UNI WATCH: Cyclones wearing all white, including revamped white helmet, for first road trip

Last season, Iowa State wore a different uniform combination for each of the Cyclones’ 12 games. Matt Campbell made a point to revamp the team’s on-field image and the introduction of white helmets and an anthracite jersey/pant combination did just that.

When Iowa State visits Akron this weekend, the Cyclones will wear a different uniform combination for the 15th consecutive game. Cyclone Equipment unveiled a revamped white helmet Thursday morning to go along with all white joints for the Cyclones’ first road trip of the season.

That redesigned helmet is pretty damn slick. Some might say it looks the exact same as last season’s, but the I-State logo is a stencil rather than the traditional filled one. They’ve also switched up the stripes from gold to cardinal. In the words of American philosopher Gucci Mane, it is “icy.”

I know the topic of uniforms is something some people get tired of, but introducing new things to the image repertoire is crucial in today’s college football landscape.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.