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Illinois exploring new helmet options


While it is unclear whether the helmets will be used next year, Illinois has been prominently displaying a few new style helmets for recruits during their visits.

Sports information director Derek Neal says that "While our coaches have been displaying those for recruits, those are just options we’ve been exploring for new helmets, no decisions have been made yet on helmet, uniform changes, or if there will even be a change.”

The featured helmets highlight "Illini" in the same style that had been used previously for "Illinois" along the side of the helmet, and also features a matte blue style helmet with an Illinois "I" as well.

The helmets displayed also feature three different colors of face masks in navy blue, orange and white for an additional change of pace.