SEATTLE – It’s not a surprise that the Oregon Ducks have ended up on a new list of the best and worst football uniforms. With multiple styles and colors of helmets, jerseys and pants, the Ducks’ fashion sense has been the talk of college football for a few years now, whether you like them or not.
What may be surprising to some is the Washington State Cougars uniforms were named one of the nation’s worst by an expert panel put together by the Wall Street Journal.
The main reason the Cougs' uniforms made the list was because of the font used for their numbers.
"It's strange because the uniform has a classic design, but the font is trying to be modern," said graphic artist Josh Vanover "It clashes."
The panelists loved Oregon’s uniforms, specifically the yellow jerseys with the duck wings on the shoulders. Vanover said he loved the creativity and that there should be an element of fun in uniforms.
Also making the best uniforms list was Michigan, Maryland, Colorado and Virginia Tech. Joining WSU on the worst list was UCLA, Clemson, Baylor and teams using red and whites, such as Wisconsin, Indiana and North Carolina State.