Thursday, October 22, 2015

Northeastern Huskies (1973-75)

With Halloween approaching, we'll focus on the gone-but-not-forgotten members of the football graveyard for the next few posts.

We'll start with Northeastern, a team that couldn't decide if gray should be part of its color scheme or not, as you can see from the examples above. From the 1950s through the '80s, the Huskies wore gray pants some years and jettisoned them the others. Perhaps they just a tossed a coin in the pre-season?

Northeastern in action in 1974, still wearing the 75th anniversary patch from '73.
Also of note is the special patch Northeastern wore to celebrate the school's 75th anniversary. The patch's logo was given big play in the school's Cauldron yearbook:

What's strange is that the patch was worn for the 1974 season, too. Best guess is that no one felt like removing the patch and besides, fans would notice only the funky-for-the-70s, all-lowercarse "nu" part.

The backside of Northeastern's road uniforms at UNH in 1975.
Some more doggie treats from Northeastern: 2008-091989-90, 1982-86, 1976-771963-68.

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