Iowa State Cyclones are pressing ahead and into the future, trying the build the program into one that can compete with the best of the best in the Big 12.
While at it, however, the team is throwing it back to the Jack Trice era with a new set of 1920s uniforms. The iconic vertical stripes are the same worn by Trice when he became the first African-American player to ever line up as a Cyclones player. Trice died in 1923 after playing two games with the team. He had suffered massive injuries against Minnesota. In his honor, Iowa State named its stadium after him, and to this day it remains the only stadium in the nation named after an African-American.
The Cyclones will be sporting the throwback threads against intra-state and hated rival Iowa on Sept. 14 in front of the home faithful.
Iowa State’s players are obviously impressed with the threads (maybe not as impressed as Indiana’s players), but what do you think? Sound off in the comments section below!
[H/T: College Football Reddit]