Nov 9, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini linebacker Jonathan Brown (45) on the sidelines during the third quarter during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Indiana won 52-35. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois to wear helmets honoring military on Saturday vs. Ohio State (Photo)


With Saturday being Military Appreciation Day, college football teams throughout the country are re-designing their uniforms slightly to pay homage to the men and women that currently serve and have served in our Armed Forces. It’s one of the nicest gestures in all of sports, and is definitely a sight to behold.

On Saturday, the Illinois Fighting Illini will welcome the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes into Champaign for a Big Ten showdown, and they’ve announced they’ll be tweaking their helmets just a bit to honor the military.

 

Not only are they honoring the military, they’re honoring their own that have given their lives for this great country that we live in.

Again, while we sometimes poke fun at uniform tweaks that we see from some teams, something like this is more than welcome and the schools that participate deserve some special recognition for their efforts.

 

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