Clothes Call: Check out Iowa's new basketball uniform

Expectations are high for Iowa men’s basketball this season. And why not? The Hawkeyes return every major contributor, except for Eric May, from a youthful and talented team that went 9-9 in Big Ten play and advanced to the NIT championship game. Here’s something else to get Hawkeyes fans excited: Iowa will wear new uniforms in 2013-14.

Iowa unveiled its new Nike “Hyper Elite” threads Wednesday afternoon at media day, and it’s a more modern design of what the Hawkeyes have worn the past few seasons. The biggest differences include less piping down the sides, a more arched “IOWA” on the front of the jersey and an “Aerographic” design (Tigerhawk) on the back.

The “Aerographic” design is a Nike staple, one it has used on every other Big Ten team it outfits (Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue).

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Here’s a look at Iowa’s old designs:

AWAY

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

HOME

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

ALTERNATE

Iowa's Eric May

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About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. 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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