Clothes Call: Must-see uni IU could face in CWS opener

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Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

By now, Indiana baseball fans know their team will open its first College World Series against Big East champion Louisville. What they may not know is what the Cardinals could be wearing. Louisville unveiled its new adidas CLIMALITE Sweet Spot uniforms in Sunday’s Super Regional finale at Vanderbilt, and they are, um, interesting.

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The school describes the new threads as a retro-inspired uniform similar to a design Louisville wore in the 1970’s. That sounds about right, seeing as how it looks an awful lot like this forgettable Houston Astros design, also worn in the 70s.

Who knows if Louisville will wear this uniform Saturday in Omaha. One’s got to think there’s a good chance, though, because the the game is nationally televised (Eyeballs! Attention! Recruits!), the Cardinals are the “home” team, and they advanced to the CWS in the design.

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This much is certain: One team will look sharp in its retro-inspired jersey, and it’s Indiana, which sports a terrific old-school design.

Here’s another shot of the Louisville threads, if your eyes can handle it:

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Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

About Brent Yarina 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 work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.


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