2023-24 College Football Uniform Preview (2024)

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The 2023 college football season begins in earnest this weekend, with 87 games across the Football Bowl Subdivision level between Thursday and Monday. With that, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all of the uniform, logo and field changes that have taken place this year.

But before we get started with the team-by-team breakdown, we most note a few changes that impact college football as a whole. That includes new sponsors for three bowl games, including the Pop-Tarts Bowl, 68 Ventures Bowl and Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl.

Mark your calendar because this football game is going to be 𝘾𝙍𝘼𝙕𝙔 𝙂𝙊𝙊𝘿!

The 2023 #PopTartsBowl is set for Thursday, Dec. 28 at 5:45 p.m. on @espn.

📰: https://t.co/6ArOESUC7f pic.twitter.com/nCpkZnjNXw

— Pop-Tarts Bowl (@PopTartsBowl) May 31, 2023

The 25th annual 68 Ventures Bowl game is set for Saturday, December 23rd at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN. The Bowl game will be played at Hanco*ck Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. pic.twitter.com/D5BGkV5yx3

— 68 Ventures Bowl (@68VenturesBowl) May 31, 2023

It's an amazing day! We can finally say…. Welcome to the Scooter's Coffee Frisco Bowl!!!#beamazing #scooterscoffee #friscobowl2023 #scooterscoffeefriscobowl #bowlseason @scooterscoffee @BowlSeason @ESPNEvents pic.twitter.com/f0JymHEjpc

— Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl (@FriscoBowlGame) July 31, 2023

Pop-Tarts replaces Cheez-It as the sponsor of one of the two bowl games at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium, while 68 Ventures steps in for LendingTree of the annual postseason game in Mobile, Ala. The Frisco Bowl did not have a sponsor last season, meanwhile.

Additionally, the Birmingham Bowl, Camellia Bowl (Montgomery), Cure Bowl (Orlando), Holiday Bowl (San Diego), L.A. Bowl, Military Bowl (Annapolis, Md.), Myrtle Beach Bowl and New Mexico Bowl are all currently without title sponsors.

Elsewhere, Nike’s Vapor F.U.S.E. template – which debuted with Oregon in 2019 and was used by Georgia and Ohio State in last season’s College Football Playoff – is now widespread after a three-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comparison between Nike’s Vapor Untouchable and Vapor Fusion templates: pic.twitter.com/Uk9eAytUjc

— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) August 18, 2019

adidas and Under Armour also have new templates, though the former (PrimeKnit A1 Ghost) is restricted to select programs and the latter (unnamed) is used by Group of Five schools. adidas also changed its manufacturer’s mark and no longer includes the wordmark below the three stripes.

Finally, the Heisman Trophy Trust unveiled an updated logo for the Heisman Memorial Trophy, which is widely considered the most prestigious individual award in college football. It was designed by our friends at Joe Bosack & Co.

Now to the team-by-team changes across the country…


Boston College

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The Eagles will celebrate their 125th season this fall with a commemorative logo, which will be worn as a decal on the back of their helmets.

Florida State

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The Seminoles simplified their garnet home and white road jerseys, moving the tribal pattern – which incorporates symbols for arrow, man on horse and fire – that was introduced with their previous set from the sleeve caps to the cuffs.


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The Cardinals have , replacing their primary logo at the 50-yard line with the retro “Heisman Bird.” They have also slightly altered the wordmark on their jerseys.

Miami (Fla.)

Although they haven’t been released, sources have indicated that the Hurricanes will have new black alternate uniforms this season. It would replace their “Miami Nights” alternate uniforms with a more traditional design.

N.C. State

This one’s gonna be a classic#1Pack1Goal pic.twitter.com/8LB7ogwCuj

— NC State Football (@PackFootball) July 8, 2023

The Wolfpack have also simplified their uniforms this offseason by removing the striping pattern from the shoulders, though the sublimated state flag on the side of the jerseys and the wordmark on the pants remain.

Wake Forest

The new turf has us ready for fall 🏠

🏟️: https://t.co/ViwRWD3l0F pic.twitter.com/AEY0JcVrVs

— Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) February 10, 2023

The Demon Deacons installed a new turf playing surface at Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium this offseason, updating the logo at midfield and wordmarks in the end zone to the athletic department’s current branding, which was unveiled in 2019.

