Before the 2013-14 season, Northwestern told BTN.com the basketball team expected to debut an alternate uniform during Big Ten play. On Friday, the Wildcats released a new Under Armour “By The Player” uniform that they will wear Sunday vs. Illinois. And, let’s just say, the design is head-turning. See pictures of it in this post.
“Rise to the Occasion.” That slogan was featured prominently on Michigan’s Adidas warmup shirts during last year’s memorable NCAA basketball tournament run.
Northwestern freshman Aaron Liberman received his first action in a Big Ten game in Sunday’s 74-51 defeat at Michigan. By getting on the court, Liberman became the first player to wear a yarmulke in a Big Ten basketball game. In fact, according to this story, he’s only the second Division I player ever to do so.
As it did vs. Penn State and Wisconsin this season, Ohio State will wear its home Nike “Rivalry” uniform in the Orange Bowl. The Buckeyes, who also wore an away “Rivalry” uniform at Michigan, will play Clemson on Jan. 3. Both team will have the official Orange Bowl patch on their jersey, too.
With the year quickly coming to a close, I decided to take a look at the new basketball and football uniform designs that debuted in 2013. Don’t worry, 2014 is certain to include just as many, if not more, new designs. Actually, I’m not so sure that’s a good thing. Either way, enjoy the look back.
Penn State is playing its first game in Rec Hall today since January 1996. To commemorate the special day vs. Princeton (live on BTN/BTN2Go), the Nittany Lions are wearing throwback uniforms. See the uniform in this post, and track all the action here.
Minnesota announced Monday that it will wear a new white alternate helmet in the Texas Bowl vs. Syracuse. The helmet features a maroon facemask and stripe down the middle, and has the Minnesota “M” logo on the right side and player numbers on the left side. See the helmet in this post.
Nebraska basketball broke out a new black alternate uniform Sunday at Creighton. The uniform showcased its share of red, the school’s primary color, too. The “Nebraska” on the front of the jersey was red, outlined in white, as were the player numbers. There also were red accents on the shoulders, waistband and shorts. See the uniform in this post.
Big Ten football fans are in full force this weekend in Indianapolis as the third annual Big Ten Championship game is set to kick off tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium. With fans come team spirit, and with team spirit comes great jerseys. I went around the Big Ten Fan Fast and compiled photos of the best jerseys leading up to tonight’s Michigan State vs. Ohio State game.
Before the NCAA banned on-court stickers, Tom Izzo and several of his fellow coaches made it known they weren’t fans of them. It’s not because the stickers resulted in an eye-sore, but because they were a slipping hazard and caused injury.
Ohio State and Nike like to break out new uniforms when the Buckeyes play rival Michigan. This year is no different. According to @11W, an Ohio State blog, the Buckeyes are expected to wear an all-white Nike “Rivalry” uniform in the latest installment of “The Game” on Nov. 30 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State has worn a home “Rivalry” uniform twice this season, vs. Wisconsin and Penn State.
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Northwestern turned many heads when it released its new Under Armour patriotic alternate uniform a couple weeks ago. The Wildcats even had to apologize for a misconception regarding the design. Regardless of how one feels about the American flag being used as a decoration, the Wildcats and the Wounded Warrior Project signed off on the uniform, which will be auctioned off after the game.
Illinois will wear a new helmet that honors the military Saturday vs. No. 3 Ohio State. The helmet looks a lot like the Illini’s primary lid, only the logo features the state of Illinois instead of the usual “I.” Even better, there are 10 stars, in the shape of an “I,” inside the state logo to honor the 10 former Illinois player who have died in combat.
What can $1.99 get you in Kentucky? A brand new Kentucky basketball shirt. Problem is, the shirt will make you look silly. That’s because the “Pursuit of Perfection”shirts are no longer relevant following No. 1 Kentucky’s loss to No. 2 Michigan State on Tuesday night. See the shirt in this post.
Four Big Ten football teams added an American flag-theme to their helmets Saturday to celebrate Military Appreciate Day. Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue all filled in its helmet logo with the American flag – the Hawkeyes only had the logo on the right side – while Indiana added an American flag logo to the back of its chrome candy stripe lid. See the whole collection in this post.
It will be two alternate helmets in as many weeks for Purdue football. One week after debuting its highly anticipated black matte alternate, Purdue will go with a patriotic version of its primary lid Saturday vs. Iowa for Military Appreciation Day.
Northwestern will look a lot different when it plays Michigan on Nov. 16. That’s because the Wildcats will be ditching their familiar purple, white and black for a patriotic design. The look, designed by Under Armour, features a monochromatic gray uniform, with plenty of Red, White and Blue accents.
Nowadays, football teams bust out new uniform and helmet designs all the time. On Saturday, a handful of Big Ten teams rocked new looks. From Illinois’ first-ever blue-white-blue combo to Purdue’s new black matte alternate helmet, see all the latest designs Big Ten teams rocked in Week 10.
Purdue is going with a Black Out for today’s game vs. No. 4 Ohio State on BTN/BTN2Go. And, yes, that includes a new black matte alternate helmet. The Boilermakers went with a slow reveal of the helmet, decorated with train tracks down the middle, and didn’t debut it until they came out of the tunnel before kickoff. They warmed up in their primary lid.
A new basketball season is upon us. Before the ball tips early next month, let’s take a look at some of the new uniform and court designs we’ll see around the Big Ten this season. A little warning, there aren’t nearly as many changes this year as there were last, and that goes for both the uniforms and the courts.
Ohio State will wear its Nike “Rivalry” uniform Saturday night for the second time in its last three home games. This time, though, the Buckeyes will rock pink accents to promote breast cancer awareness. In other words, Ohio State will have pink gloves and pink socks. Check out a picture of the collection in this post.
The next Nike “Hyper Elite” basketball uniforms have arrived. Thursday, Penn State unveiled its new uniform for the upcoming season. Iowa, another Big Ten Nike school, released its “Hyper Elite” uniform Wednesday.
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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.
If you didn’t hear, Ohio State is wearing a Nike “Rivalry” uniform for tonight’s primtime battle vs. Wisconsin. It’s very similar to the “Pro Combat” uniform the Buckeyes wore in last year’s win over archrival Michigan. In fact, the only difference is the jersey collar, which features seven Buckeye Leaves, a new design for all Ohio State uniforms.
It’s official: Ohio State will wear a Nike “Rivalry” uniform Saturday night vs. Wisconsin. Urban Meyer confirmed the news Wednesday night, this after Andrew Holleran of BuckeyeGrove.com sent out this tweet and Ben Axelrod of BuckeyeSports.com this tweet.