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Mizzou will wear all-white uniforms against BYU at Arrowhead Stadium

The Missouri football team will wear white helmets, jerseys and pants.
The Missouri football team will wear white helmets, jerseys and pants.

The Missouri football team calls it a tradition: wearing special uniforms for games at Arrowhead Stadium.

The athletic department noted that in 2007, the Tigers wore white jerseys and gold pants for its game against Kansas (it was likely the biggest football game between the schools as No. 4 Missouri beat No. 2 Kansas 36-28) at Arrowhead. A year later, MU had gold jerseys, and then came “Nike Beast Mode” uniforms in 2009.

On Thursday, Mizzou announced that the football team will wear all-white uniforms for Saturday’s game against BYU at Arrowhead. It is something that the team decided upon before the season.

Take a look:

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Among the subtle changes: The Mizzou on the front of the jersey is larger, the numbers have tiger stripes and the facemask is chrome.

This is from Missouri’s news release:

Prior to the season, Mizzou Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment Don Barnes came up with a uniform concept that Mizzou had never worn: a white base jersey-pant combo with black numbers and an anthracite Tiger stripe overlay accompanied by a white helmet equipped with a chrome secondary Tiger logo and facemask. The uniform combination will also feature gloves with the anthracite Tiger stripe pattern. Sticking with tradition, Barnes and the entire football staff decided that Arrowhead would be the perfect place to unveil the new uniform combination.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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