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EMU to wear “Election Day” helmets for game vs. Ball State

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The Eagles will be taking the patriotic theme in a different direction on Nov. 8.

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We’re five days out from the 2016 general election to choose not only the next President of the United States, but also various state and federal legislators and amendments. Eastern Michigan University wants to remind you about your right to vote in a (shall we say) rather unique way.

EMU Athletics announced via press release that the football team will wear special “Election Night” helmets for their nationally-televised game on Nov. 8 against Ball State to begin at 7 p.m. EST. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the game.

“In the political world, the night will be about red and blue states, but on the field the Eagles will do their best to honor the election of the United States of America's 45th President,” the release said.

The helmet will feature the American flag inlaid in the Block E on the sides, with thin green, white and red stripes surrounding the name of the previous 44 presidents that run down the middle of the helmet in blue lettering as a bumper stripe.

On the nose bumper, there will be the word “VOTE”, with VOT in red, white and blue and the classic green Block E.

EMU will also be on a different radio spectrum for those tuning in on the analog airwaves, as WEMU, the university’s normal broadcast partner, will be broadcasting election results. Instead, WWWW (W4 Country 102.9) will broadcast the game on its website and the TuneIn and iHeart apps.

Check out the helmet below! (All photos courtesy of EMU Athletics.)