Big Ten


We decided our fate. #Illini // #HTTO // #famILLy pic.twitter.com/egBMhG1Brv

— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) August 20, 2023

After making small tweaks to their helmets last season, including the reintroduction of a white facemask and a white stroke around the Block “I” and stripe down the middle, the Fighting Illini unveiled new home and road uniforms this offseason, complete with UCLA stripes on the sleeves and matching pants.


#WallpaperWednesday 📲 pic.twitter.com/z06GfKFIxL

— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) August 10, 2023

The Hoosiers have promoted their Bill Mallory-era throwback uniforms to full-time status, though they have removed the faux-mesh in the wordmark and numbers of both their home crimson and white road jerseys.


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The Terrapins have promoted their iconic “Script Terps” throwback uniforms to full-time status and added an all-black alternate, which will make its debut against Virginia on Sept. 15.

Michigan State

New Threads. 🧵🧵

And introducing for the first time the 𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒅𝒐𝒘 uniform.#RELENTLESS pic.twitter.com/bPzRtGGhPw

— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) July 28, 2023

The Spartans introduced new green home, white road and black alternate uniforms, which feature a Greek key pattern on the helmets, sleeve caps, collar and pants. They’ll also celebrate the 100th season of Spartan Stadium by wearing a commemorative decal on the back of their helmets.


Serving and giving is a HUGE part of our culture. Tonight Megan and Braxton flipped the script and had a little gift for us…

Debuting this fall⬛️❕ pic.twitter.com/YlE82Lm0AI

— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) August 17, 2023

The Golden Gophers will wear a black helmet for the first time in program history this fall, presumably with their black alternate jerseys that were introduced last season. It features a maroon Block “M” on both sides, an oar down the middle and a maroon facemask.


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The Cornhuskers will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Memorial Stadium by wearing blue-accented throwback uniforms against Northwestern on Oct. 21. They also unveiled a modernized version of their Herbie Husker logo, though it doesn’t appear on their uniforms.

Ohio State

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The Buckeyes will wear all-gray alternate uniforms, which feature scarlet numbers and are slightly darker than their standard gray pants, during their Nov. 11 game against Michigan State.


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The Boilermakers have promoted their Drew Brees-era throwback uniforms to full-time status, while sources indicate they will introduce a complementary road set for this season.

Additionally, Purdue will wear a helmet decal in remembrance of senior associate athletic director for performance and sportsmedicine Doug Boersma, who passed away in June at the age of48.


Note: BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF will now have a Big XII patch on their uniforms as new members of the conference.


New uni’s 🔥#Bearcats | @iconsolar pic.twitter.com/oriiVTN4yp

— Cincinnati Football (@GoBearcatsFB) August 8, 2023

After switching from Under Armour to Nike this offseason, the Bearcats unveiled new home and road uniforms, which feature a “Cincinnati” wordmark across the chest, contrasting collars and cuffs and the “C” paw logo on the sleeves.


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The Cougars will celebrate the city of Houston by wearing Oilers-inspired alternate uniforms for the season opener against UTSA on Sept. 2.

Iowa State

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The Cyclones will once against honor Jack Trice, the first black athlete in school history, by wearing 1923 throwback uniforms against TCU on Oct. 7.


A new look for a new era 🔥 pic.twitter.com/b7WInwHTAZ

— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) July 8, 2023

The Jayhawks introduced new royal blue home and white road uniforms for 2023, both of which feature a large “Kansas” wordmark across the chest and classic stripes on the sleeves. Interestingly, it’s the same stripping pattern long used by in-state rival Kansas State.

Kansas State

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Speaking of the Wildcats, they have installed new turf field at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, though the design remains mostly the same, aside from the purple Powercat logos and Wildcats wordmark along the sidelines.

Oklahoma State

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The Cowboys unveiled new orange home, white road and black alternate uniforms this offseason that combine their Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas-era striping pattern with a modern font.


During a virtual town hall meeting with fans and reporters this offseason, athletic director Chris Del Conte said the Longhorns won’t wear any alternate uniforms under his watch.

