Aug 31, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; Northwestern Wildcats running back Venric Mark (5) warms up before the game against the California Golden Bears at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Specific Logo Options
Currently, the Cougs have a white logo on their crimson/away helmet and a crimson logo on their gray/home helmets. When they introduced the dual colors in the early 2000’s it was innovative, but even though they’ve changed shades of their primary colors throughout the past decade and a half, they haven’t updated the concept since.
Aug 31, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Byron Marshall (9) celebrates with wide receiver Bralon Addison (11) after a touchdown against the Nicholls State Colonels at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
A white addition is hardly anything new these days, but it gives some sharp-looking options to play with in the logo arena. For example it may finally be time to introduce the long-awaited anthracite (dark gray) or WSU gray logo.
When we were first introduced to the present-day WSU duds, we were told about an all-gray alternate, which has apparently since been trashed. A white helmet would give the Cougs a chance to add the gray logo back in. Oregon pulls off the silver on white in style, I’m sure it would look even better in WSU gray.
In the photo above, there is another intriguing option that Northwestern gives, which is the logo with an outline. Can you imagine how sweet a crimson WSU logo with a gray outline would be on white? Then there’s always the shadow outline option, though I don’t like it quite as much: