Oregon Ducks Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness With Pink Helmets

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The Oregon Ducks are one of those teams that you never know what you will see when they hit the field on Saturdays. No, I don’t mean the way they play because they are always solid in that regard, but I’m talking about the uniforms they wear when taking the field. Usually you see the Ducks in some flashy green, neon yellow or silver and white unis, but not this week against the Washington State Cougars as they will be wearing pink.

A week ago, New Mexico State revealed that it would be playing in an Oct. 19 game with pink jerseys and it took the college football uniform world by storm. This may be the next best thing.

Sure, the Ducks are known f0r being flashy and a team that just wants to score points on you while climbing the rankings, but the No. 2 team in the nation could be even more respected off the field for something like this.

It’s cool to see all the pink on the field to promote breast cancer awareness for the month of October, but when teams take it to a whole new level with things like this, it raises the bar for others who will follow suit. It should be required for teams to wear pink jerseys or pink helmets for at least one game in the month of October to promote the awareness of the disease that has taken the lives of millions.

Well done, Oregon. You’ve earned everyone’s respect.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at muldown5@gmail.com.


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