Wisconsin releases full adidas alternate uniform

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After building up plenty of anticipation during its four-day slow reveal, Wisconsin unveiled its new adidas TECHFIT alternate uniform Monday. The Badgers will wear the new duds in their Big Ten opener Sept. 29 at Nebraska, which also will wear a new adidas alternate uniform. See pictures and videos of the uniform in this post, plus tell us if you like Wisconsin or Nebraska’s uni better.

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This is a clean look, all things considered. I like how it isn’t a drastic change from Wisconsin’s traditional road uniform, with the exception of the big “W” on the front of the jersey, the player numbers near the left shoulder and the red helmet. There are minor tweaks, too, but the casual fan will know it’s Wisconsin when it sees this uniform. That isn’t the case with Nebraska’s look, or some other alternate uniforms these days.

Back to the topic of the large “W” – or the “N” in Nebraska’s case – on the jersey: I’m in the minority, but I like the old-school varsity sweater look. Another adidas team, Michigan, introduced it in last year’s Notre Dame game, and it’s a design adidas clearly likes. It reminds me of a hockey sweater, which is kind of cool for a one-time alternate uniform. And, in this case, adidas did well ignoring the Motion “W,” a logo that just doesn’t cut it.

[UWBadgers.com: Badgers, adidas unveil uniforms for matchup at Nebraska]

The gloves are a bit underwhelming, but, seriously, we’re talking about gloves. Moving on.

Which adidas alternate uniform is better? Before you vote in the poll below, here’s another look at Nebraska’s uniform.

BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina writes the Clothes Call features. Send him your Big Ten fashion tips here, find all of his work here and follow him on Twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.


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Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) on 8/6/2012 @ 1:27pm EDT Said:

I didn’t see a poll option for “They both stink.”

Just a monkey on 8/6/2012 @ 2:03pm EDT Said:

Maybe I’m just getting old, but I hate alternate uniforms in general and these two are no exception. That said, I think Wisconsin drew the short straw on this one.

Robert Houston White on 8/6/2012 @ 4:26pm EDT Said:

hehehe, the Nebraska Nitrogens versus the Wisconsin Tungstens….the Chemistry Bowl!!!

Wurst Brewer Fan on 8/6/2012 @ 4:34pm EDT Said:

Joke. Hard to believe this is a marketing ploy, who will want to wear these?

Doug on 8/7/2012 @ 9:35pm EDT Said:

They both look better than michigan’s uniforms this year against Bama and those horrible bumblebee uniforms they wore last year, why God, why?

Brad on 8/10/2012 @ 3:12pm EDT Said:


Chad Possehn on 9/4/2012 @ 2:53pm EDT Said:

I hate to say this being a Michigan State fan, but the wisconsin unis were definately cooler. Only, I didn’t like the “W”. It just looked like they took red masking tape to make the “W”. Very “clean” looking design tho.

Tim on 9/29/2012 @ 8:34pm EDT Said:

As a Wisconsin graduate, the “W” on the new uniforms are BAD!!! The previous comment about the “W” looking like masking tape is right on!