The University of Maine will honor the 1965 Tangerine Bowl football team on Saturday night by wearing throwback helmet decals mimicking the one used by that squad.
The gesture is designed to help celebrate the 1965 team’s enshrinement into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Friday evening.
“I love it. We want to do stuff like this all the time now,” UMaine head coach Nick Charlton said. “It’s important to do different things, to have some traditions that we bring back.”
He said the players have embraced the temporary change to the “winged” helmet look.
“I also think it sends the right message to the community that we’re respecting the ’65 team, who is getting recognized here this weekend. We have a couple other things up our sleeves for later in the year,” Charlton said.