With 15 starters back, hopes are high for Northwestern to contend for the Big Ten title. The Wildcats open the year on the road at California and plan to wear an alternate white helmet in that road contest.
For the first time since 1980, a white helmet will be atop the Wildcats’ uniform – at least for the season opener. Maybe these will make an appearance or two later in the year? Overall, not a bad look for Northwestern.