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Here’s the new helmet design for the Boise State football team’s Spring Game

The Boise State football team has another new helmet look that will be used exclusively for the Spring Game on Saturday.

The school announced via Twitter on Monday that players will wear white helmets with a blue “B” on the side and blue and orange stripes down the middle. The “B” is the university logo.

The university is holding a Bronco Day campus-wide in conjunction with the Spring Game.

The “B” helmets won’t be worn for games.

The Spring Game kicks off at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Albertsons Stadium. Former quarterback Kellen Moore will be honored at 5:11 p.m. Tickets are $10. Fans 18 and under get in free by wearing No. 11 jerseys.

The helmet photo was first posted on April 1. That’s also the day the helmet was presented to the players, who were told it would be used for games. They apparently were unsure of the new look. Coaches informed them Friday that the helmets were partially an April Fool’s joke.

“I don’t know (what the concerns were) because they were all too afraid to come to me,” Harsin said. “There were some grumblings in the locker room. ... We had a good April Fool’s with our team. They like it – it’s something different – but usually with uniforms we talk about it. They didn’t have a chance to have their input on this.”

The Broncos wore a chrome B on one side of their blue helmets for homecoming last year. The other side still had the usual Bronco head.

For the scrimmage, the defense will wear orange and the offense will wear blue.

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March 31: Cornerback Jonathan Moxey prepares to excel

March 30: Wide receivers preview

March 29: Chaz Anderson builds on successful position change

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March 20: Dillon Lukehart retires for medical reasons

March 19: Bryan Harsin recaps first scrimmage

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March 13: Defensive line preview

March 12: DL Tyler Horn gets second shot at senior year

March 11: Adventurous former walk-on Charles Bertoli chases RB job

March 10: All signs point to Kellen Moore tribute at Spring Game; read a replay of our live chat

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March 9: Seven players out for spring with injuries; highlights from the first day of practice

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