Texas Tech


A Ŧhrowback inspired by the 1960s.
Worn by the great Donny Anderson.#WreckEm | @UAFootball pic.twitter.com/TWsmj1qK1g

— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) August 21, 2023

The Red Raiders will wear 1960s throwback uniforms during their Sept. 16 game against Tarleton State, complete with a Double “T” pattern in the numbers and a patch above the nameplate with a vintage masked rider on a horse. They also replaced the turf at Jones AT&T Stadium and Cody Campbell Field with a new design featuring white lettering in the end zones.


New era of UCF Football
New gold helmet pic.twitter.com/SSlQe2F2Qj

— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) May 23, 2023

The Knights unveiled a new helmet design featuring an updated shade of gold, which better matches the numbers on their black home uniforms that were introduced last year, as well as their new “Light Mode” uniforms, which are white with gold numbers. UCF is also set to unveil another space-themed uniform prior to its Nov. 11 game against Oklahoma State.

West Virginia

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The Mountaineers will wear new gold “Country Roads” alternate jerseys in the 106th Backyard Brawl against Pittsburgh on Sept. 16, though it’s unclear what helmet and pants they’ll be paired with.



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The Wildcats will wear new Military Appreciation uniforms, which feature blue jerseys with camouflage accents on the numbers and sleeve caps, against Utah on Nov. 18.

Arizona State

Sneak peek at the new 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗦 👀#ForksUp /// #teamadidas pic.twitter.com/abrrYyhbTH

— Sun Devil Football (@ASUFootball) July 19, 2023

The Sun Devils simplified their home and road uniforms by moving the sublimated sunburst and star on the state flag from the shoulders to the sides. They also introduced a new black alternate uniform, which features glow-in-the-dark outlines around the number and will be worn against Colorado on Oct. 7.


Bears in the building 😤#GoBears pic.twitter.com/HvThzLlsBC

— Cal Football (@CalFootball) July 20, 2023

After six years with Under Armour, the Golden Bears will once again be outfitted by Nike this season. Their overall look didn’t change much, with the Sather Stripe still on the sleeves and pants, but they have returned to glossy helmets after previously wearing matte blue lids. Cal also replaced the turf at Memorial Stadium with a new design featuring a script “California” in the end zones.


Big first day of camp MOOD. #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/uuS0I0D2QW

— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) August 1, 2023

The Cardinals removed the black stroke around the numbers on their home cardinal and white road jerseys, which were added to their uniforms ahead of the 2018 season.


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Although they won’t begin Big Ten play until 2024, the Trojans have added a B1G logo patch to their jerseys for recruiting photoshoots. Of course, this won’t appear on the field for another season.


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The Huskies made some subtle changes to their uniforms, including removing the gold stroke around the numbers on their purple home jerseys and adding a tapered striping pattern to the pants. Those changes will also be reflected on the home version of their “Husky Royalty” uniform, though they haven’t been officially unveiled.



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The Gators will wear all-black alternate uniforms, which feature the script wordmark on the chest, against Arkansas on Nov. 4 and have fixed the “master stripe” on their orange alternate pants, though they won’t be worn this season.


Did someone say to drop the new unis? pic.twitter.com/66xovbcCy2

— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 3, 2023

The Wildcats unveiled new blue home and white road uniforms that feature a subtle checkerboard pattern on the collar rather than the sleeves, which now feature the secondary wildcat head logo. They also added a silver stroke around the numbers.


In an effort to combat the heat and humidity in Louisiana, the Tigers will be among the first programs to wear air-conditioned helmets during practices and games this fall.

Mississippi State

New Threads for 2023 🔥#HailState🐶 pic.twitter.com/xz5ACLBS22

— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) July 18, 2023

The Bulldogs underwent significant changes this offseason, removing gray from the sleeves and pants stripes of their maroon home and white road uniforms. They also dropped the banner wordmark on the chest in favor of the “M” State logo at the base of the solid color collar while replacing that logo on the helmets with a “State” script.

Mississippi State will also wear 1998 throwback uniforms against Kentucky on Nov. 4 in honor of the 25th anniversary of their SEC West title. Those uniforms featuring an interlocking “MSU” on the helmets and sleeves and a “Miss. State” wordmark on the chest.

Feelin’ like ’98 🔥#HailState🐶 pic.twitter.com/ecOhgZeyCI

— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) August 15, 2023

Lastly, sources have indicated the Bulldogs plan to introduce a new black alternate uniform for a to-be-determined game this season that feature a “State” wordmark across the chest and a sublimated cowbell pattern inside the white numbers.


