adidas and Nebraska unveiled a new Black History Month collection to pay tribute to Wilbur Wood, the Huskers’ first African-American basketball player, Tuesday morning. [ MORE: Get all of the latest Big Ten uniform news ] Nebraska will sport the alternate uniform, which features red tones and a cream stripe across the jersey with the classic “N” logo, vs. Penn State on Feb. 13, as well on the road at Indiana on Feb. 17 and Penn State on Feb. 25. Wood lettered from 1908 to 1910 and was one of the first black players to gain prominence in collegiate hoops.
Purdue honored its 1994-96 Big Ten championship teams Saturday afternoon vs. Nebraska. [ MORE: Watch Purdue honor Gene Keady, 1994-96 teams at halftime ] Among the festivities, Purdue gave away 1996 replica championship rings to the first 1,996 fans, and held a halftime ceremony to honor legendary coach Gene Keady and members of the teams. The Boilermakers also donned throwback uniforms to commemorate the occasion. Even cooler: They warmed up in their usual home uniform, which you can see in the video embedded below, before coming back out in the 1994-inspired design before tip-off. To no one’s surprise, the fans
Whether you loved them or hated them, you won’t see Michigan State wear its much-talked-about neon Nike “Hyper Elite Disruption” alternate uniform again this season, according to Joe Rexrode. The Spartans debuted the design in Saturday night’s victory vs. then-No. 5 Maryland. The reaction, to no surprise, was polarizing, with the younger generation liking the “Mean Green” color, as Nike called it, and the older generation disliking it. “I know they’re crazy, but 17-year-olds like them,” Tom Izzo said. “And right now, I like 17-year-olds more than 80-year-olds.” Izzo is right. These loud, head-turning designs are all about recruiting, the
We have seen some loud alternate uniforms in the Big Ten over the past couple of seasons. Michigan State is taking the term “loud” to a whole new meaning on Saturday. According to the Spartans’ official basketball Twitter account, @MSU_Basketball, the Spartans will be sporting new “Mean Green” Nike Hyper Elite Disruption uniforms vs. No. 5 Maryland (6:30 p.m. ET). Check out the photo at the top of this post. The tweet set Twitter on fire, as fans shared their opinions on the new uniforms. MSU quarterback Damion Terry appears to be a fan of the new look. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/TuWJ5cHqsn
It isn’t uncommon for teams to debut new uniform designs during bowl season. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Duke, Indiana’s postseason opponent, is doing just that for the Pinstripe Bowl. The Blue Devils will don the alternate lid pictured in the tweet above when they take on the Hoosiers on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The Pinstripe Bowl kicks off the Big Ten’s conference record-tying 10 bowl games. Read Tom
Just like the football team did when it played in Baltimore this year, the Maryland men’s basketball team will wear a throwback uniform tonight in Charm City. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten uniform coverage ] The sixth-ranked Terrapins will don the design pictured in the tweet above vs. Princeton at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. Watch the game on BTN2Go. Like the look, Big Ten fans? The uniform definitely resmebles a throwback – even the length shorts – but the shoes, well, that’s a different story.
The Big Ten introduced/reintroduced several alternate uniform designs during the 2015 football season. [ MORE: 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Several of the designs were of the new-school variety (Indiana helmets, Minnesota going all gray or Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State going all-black), while others were nods to history (Northwestern’s Rose Bowl throwback and Michigan’s all-white road uniform). Here’s a look at my top 5 2015 Big Ten designs (Yes, I’m a
Ohio State associate head basketball coach Dave Dickerson missed Saturday’s game at Connecticut due to the death of his sister, Gloria Heyward. To honor Heyward, the Buckeyes wore “GH” patches on their jersey and the Ohio State coaching staff donned “GH” pins on their suit coats. Dickerson, the former coach at Tulane, came to Ohio State in 2010 and was promoted to his current position in 2011.
Nebraska will debut a new adidas alternate uniform vs. Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. ET tonight on BTN (watch on BTN2Go). The design is a nod to the past, bringing back the script “Huskers” and using the school’s scarlet and cream color scheme. Cream is almost always a nice touch on alternates, and this is no exception. Here’s to guessing a majority of Nebraska fans will like this alternate. Adidas revamped Nebraska’s uniforms this season, so the Huskers have debuted several designs to open the 2015-16 campaign.
The No. 5-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes are breaking out some alternate uniforms for their primetime matchup against Minnesota tonight, and they are sharp! [ Watch Iowa vs. Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go ] The tops are black with “Iowa” printed in gold, along with the numbers and the Nike swoosh. The Hawkeyes’ pants are also all black with the yellow Nike swoosh on the upper left side and the yellow Hawkeye logo on the right. The normal black Hawkeye helmet will be used with “ANF” printed inside an outline of state of Iowa. Check out the uniforms at the