Originally written on Boiled Sports  |  Last updated 10/27/13
It looks like Purdue will wear black helmets next Saturday versus aOSU...of course, we have a few thoughts. First off, it looks like the helmet is based on a design from Purdue student Ryan Rittenhouse (that was in the Exponent in September of 2012). If that's the case, Rittenhouse deserves credit...or at the very least some sort of shout out from the athletic department.  According to Rittenhouse (via Twitter), he's gotten no word from the Athletic Department...that's not cool...and really, it's not even legal. Rittenhouse doesn't have to Trademark something to show that it's his intellectual property...he merely needs to show proof that it was his idea. I believe a news article from a year ago effective does that. I don't think Rittenhouse has a beef with Purdue's decision makers...in fact, he's probably pretty stoked to see that his design has moved the needle...but he absolutely deserves some sort of tip of the cap from Purdue. Make this right, Burke, Hazell, and co...it...
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