Arizona to wear red helmets against ASU

Arizona breaking out new red helmets to pair with red uniforms for rivalry game against ASU.

First copper, now red? Apparently so, as Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne tweeted Sunday that the Wildcats will break out red helmets Friday night for the Territorial Cup game against Arizona State:


Arizona, which normally alternates white and navy helmets, also introduced a copper lid earlier this year as a salute to the state's copper mining tradition. Arizona previously wore red helmets from 1968-71 and from 1977-80.

The school also unveiled a "Red Out" campaign to go along with the new helmets, with fans urged to wear red Friday night for the rivalry game at Arizona Stadium.

Fan campaign aside, Arizona has started the week by stealing just a bit of the spotlight. Seeing as how it was Arizona State that started the uniform war last year with a massive unveiling of uniform/helmet combinations that have since been mixed and matched liberally, it will be interesting to see what happens in Tempe on the apparel front this week.

Your move, Sun Devils.