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Clothes Call: Grading this year's alternate uniforms

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Glenn Robinson III's Dunk-A-Thon vs. Penn State

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The 2012-13 hoops season now complete, it’s time to look back at all of the alternate/throwback uniforms Big Ten teams wore during the successful campaign. By my count, there were 13 new special looks, four of which came from NCAA runner-up Michigan.

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Clothes Call: Illini unveil special stars and stripes jersey

The Illinois baseball team will wear special stars and stripes jerseys vs. Northwestern on Sunday, April 28, as part of the second annual “Honor and Serve Day” at Illinois Field. According to the FightingIllini.com release, the event is designed to honor University of Illinois student veterans and all of America’s heroes, and to serve the Champaign-Urbana community.

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Clothes Call: Another ripped Michigan jersey

It’s been a tough season for Michigan basketball jerseys. In mid-January, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan’s jerseys ripped at Minnesota, causing the Wolverines to wear last year’s road uni the rest of the season. Another Michigan jersey met its demise in Saturday’s NCAA tourney victory over VCU. This time, it was Glenn Robinson III’s home jersey.

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Michigan to wear new adidas camo uniform Friday

Turns out, a Big Ten team will wear the new adidas camouflage (Zubaz?) uniform this postseason. Michigan tweeted a photo of the team’s uniform for Friday’s quarterfinal game vs. Wisconsin, and it’s the school’s version of what Cincinnati and Notre Dame, among others, have worn this week. See a photo of the picture in this post.

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Nebraska closes down Devaney tonight on BTN

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Nebraska's New Training Complex

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Nebraska will close down the Devaney Center – basketball-wise, at least – against Minnesota at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN/BTN2Go. And to celebrate the occasion, the Huskers will wear the uniform the program wore when the area opened in 1976-77. There are plenty of other festivities planned for Wednesday, too, including Senior Night.

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Did You See This? Bruesewitz's new hairdo

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

No Big Ten basketball player sports more hairdos than Mike Bruesewitz. The Wisconsin red head has rocked this look, this look, this look and this look, among others. The next time you see Bruesewitz, he’ll be sporting a Kramer-esque haircut. Yes, this Kramer, the one from Seinfeld. Check out a picture of Bruesewitz’s new hairdo in this post.

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Northwestern puts #B1GCats on tonight's game ball

It’s Social Media Night for Wednesday’s No. 17 Wisconsin-Northwestern game at Welsh-Ryan Arena. In honor of the night, the game ball will include Northwestern’s hash tag of choice, #B1GCATS, the scoreboard will read “#B1GCATS” and “#BADGERS,” and each Wildcat will have his personal Twitter account on the back of his shooting shirt.

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Nebraska to wear throwback Saturday on BTN

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Nebraska basketball isn’t afraid to rock a throwback uniform. The team did so in last year’s lone Big Ten tourney game, and it will do so again when it hosts Michigan State at 8 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. This year, the Huskers also have donned an adidas alternate, but this look has a lot more character. See a picture of the full uniform in this post.

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Indiana 'highly unlikely' to wear alternate uniforms

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Cody Zeller Rip Away Dunk

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Indiana fans will love what AD Fred Glass told reporters Wednesday. According to Inside the Hall’s Justin Albers, Glass said it’s “highly unlikely” Indiana will ever wear any adidas alternate uniform. Adidas, of course, has put Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin in its new “bleed out” uniform, the design the company introduced during the NBA marathon on Christmas Day.

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Clothes Call: Adidas introduces short sleeve hoops jersey

Adidas, the official outfitter of the NBA, has teamed with the Golden State Warriors on a new uniform that includes a short-sleeve jersey. Yes, you read that correctly. It may look more like a volleyball jersey, but adidas calls it the “adizero NBA short sleeve uniform system,” and it believes it is the next phase in the evolution of basketball apparel.

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Photo: Check out Dwayne Stephens' electric blue suit

Michigan State associate head coach Dwayne Stephens is turning a bunch of heads with his suit of choice for tonight’s game at Purdue. It’s hard not to notice the, let’s just call it, electric blue suit any time the camera follows the action going toward the basket on Michigan State’s end of the floor. See a photo of the suit in this post, plus check out what people are saying about it on Twitter.

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Clothes Call: Why's Michigan in last year's road uni?

The picture above shows Jordan Morgan, usually No. 52, wearing No. 30 and Trey Burke, usually No. 3, donning No. 12 for Michigan on Jan. 17 at Minnesota. Both players’ jerseys ripped in the game, forcing them to turn to emergency replacements.

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Clothes Call: Michigan to wear 1968 throwbacks

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Guess what, Big Ten fans? Michigan, which debuted this much-criticized adidas look Tuesday, will wear another special uniform Sunday, Feb. 17 vs. Penn State. Don’t worry, though, this one will be a lot easier on the eyes. Why? It’s a throwback, one the school says will look identical to the home uniform the team wore in 1968.

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Twitter: About those Michigan, & Ohio State uniforms...

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Burke to Robinson III Alley-oop

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There was a ton of talk about the uniforms leading up to Michigan’s thrilling win over Ohio State on Tuesday, and for good reason. Both looks, let’s just say, made bold fashion statements, as Michigan’s adidas monochromatic look could blind someone and Ohio State’s Nike Hyper Elite uniform could be mistaken for a practice jersey. Once the game tipped off, the talk got even better, even funnier.

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