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All-red potential Badgers football uniforms get mixed reviews : Ct

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cheap christian louboutin In an image from Twitter, Wisconsin receiver Kenzel Doe wears an all-red uniform during a photo shoot.

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cheap christian louboutin Three seasons ago, the Wisconsin football team wore two different uniform combinations: red tops at home and white tops on the road, always with a white helmet and white pants.

cheap christian louboutin The Badgers have occasionally brought out red pants to wear on the road ( see the Rose Bowl after the 2012 season ) and a custom uniform for that season's game at Nebraska .

cheap christian louboutin But until the start of the 2013 season, the Badgers stuck mostly to the old-school approach to simple uniforms.

Last year, in Gary Andersen's first season as Wisconsin head coach, the team wore five different uniform combinations thanks to the addition of two new red helmet styles — one a mirror of the traditional white helmet and the other adding black stripes.

That may have been just the beginning.

The Badgers have 72 possible uniform combinations — two jerseys, two pants, three undershirts, three helmets and two shoes-and-socks sets. For a photo shoot last week, the equipment staff put together 20 different combinations to choose from.

Takes a lot of gear to cover 20 possible uniform combos in a photo shoot #Badgers

— Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) June 11, 2014

Unless NCAA rules suddenly allow for teams to change uniforms at halftime, the Badgers can't wear any more than 15 different combinations for games next season; they have 12 regular season games plus the potential for up to three postseason games (conference title game and either a bowl game or the new national playoff system).

The same goes for Oregon, which has 210 different combinations , not counting shoes, socks and undershirts.

But the big idea in the college football uniform shuffle is marketing, both to fans and potential recruits .

For Wisconsin, two potential new combinations introduced on Twitter last week were generating the most interest from the media.

Haven't seen this look for #Badgers before...

— Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) June 11, 2014

All red you say? @kdoe_3 #Badgers

— Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) June 11, 2014

The reaction to the cardinal red-dominant uniform was all over the map.

Nick Bromberg of the Yahoo! Sports Dr. Saturday blog saw potential: "We're not too fond of monochrome uniforms, but this isn't bad by any means. Maybe they'll wear them against Nebraska and we'll all have a red-and-white overload?"

He wasn't the only one professing a dislike of monochromatic looks.

Jerry Hinnen of : "So ... will these looks pop up on the field in 2014? Crystal ball says no — mono-red is more an N.C. State thing, and any monochromatic look isn't going to be this writer's favorite regardless — but where college football and Adidas are concerned, you don't rule anything out."

Brent Yarina of : "Other than all-white, monochromatic designs are hard to pull off. I’m not a big fan of them, but they make sense on Homecoming and other important weekends. Also, young fans and recruits seem to like them a lot, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Wisconsin mixes in the all-red in 2014."

The website wasn't convinced: "Our verdict: There’s a little too much red for our liking. To the point where it resembles a cherry popsicle. Grade: C" writer Jack Jorgensen also pointed out the North Carolina State connection, but wrote that marketing is a big part of the idea here.

"Again, in relation to the rest of the uniform changes that have been implemented thus far this offseason, these probably rank at the bottom of the list, and I’m not sure a lot of people would mind if they just scrapped the idea altogether and forgot that this ever happened," Jorgensen wrote .

"But, in the end, it’s all about marketing the product and despite some probably not being all that happy about the change, there will be just as many folks that will purchase the replicas when they hit the shelves."

Badgers fans might not be running out to buy red pants, but they had mixed opinions on social media, too.

@BadgerFootball I love you but that looks pretty bad and it'll look so much worse on the field

— Michael Rose (@THEMichaelRose) June 11, 2014

@BadgerFootball @kdoe_3 I like it, should do that for a game this season #Badgers

— Michael Brunner (@McBrun3) June 11, 2014

@BadgerFootball @kdoe_3 Always wanted this look. Love it. Except use the red helmet with the black stripes.

— Steam Sports (@Steam_Sports) June 11, 2014

@BadgerFootball #RedPantsAtHome

— David Roberts (@GBDavid9) June 11, 2014

@BadgerFootball please no red on red, it does not work well!

— Hermann Torquemeir (@brad_italiano) June 11, 2014

@B5Q Like any uniform change - old people will hate it, young people will be fine with it, players will love it

— akschaaf (@akschaaf) June 11, 2014

Here's the photo gallery from the Badgers' photo shoot. Which uniform combination do you like best? Is all-red a bold move or a non-starter for you? Do you think there's a generational gap in play? Let us know in the comments below.

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Tags Ncaa , Adidas , Wisconsin Badgers View (12) Comments (12) Comments Report Abuse ghost - June 17, 2014 8:12 pm I think the UW should use a little science in its uniform selection. Irregular black and white (or red and white) vertical stripes, like a zebra, would actually provide a competitive advantage on the line. Like with zebras, it would confuse the other side about where one player stopped and another player began, making it easier to open or conceal holes in the line. Now, you think I'm not being serious, but look at what evolutionary biologists say about the advantages the stripes provide to a herd of zebras... Reply Report Abuse happydays - June 17, 2014 7:10 pm could it be the model? A good body will always make clothes look better Reply Report Abuse Runrunrun - June 17, 2014 4:50 pm Ugly, just plain ugly.The Badgers have always, with one or two exceptions, worn Cardinal and White at home. Keep the traditional uniform colors as they have been for over 100 years. Do you see USC, Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas, PSU, Florida State, Florida, i.e." the big boys" becoming pawns of Addidas, etc. The red helmet is ok but forget about the monochrome combination. There is nothing to be gained from a marketing standpoint. Who is going to buy a pair of red football pants? The combination is ugly and flies against a 100 year tradition. The team will look like a bunch of blood clots running around the field. Throw this combination in the marketing dumpster where it belongs. Reply Report Abuse Rua - June 17, 2014 2:54 pm Compared side by side with the red and white I like the all red. Reply Report Abuse Honorary Kentucky Colonel - June 17, 2014 2:33 pm Does this mean we'd be rooting for the "Cardinal & Cardinal?" I say keep it Cardinal & White, no need to change for change's sake. Do the latter and the end game is that of the most tasteless of the tasteless; the Oregon Ducks. Qvack! GO BADGERS!! Reply Report Abuse gorman - June 17, 2014 1:59 pm Change is hard, especially for an old fart like me. Keep the white pants and the red or white jersey. On Wisconsin! Reply Report Abuse Bootman - June 17, 2014 1:51 pm The "new" RedSkins Reply Report Abuse number6 - June 17, 2014 1:35 pm Gag me. Reply Report Abuse RichardSRussell - June 17, 2014 1:14 pm Scope out the Maryland unis some time. Nothing Wisconsin has ever contemplated even comes close to that level of sensory overload. Reply Report Abuse ABDGRFN - June 17, 2014 12:56 pm UW should work to improve their schedule, and their recruiting. Then I agree with bargehaul. Reply Report Abuse bargehaul - June 17, 2014 11:50 am as long as you keep winning nobody will know what color you wear. Reply Report Abuse brauf33 - June 17, 2014 11:21 am How would Wisconsin's all-red combination match up with the rest of the nation? I ranked all of the new uniforms in College Football for 2014: Reply Add Comment You must Login to comment. Click here to get an account it's free and quick

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