Indiana, others to wear new adidas unis in postseason

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The Big Ten tournament will feature a few new uniforms, thanks to adidas outfitting Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin with special “Made in March” alternates. The uniforms were designed to pay tribute to the unique history of the schools and, according to the official release, “provide the teams with the most advanced uniform system and basketball apparel technology so they can take on the challenges and intense play of March.”

[ MORE: Here's a look at all of adidas' "Made in March" uniforms ]

Michigan and Wisconsin agreeing to don an alternate design for the postseason is no big shock. Both schools have helped adidas promote new looks (like this, this and this) in recent years.

Indiana, however, is not accustom to mixing up its simple and classic design. That will change Thursday, March 13 in Indianapolis, when the Hoosiers wear the cream and crimson look in the opening round of the tournament.

The paint splatter effect is the most obvious difference – even on Michigan’s uniform, which has featured a similar design the last two seasons. Also, it’s odd to see “Badgers,” “Hoosiers” and “Wolverines” on the front of the jersey instead of the school name.

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russquery on 3/6/2014 @ 1:35pm EDT Said:

But Indiana won’t be playing in post season play

zjw on 3/6/2014 @ 2:26pm EDT Said:

Why now? They’ll all switch back with a loss. Quicker than you can say Under Armour and a U.S. speed skating.

Marcus Frazine on 3/6/2014 @ 4:13pm EDT Said:

Michigan will be wearing those jerseys for along time then

John on 3/6/2014 @ 4:24pm EDT Said:

They’re all decent I say. Nothing special though, and no where near as bad as Baylor’s New alternates. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/03/baylor-ncaa-tournament-sic-em-jerseys-uniforms/

John on 3/7/2014 @ 11:21am EDT Said:

Baylor’s have the short sleeves, not sure if I like the short sleeves, they are strictly for helping to sell more jerseys, 25 year old men can’t wear a tank style very well but a tee shirt is very easy to put on.

But since Baylor and IU won’t be in the big dance, who is going to see the short sleeve uni’s?

Banzus Goblanzer on 3/7/2014 @ 12:01pm EDT Said:

Michigan’s look the best because of the high contrast between blue and yellow, otherwise I think the dots look pretty stupid overall. The white dots on red make it look like there are weird little holes or something, and the red on white is objectively okay but doesn’t really do anything for me personally. UCLA’s look pretty sweet, they’re my favorite on the USA Today picture.