Since 1989, Illinois' helmets have looked like an impression of the old New York Giants lids. When your logo is not culturally appropriate to place on a helmet, there's not a whole lot more you can do.
Last season, though, the Fighting Illini experimented with a matte blue block "I" helmet, which CBSSports.com reports Monday the team will adopt full-time in 2013. Only, in orange.
See for yourself.
What do you think?