Michigan State football hints at new black alternate helmet?

Michigan State football helmet (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Michigan State football helmet (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

A day of excitement and good news for Michigan State football got even better as the team hinted at the emergence of a black helmet.

The good news just keeps getting better for Michigan State football fans.

Just a few days after landing their second four-star recruit from New Jersey in the 2021 recruiting class, Spartan fans got the news that the 2020 football season would be coming back on Oct. 24, reversing course from the previous ruling to postpone until the spring.

So far, it’s been a pretty good week for those who cheer for the green and white, but a new color may be added to that mix for the 2020 season.

Michigan State football’s official Twitter account leaked an interesting new look for the Spartans which I, along with many others, have been wanting for years: matte black helmets.


Now this is something that all fans can get behind as opposed to those neon-striped helmets that have been completely ruined (as if they weren’t already by the hideous oversized “State” across the front of the jersey) thanks to a blown game against Illinois last fall which pretty much ended the Mark Dantonio era as we knew it.

These, though. These are slick.

Black is a good alternate color that most teams can pull off and it doesn’t even have to be part of the main color scheme of that school. Michigan State wearing matte black helmets and black uniforms with a white Spartan logo for a night game would be terrifying.

Give me all the black uniforms with white Spartan logos in the world. Black jerseys would sell like hotcakes.

Now all Nike and Michigan State have to do to make everyone happy is collaborate to create a Gruff Sparty logo on a white helmet. Boom.

UPDATE: The equipment team said that the helmets aren’t black, but green.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like black helmets are going to be in the Spartans’ future based on the positive feedback on social media.

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