Northern Illinois is getting in on the new-uniform craze in college football.
The Huskies will be wearing special "Corn Fest" uniforms for the Aug. 28 season opener against Presbyterian at Huskie Stadium.
Check them out:
From NIU's release:
In addition to recognizing the region’s agricultural roots, the special Corn Fest jerseys worn by the Huskies during the season opener will be auctioned online to benefit three worthy local causes. Proceeds from the auction will be split among the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb, Boy Scout Troop 33, and the Canaday Family, a local family whose eighth-grade son, Christopher, was born with pulmonary atresia and has had 34 surgeries during his young life. Meanwhile, Christopher’s father, Mark, an NIU employee, is battling esophageal cancer.
The uniforms are bit out there, but you can't argue against doing something for charity. Well done, Huskies.