After a couple of years full of uniform hoaxes, I honestly wasn’t sure what to believe when a pink Oregon Duck helmet popped up on my Instagram account this morning. Thankfully, I just happened to be headed to post practice interviews where I did in fact confirm the news.
Here’s a little tidbit: You can always get an idea what uniforms the Ducks may be rocking on Saturday, but the shoes they practice in on Thursday (to break them in). Today, there were plenty of big pink Duck feet waddling out of practice- making this gridirongirl very happy.
Coach Helfrich explained that several of the players had gotten together and suggested the team honor Breast Cancer awareness month by wearing pink. From there, he said, Nike sort of “Oregon-ized it.” Nicely played Coach, nicely played.
The Ducks will wear Pink Helmets, gloves, socks and shoes to highlight their black uniforms. As an added bonus, some of the Nike helmets will be auctioned off after the game, with all proceeds going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which honors the former N.C. State women’s basketball coach who died of breast cancer in 2009.
So with all that Pink, what should you wear? Black. This week’s fan color calls for an full-Autzen blackout! Win The Day!
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