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LOOK: The Helmet Face Shield Coming to College Football this Fall

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What will college football look like during the coronavirus pandemic? The uncertainty has lingered since March. As we draw nearer to the planned start date in September, equipment rooms across the country are stocking up on a piece of plastic that could keep teams in the game.

“In my opinion, every single person on that sideline should be wearing a mask or a face shield,” NCAA chief medical officer Brian Hainline told The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach. “Every single person.”

The Schutt Splash Shield could ensure that every person on the field is wearing a face shield. The helmet creators quickly designed a two-piece visor that should prevent players from swapping sweat and spit.

I know what you’re probably thinking. How are they going to breath in that thing? Won’t it fog up? The product was tested by an Illinois semi-pro team in June and received overwhelmingly positive results.

So far more than 50 schools have already placed orders for the Schutt Splash Shield. If ordered in bulk, a three-back that covers just the bottoms cost $10. As domestic manufacturers, Schutt says they have “virtually unlimited capacity” to fill orders for football teams across the country.

Will it work for the Kentucky football team? The Wildcats currently wear Riddell helmets. In a statement to The Athletic, Riddell says, “We continue to explore options to further these efforts with COVID-19 in mind and will share developments when appropriate.”

As programs seek out safe options for football to return this fall, this new piece of equipment could be a game-changer.

[The Athletic]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for LOOK: The Helmet Face Shield Coming to College Football this Fall



  1. WKY Cat
    10:20 pm July 6, 2020 Permalink

    Have you still not figured out on the app that the mortgage ad that pops up doesn’t have a way to X out of it when you click on an article?



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:33 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

      Don’t use the app. Use the new Edge browser on PC along with Adblock Plus. You’re welcome.

      BTW, if you’re on an iOS device, install the app called Adguard and use Safari for KSR. I don’t know about Android.



    • TonyMontana
      3:35 pm July 7, 2020 Permalink

      The ads on KSR are just about the worst on the internet. At one point, I counted overt 100 on a single page and when you scroll down, more keep coming. I guess its better than having a paywall though. Plus you got a huge staff to pay. But still…



  2. kjgouk
    11:40 pm July 6, 2020 Permalink

    Click around in the top right corner



  3. blueballs80
    11:42 pm July 6, 2020 Permalink

    It’s airborne so if there is a gap it will go



  4. BoogieDMC
    11:46 pm July 6, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t trust this. My son will wear Saran Wrap around his face this season.



    • satcheluk
      8:18 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

      He could use an iron lung.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:34 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

      lol



  5. truebluethroughandthrough
    8:13 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

    Boogie that’s a great idea…. They’ll at least have to saran wrap arms/legs/plug ear holes and cover necks with saran wrap….. smh



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:34 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

      He was joking dude.



  6. Jesus H. Chrysler
    8:39 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

    Until someone gets a snot-rocket knocked out of ‘em then it’s like a bug splattered windshield