They're coming! 'B1G' patches to hoops jerseys

Devyn Marble

Mindy Gardner

We knew it was coming. After all, we’ve seen it on every Big Ten football jersey and field this season. Heck, we even saw it added to the floor of Indiana’s iconic Assembly Hall. Now, we have visual proof of the “B1G” patch on a Big Ten basketball jersey.

That’s the Hawkeyes pictured above, of course, but every Big Ten basketball team is required to wear the patch on its jerseys this winter, the conference confirmed Wednesday.


Personally, I don’t think it’s that big of an eyesore – as long as teams don’t clutter it with other patches. Some fans are certain to complain, though, particularly those who root for teams with classic uniforms that rarely, if ever, change. web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his latest work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.


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aroznowski on 9/26/2012 @ 6:45pm EDT Said:

Yes! Keep those pretty patches coming!

Leon Spencer on 9/26/2012 @ 7:02pm EDT Said:

I like it!

Jonathan on 9/26/2012 @ 7:38pm EDT Said:

Don’t care about the jerseys.

Hate it on the fields and courts.

Let me tell you, the mandatory logos really helped the football teams in non-conference play.

buci01 on 9/27/2012 @ 12:18am EDT Said:

Well, I guess Political Correctness had finally invaded College Athletics. I believe no matter whether they look good or bad,, I am opposed to them. If College Fans and the Media aren’t aware of the Teams in The Big Ten, then Shame on Them.

Ronman on 9/29/2012 @ 3:18pm EDT Said:

Are they color-coordinated to the teams uniform, or are they all the same? Inquiring minds need to know.

ryan eaton on 9/30/2012 @ 4:42pm EDT Said:

i do not mind them at all. more pub for the best conference in the nation never hurts.

Johnny D on 11/20/2012 @ 6:27am EDT Said:

I like the patches they match the team colors. Other conferences been doing it for years the SEC, ACC,PAC 12 teams wear the conference patch on their uniforms so what is the B1G deal. I think the schools should sell the patches so the fans who do like the patches can put them on their own jerseys just like their favorite team