With the popularity of alternate uniforms growing in today’s college football landscape, it’s safe to say that not all fans bases are on board with the trend. In fact, some are completely against change when talking about their team’s traditional look.
But that won’t stop Nike, and it won’t stop programs like Oregon from basically revealing a new, modern look each and every week. Even teams like Ohio State, with an extremely strong tradition, have tested the waters as of late, unveiling blackout uniforms for the first time against Penn State this past season.
Tradition is everything in college football – it’s one of the things that best separates the game from its professional counterpart. It helps fuel rivalries and build community, eventually becoming a program’s identity.
Some programs have stronger traditions than others, and some fan bases are more protective of those traditions, especially when it comes to their team’s uniform. We’ve already discussed the most iconic helmets in college football, as well as the most iconic uniforms, but we’ve never discussed the fans who take pride in those looks.
Here are the 12 fans bases most protective of their uniforms.