The look back at 2017 in uniforms continues with my Black Bears and a pair of Ivy League rivals!
Maine (4-6 overall, 3-5 CAA) gets a KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) award for using just two uniforms -- the same ones the Black Bears wore last year, although I prefer the earlier helmets (The 2000-15 "Maine" script and the 2015 half-season "M" logo) to the busy current version.
OK, this has nothing to do with uniforms, but indulge me for a moment: Maine running back Josh Mack was voted a first-team FCS All-American, but after his decision to transfer to an FBS school, Maine opted not to publicize his accomplishment. Hey, I don't like his decision to transfer, either (and let's face it, any athlete at Maine these days who has a half-decent season seems to want to get out of Orono), but the decision to pretend Mack doesn't exist is beyond petty and has a whiff of Orwell's "1984" to it. Ah, the thrills of being a Maine fan ...
Can't bear to be without Black Bear uniforms? Here you go: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011-13, 2001, 1997-99, 1985, 1976-84, 1975, 1974, 1965, more 1965, 1963-64, 1957-59, 1949-50, 1939-46, 1928-29. Rivalry week: Maine-New Hampshire. Inside the jersey: 2010-13.
Penn (6-4 overall, 4-3 Ivy League) changed its navy home jersey, with "PENN" replacing "PENNSYLVANIA" and maroon numbers replacing the white versions. Also note the "sleeves," which use the same striping pattern as Cornell's new home jerseys. These aren't bad or anything, but I prefer last year's home shirt. The road and gray alternates remain the same.
More Penn unis: 2015-16, 2014, 2013, 1995-99, 1992-94, 1983-84, 1981-82, 1979-80, 1971-78, 1970, 1965-66, 1956-64, 1954-55, 1948, 1935-38. Rivalry Week: Cornell-Penn.
Princeton (5-5 overall, 2-5 Ivy League), made one small, but needed, change, as the white pants now match the orange and black versions. I give the Tigers plenty of credit for not mixing and matching the uniforms so much; I like how the orange jerseys and pants are kept together.
More unis from Old Nassau: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 1996, 1993-95, 1994, 1987-90, 1984-86, 1975-77, 1979-83, 1970-72, 1956-57, 1955, 1949-54, 1947-48, 1945-46. Rivalry week: Dartmouth-Princeton.