clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

100 Things Cyclone Fans Should Forget Before They Die: The Bugle Helmet

This helmet is no bueno.

ISU Athletics Communications

One of the failures of the Rhoad’s era, and successes of Campbell’s, are the uniforms. Rhoads refused to change uniforms or utilize alternate uniforms to keep up with the times, while Matt Campbell has embraced the trend. Iowa State’s new gray “Storm” uniforms and white helmets are super cool, and reflect the trends in college football and the changing interests of recruits (of which uniforms tend be important to). However, one new addition to the lineup was a bit...controversial.

Enter: The Bugle Helmet

The new Cyclone logo was introduced during last season’s clash with Texas, and was intended to be mostly used for Olympic sports (not football and basketball). Interestingly, the helmets received somewhat positive reviews nationally.

However, within #CyclONEnation and the upper midwest, the reviews were...less than positive.

The team only wore the “Bugle Helmet” for one game last season, but for most, that was enough. However, that may not be the last we see of the infamous Bugle decal. Look what’s hidden in the corner of this picture:

Now, I will say that the logo does appear to look better on the white, but I will be saving my judgement in case we do actually wear the white bugle helmet at some point.


Do you like the bugle helmet?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    (88 votes)
  • 68%
    (293 votes)
  • 10%
    Logo, yes. Helmet, no.
    (45 votes)
426 votes total Vote Now


Is the white bugle helmet good enough to wear in a game?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    (121 votes)
  • 68%
    No. Burn it.
    (268 votes)
389 votes total Vote Now