Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, March 6, 2014
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."
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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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