Arizona to wear red helmets 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:

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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.