Pink helmets will be worn by the Oregon Ducks against the Washington State Cougars on Saturday (Oct. 20). These pink helmets are in support of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and just one component that the team will be wearing. According to a report from ESPN on Thursday (Oct. 17), the team is also going to be wearing colored cleats, socks, and gloves to denote complete support of the cause.
The No. 2 ranked Ducks come into this game as pretty heavy favorites, but the game is still receiving primetime coverage from FOX Sports. It will be on at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday night, with Oregon looking to move to 7-0 on the season and hold on to a growing lead in the Pac-12 standings. Quarterback Marcus Mariota will also be looking to increase his stock for the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft with this game.
That the Oregon Ducks will be wearing the pink helmets could come as a surprise to fans tuning in and not knowing ahead of time what the team will be doing. It's for a great cause, though, with many football fans already seeing some form of this being done in the NFL for several weeks. That a college football team is doing it could just bring a lot of positive attention. Nike is also using 25 of the helmets as auction items to help raise more money for the cause.
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