Kansas football releases new black uniforms ahead of Illinois showdown

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A recent release from Kansas football on social media unveiled the black uniforms that the Jayhawks will wear against Illinois this Friday.

The Kansas Jayhawks announced some exciting news just two days removed from the football team’s season-opening 48-17 victory against Missouri State.

According to the KU Athletics Department, the Lance Leipold-led Jayhawks will don black uniforms next week against Illinois with the classic basketball ‘Circus’ font across the chest. Here are some photos on X (formerly known as Twitter) of the threads.

The helmets feature the 1941 Jayhawks logo, or the ‘Warhawk,’ which had been used in the past for football jerseys. They’re naming it ‘Blackhawk’ for the contest.

It isn’t the first time Kansas has sported black uniforms. Take a look at these monstrosities from a decade ago. Whether you like the jerseys or not, they are a massive improvement from those.

Kansas football quarterback Jalon Danielswho did not take a snap in Week 1 — suggested a blackout crowd for this Friday. It wouldn’t be out of the question to switch things up in what should be a huge crowd turnout. The Fighting Illini are set to travel to Lawrence to play game two at 6:30 p.m. CT.


The upcoming game could play a huge factor in KU’s potential bowl eligibility. Kansas travels to Reno to play the subpar Wolfpack of Nevada, so a win this week could mean the Jayhawks head into conference play undefeated and needing three more wins to reach the six-win threshold. Illinois narrowly took down Toledo 30-28 in its debut.

READ: Illinois announces starting quarterback

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