Antiquated. Cartoon. Sun Belt. 1990s. These are the words that come to mind when the Memphis Tigers pop up on the TV set. The logo is out of date and looks like a middle schooler designed it. The blue is a nice foundation color to work with but the silver is terrible and makes the Tigers look like a Division II team.
The Owls removed the classic double white stripes from the shoulder pads recently and it might have been the wrong decision. Their current uniforms have some character with red bars down the side of the pants and some fancy trim around the neck. And changing the helmet logo from "Temple" to just the "T" was a great move. However, these unis still look a little out of date and like a MAC team.
The helmet shown here will be an alternate so take it with a grain of salt. But the overhaul of the plain gold and whites of the past was needed. Fans have yet to see these in action, so the jury is still out, but it certainly looks like UCF has taken a step in the right direction.
The change from green and gold helmets to the white ones and green shoulder pad markings was a great move. The look is cleaner and more like a power conference team. And the white tops coupled with the green pants (as shown) is easily the best uniform the Bulls have ever sported. Still, this wardrobe could use another upgrade as it still has hints of mid-major.
The all red alternates look terrible. The all blacks look like a C-USA version of the Bearcats. And the strange attempt at edginess on the side of the pants — that's what a Bearcat claw mark looks like? — doesn't exactly portray an air of national championship football. But this uniform has steadily gotten better as the years have gone on and the all whites look very sharp. Especially, when coupled with the metallic red alternate helmet.
The all blacks shown are alternates so it's not the normal look in New Jersey. However, these might be the Scarlet Knights' best helmet. The black matte helmet is slick looking and it works well with the all black tops and pants scheme. The normal all-red motif is very plain and unimaginative. Although, if this helmet is imaginative, maybe Rutgers should stick with plain and ordinary.
The new helmets and logos will certainly take some getting used to, but those all-white road uniforms with the all-white helmets look really smooth. The red trim isn't too heavy and gives the look just enough style without being over the top. We still need to see the new logo and strange metallic Cougar heads in action before deciding to keep them around for every Saturday showdown.
This team has a long way to go to become a power conference program but the uniform pictured here is awesome. The white shoulder pad trim and blue accents are true to the Pony Express while giving this team plenty of style. The white pants are plain but maybe should stay that way. The road whites look just as clean and it gives the Mustangs one of the better looking Saturday outfits in the league.
The redbirds' uniforms aren't one of the more classic wardrobes in the nation but Louisville has some swag for sure. The all-white road uniforms look excellent, the all-red home scheme (pictured) is slightly less smooth, but still stylish, and the helmets look good on anything. This team is largely the best at everything in the AAC and their Saturday style isn't any different.
Well done, UConn. You may not like the weird new front-facing helmet logo but no one can argue that the Huskies' new duds aren't a major improvement on their boring, plain and ancient looking uniforms. The added red trim have given this uniform an updated look and feel. And frankly, seeing something blue and white instead of red (and black) like every other team in this league gives UConn an edge. This is one of the better uniform remakes of recent memory and it makes the Huskies the best dressed team in the AAC.
All things considered, which AAC stadium is the best? The worst?
Fall Saturdays are special.
Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend in the fall, college stadiums become a staging ground for history.
Who are the greatest college running backs of the BCS era?
Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it.
So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest running backs of the BCS era have been. Here are the Top 50 ball carriers since the BCS was implemented in 1998:
Can anyone beat Louisville and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in 2013?
Louisville is a heavy favorite to win the Big East/American Athletic Conference in 2013. With quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returning, along with one of the conference’s best defenses, the Cardinals have a good opportunity to finish the season with a perfect 12-0 mark.
While Louisville is a clear No. 1, there’s a lot of debate about which team should be projected to finish second.
Can Rutgers' Savon Huggins finally have a breakout season?
The Big East doesn’t have many household names returning at running back for 2013.
Houston’s Charles Sims is one of the best all-around backs in college football and leads the way for the Big East in 2013. Joining Sims atop the rankings is UCF’s Storm Johnson, Connecticut’s Lyle McCombs and Rutgers’ Savon Huggins. McCombs had a disappointing 2012 season but should top 1,000 yards in 2013.
Teddy Bridgewater ranks as the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013.
With all of the teams coming and going in the Big East, the conference is clearly one in transition for 2013.
Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is clearly the No. 1 quarterback in the Big East for 2013 and should be one of college football’s top 10 Heisman contenders. After Bridgewater, there’s a drop-off to the No. 2 option.
Who are the greatest college quarterbacks of the BCS era?
Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it.
So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest quarterbacks of the BCS era have been. Here are the Top 50 signal callers since the BCS was implemented in 1998:
* - active, ** - not all seasons played in BCS era