Illini to Wear American Flag Inspired Helmets Saturday

CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois will have some Veterans Day flair for Saturday's game.

The university unveiled an American-themed helmet they'll wear against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The helmet has a base color of white, with a flag design colored into the block I. According to a tweet from the Illinois football account, the ten stars and stripes in the design represent the ten former players who've died in military combat.

Illinois and Iowa kick off at 11am Saturday.