Found July 16, 2013 on Diehardsport:
The Illinois Fighting Illini went through a rough 2-10 season last year, so to raise morale/change the losing culture, they’ve decided to wear these new helmets for the 2013-2014 season. No word on whether they will be changing their jerseys as well, but it is interesting that they changed their helmets again already.  Last year they unveiled multiple helmets that had different face masks and striping patterns they could pair with any of the helmets. Personally, I like the helmets from last year much better, but there’s nothing wrong with going back to a simplified traditional helmet. [CBS Sports]  

Illinois unveils new Fighting Illini helmets for 2013 season

The Illinois Fighting Illini have unveiled a new set of helmets that makes a change from the script "Illini" on the side to a block "I" on an orange lid.

Champaign, Il, Walmart salutes Illinois with display made of soft drink cartons.

Cardboard soft drink cartons have become the LEGO blocks of retail America. This display honoring the Illinois Fighting Illini comes to us from a Walmart Champaign, Il. Well, you didn't think it was going to be in Evanston, did you? For the record, the soft drink cartons used in this display are apparently Diet Dr. Pepper, RC Cola, and Sunkist. They also happen to be the...
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