— Purdue Athletics (@PurdueSports) June 4, 2014
Seemingly every school is trying to one up each other right now with their football helmets. Some have gone with shiny, metallic lids. Others have chosen matte paint jobs. Carbon fiber and camouflage are popular as well. Colors are bright, logos are big. Subtlety is becoming a thing of the past.
The Purdue Boilermakers will be debuting a new helmet during the upcoming season that won’t look dramatically different than what you’re used to seeing, until you view it close up.
The athletic department announced students who purchase a VIP card (includes season tickets for football and men’s basketball) by June 10 will get their photo inside the logo on the football helmet. Granted, you wouldn’t be able to spot your picture as you’re watching the game from the stands or on television, but still pretty cool.