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The Tigers have added a “Mizzou” wordmark to their home black jerseys and flipped the colors in the numbers to bring them in line with their white road and gold alternate jerseys.


Although they haven’t been officially unveiled, the Volunteers will wear new “Smokey Grey” alternate uniforms for an undetermined game this season. The uniforms feature orange shoulder yoke and orange numbers and will be paired with the usual “Smokey Grey” helmet.


⚓️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/WqwySOsong

— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) August 14, 2023

The Commodores unveiled new uniforms for the second year in a row, this time dropping the “Vanderbilt” wordmark on the chest and shoulder stripes for a simplified look with solid white numbers and a deeper shade of gold on the helmets and pants. They also flipped the colors of the “V” on the helmet to match their brand guidelines.


Notre Dame

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The Fighting Irish wore alternate uniforms that featured Gaelic-style patterns on the sleeves for their 42-3 win over Navy in Ireland on Aug. 26, and will debut new green alternate uniforms against Ohio State on Sept. 23.

American Athletic Conference

Note: Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA will now have an American patch on their uniforms as new members of the conference.


new threads#GoNavy | #RollGoats pic.twitter.com/8D5BQcW77t

— Navy Football (@NavyFB) July 21, 2023

The Midshipmen introduced new uniforms that pay homage to the Roger Staubach era, with gold UCLA stripes on the shoulders and gold numbers. The blue home jerseys are similar to what they wore during the 2019 Army-Navy Game, albeit with a “Navy” wordmark added to the chest.

Additionally, the Midshipmen wore an alternate uniform featuring a Celtic knot pattern on the shoulders during their 42-3 loss to Notre Dame in Ireland on Aug. 26.


Welcome to the Blue Hair Angry Era 😎#RollWave | #NOLABuilt pic.twitter.com/XWIvFJorXQ

— Tulane Football (@GreenWaveFB) July 26, 2023

The Green Wave made a slight modification to the design of Benson Field at Yulman Stadium, painting the crest of their “Angry Wave” logo at the 50-yard line in light blue instead of white to match the end zones.


New Era – New Drip 💧🔥 pic.twitter.com/xZTnkXcRh6

— UAB Football (@UAB_FB) August 9, 2023

The Blazers marked their move to the American Athletic Conference by unveiling new green home, black alternate and gray alternate uniforms, all of which feature an Under Armour catalog design across the chest. The black and gray jerseys also include a traditional striping pattern on the sleeves and lime green accents.

Conference USA

Note: Jacksonville State, Liberty, New Mexico State and Sam Houston will now have a C-USA patch on their uniforms as new members of the conference.


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The Panthers will wear new black “Miami Vice” alternate uniforms, which feature palm tree graphics with pink and light blue accents, against UTEP on Oct. 11.

Louisiana Tech

Fresh Season. Fresh Look. pic.twitter.com/9tqAOKMGbi

— LA Tech Football 🏈 (@LATechFB) July 20, 2023

The Bulldogs returned to a familiar look this offseason by adding modified Northwestern stripes to the sleeves and pants, reminiscent of what the program wore from the 1990s through the mid-2010s.

New Mexico State

The dawn of a new season.#AggieUp x #HHLP pic.twitter.com/yJslJBMFsv

— New Mexico State Football (@NMStateFootball) August 26, 2023

The Aggies have added a new white helmet to the rotation this season, which made its debut in their 41-30 loss to UMass on Aug. 26. They hadn’t worn a white helmet since 2008.


Entering the three-stripe era.#RiseUp915 | #PicksUp pic.twitter.com/pXDqGPDkmf

— UTEP Football (@UTEPFB) July 11, 2023

The Miners switched from Nike to adidas and introduced new uniforms, which feature the team nickname across the chest and bolder sleeve stripes than their predecessors. UTEP will also wear 1980s throwback uniforms during the home opener against Incarnate Word on Sept. 2.

Western Kentucky

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The Hilltoppers introduced new red home, white road and black alternate uniforms, which feature a consistent and traditional striping pattern across the helmets, jerseys and pants.

Mid-American Conference

Ball State

"Dancing Charlie" takes center stage at Scheumann Stadium for 2023 @BallStateFB season!

📰: https://t.co/X2Usb1d2zz pic.twitter.com/HdGNcYhyfw

— Ball State Sports (@BallStateSports) August 15, 2023

The Cardinals have replaced their primary logo at midfield of Scheumann Stadium with the full-bodied “Dancing Charlie” logo, which was their primary mark from 1965-90.

Mountain West

Air Force

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The Falcons will honor the Doolittle Raiders and the B-25 bomber with their annual Air Power Legacy Series alternate uniforms, which will be worn at Navy on Oct. 21.

Colorado State

Green. • Gold. • 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐭.
🟢 🟡 🐏pic.twitter.com/lFXL6U5tBE

— Colorado State Football (@CSUFootball) June 17, 2023

The Rams scrapped their previous uniforms, which featured horns on the sleeves and their nickname on the pants, in favor of a more traditional design with Northwestern stripes on the sleeves and pants.

Fresno State

New threads 🧵🥶#GoDogs ✖️ #Elevate pic.twitter.com/yCvMRomU7K

— Fresno State Football 🏆 (@FresnoStateFB) July 18, 2023

One small change for the Bulldogs, who have added a green “V” to the base of their collar as a representation of the San Joaquin Valley and the importance of agriculture in the region. It has appeared on the back of their helmets since 1997, as well.


For Maui 💚#MauiStrong x #BRADDAHHOOD pic.twitter.com/cMY09eDnfO

— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) August 25, 2023

The Rainbow Warriors have added a Maui decal to the back of their helmets in support of those impacted by the wildfires in Lahaina, which killed at least 115 people earlier this month.


remind you of anything?🤔#BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada pic.twitter.com/3Ey9LFEq4x

— Nevada Football (@NevadaFootball) July 28, 2023

The Wolf Pack unveiled new uniforms that pay homage to their mid-2000s design, with a crescent-shaped shoulder design and oversized numbers. They also added a classic striping pattern to their silver helmets.

San Jose State

The Spartans moved from adidas to Under Armour this season, but their new uniforms aren’t a significant departure from their previous design, although the numbers, wordmark and shoulder logos are now gold instead of white.


You’re always with us, Ryan❤️#LLRK47 pic.twitter.com/mmXrG61tOp

— UNLV Football (@unlvfootball) July 12, 2023

The Rebels will honor former defensive lineman Ryan Keeler, who passed away from a fatal heart condition in February at the age of 20, by wearing his No. 47 on their front helmet bumper.

Utah State

𝙏𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝘼𝙜𝙜𝙞𝙚 𝘽𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙨 🤘🥶 pic.twitter.com/DEOffOSTrQ

— USU Football (@USUFootball) August 11, 2023

The Aggies introduced new home uniforms that feature white UCLA stripes on the shoulders, matching the road design unveiled prior to last season.

Sun Belt

Arkansas State

Another 𝑳𝑶𝑶𝑲 into Media Day and these new uniforms🔥😮‍💨#WolvesUp x #ADifferentBreed pic.twitter.com/L8LZEU7tRL

— Arkansas State Football (@AStateFB) July 20, 2023

After unveiling new white road uniforms in 2022 that include UCLA stripes on the sleeves and pants, the Red Wolves will have a matching black home set this season.

Georgia Southern

Under the lights 🔜#HailSouthern pic.twitter.com/cNcVZhJbkH

— Georgia Southern Football (@GSAthletics_FB) August 5, 2023

The Eagles installed new turf design at Paulson Stadium that features blue end zones with white lettering and the program’s “GATA” rally cry in the bench areas on both sidelines.

Old Dominion

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The Monarchs will wear their vintage “racetrack” logo on their Hudson blue alternate helmets during their Sept. 23 Homecoming game against Texas A&M-Commerce.

Southern Miss


The finishing touches are going down on the new turf 👀

🎟️ https://t.co/6o2bGOQMwT#AIE | #SMTTT pic.twitter.com/fwNnxXC0Hy

— Southern Miss Football (@SouthernMissFB) June 26, 2023

Lastly, the Golden Eagles replaced the turf at M.M. Roberts Stadium with a new design that places their primary logo at midfield, replacing the stacked wordmark, and features bolder end zone lettering.

For an in-depth look at the changes at the FCS, Division II and Division III levels,head over to our friends at the Auburn Uniform Database.

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