"Now people are doing it just to do it, rather than doing it to convey something about the school's brand or its athletic brand."
A handful of teams, like USC and Penn State, are still shunning the trend for now. But Nebraska — Egads! — will wear an alternate adidas jersey at a home game this season, athletic director and former coach Tom Osborne told The Associated Press on Monday.
"It does seem to appeal to the student-athletes. Most older fans don't get overly excited about it," he said. "We're walking a fine line because we are traditional, but we also recognize the fact that we don't have to stay the same all the time."
That said, Osborne suggested the iconic "N'' on Huskers' helmets isn't going away.
"We will protect our tradition," he said.
AP Sports Writer Eric Olson in Nebraska contributed to this report.
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