he Colgate Raiders sported throwback threads for this year’s homecoming game Sept. 22, which coincided with Bicentennial weekend. The uniforms were based on those worn by the distinguished 1932 “Undefeated, Untied, Unscored Upon, and Uninvited” team (for more, see Two Hundred, #89).

Burlap-like material on the back of the jerseys is akin to the 1932 numbers. The helmets were bathed in a white hydrographic dip to look like leather, the straps on top represent the stitching that held the helmets together in the 1930s, and the back bumper has a stitched-looking line stating “13 founders with 13 dollars & 13 prayers & 13 articles.”

Vintage photo of Colgate football player in uniform