November 20, 2012
This Saturday, the University of Arizona takes on rival Arizona St. While this isn’t the Red River Rivalry, U of A and Arizona St. have had a history of playing hotly contested intense games. In preparation for Saturday’s game, the University of Arizona, which usually wears white and navy helmets, had decided to wear all red ones. The red helmets will match the all red uniforms the team struts out from time to time. The last time the Wildcats wore red helmets, the year was 1980. U of A wore red helmets between 1968 and 1971 as well as between 1977 and 1980.
The red helmet idea comes after the team wore all copper helmets earlier this year to represent the state of Arizona’s copper mining tradition. Because the players will be wearing all red, the school is asking all fans who come out to the game to wear all red. The “red out”, as the school is calling it, shows the school’s desire to take a big game from their state rivals, and giving the Wildcats an 8-4 record, making them bowl eligible.
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Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: The first time Notre Dame wore their traditional green jerseys, what team did they beat? Answer to come tomorrow.
Thursday’s answer: A Bison.