Indiana to wear new alternate uniforms for homecoming game

Indiana football is further adopting the basketball program’s iconic candy stripe look.

The Hoosiers will wear new candy stripe alternate uniforms for their Oct. 15 homecoming game against Nebraska, the school announced Wednesday.

Photos of the alternate set, produced by Adidas, show a red uniform with candy stripes on the sleeves and a large interlocking IU trident on the chest plate. The white numbers include hints of the stars and torch on the Indiana state flag, while a script Indiana logo runs down the leg of the white pants.

The uniform set also features a red helmet with white numbers. Those numbers, too, feature hints of the state flag.

The candy stripe alternates are the latest addition to the football program’s growing wardrobe. Indiana wore white and silver Adidas uniforms in last season’s Old Oaken Bucket game at Purdue, and again in this year’s season opener at Florida International.

And this isn’t the first time Indiana football has incorporated the candy stripe look.

IU has also introduced a handful of new helmet designs in recent years, including the candy stripe chrome design that the team wore most recently in Saturday’s win over No. 17 Michigan State. Indiana players have also taken the field for pregame warmups this year wearing candy stripe shorts.

The homecoming contest between IU and Nebraska will kick off at 3:30 p.m.

Photos of the uniforms can be found below: