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Illinois Unveils New Helmet for 2013


Illinois had a miserable 2012 season, recording a 2-10 mark in coach Tim Beckman’s first year in Champaign. But the offseason has been relatively positive for the Fighting Illini, especially with the commitment of Oklahoma State transfer quarterback Wes Lunt, who will be eligible to play for Illinois in 2014.

And then there’s the helmet change. Illinois’ helmets weren’t awful, but this updated look for 2013 is an improvement.

According to, here’s the new helmet for the Fighting Illini: