A week ago we had the story of Northern Illinois looking for input on its new field design. The Huskies offered six choices.
Some were bold...
Some were not...
In the end, NIU went with an design somewhere in between.
Northern Illinois's design joins a trend - which we love - of non-flagship universities putting their state's silhouette on their field or court.
East Carolina football:
Texas A&M basketball:
Texas Tech basketball:
Since Northern Illinois has been the Land of Lincoln's most consistent program this decade, we applaud this bit of flag-planting.