ASU unveils 'Desert Ice' alternate uniforms with bold copper accents
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University and adidas unveiled on Thursday the Sun Devils' new Desert Ice alternate football uniforms that will debut when the Sun Devils take on Texas A&M at NRG Stadium in Houston in their Sept. 5 season opener.
The special edition uniform pays homage to the state's nickname and identity as the "Copper State." The Desert Ice design is centered around an oversized polished copper version of the pitchfork, which is highlighted with a metallic outline and prominently featured on the helmet and pants.
Additionally, the jersey features a polished copper shoulder pad design that incorporates a pitchfork spike theme into the stripes. To complete the look, the helmet and jersey feature matching polished copper numbers with metallic black outlines.
Copper, one of Arizona's '5 C's' -- Cattle, Copper, Citrus, Cotton and Climate -- was introduced as an official school color as part of a university-wide rebrand in 2011. The 5 C's represent the top driving forces that launched the economy and eventually the statehood of Arizona. Since 1910, Arizona has produced more copper than the other 49 states combined, lending to the name of the "Copper State."