Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:59 am

Are these the new Mizzou uniforms?

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Simply moving to the SEC isn't enough for Missouri football. Much like when you get a new job, or you're going on a date with a new beau, you find some new clothes to wear. And that's exactly what Missouri seems to be doing.

The school plans on debuting some new jerseys on April 14th, but before it does anything official, it's teasing the fan base a bit. Missouri posted a video of former Missouri wide receiver and current Philadelphia Eagle Jeremy Maclin getting a look at the new jerseys. Well, one Mizzou fan went through the video frame by frame and took as many screengrabs as he could to try and piece things together.

Judging by one of the photos -- a photo that is intentionally left blurry by the school -- it seems that yellow jerseys are definitely in play for the Tigers next season, as well as a new helmet.

If all that isn't enough, how about some tiger stripes?

Again, while there's nothing here that gives a definitive look at what the jerseys are going to look like, if you look at all the different photos available in the video, you can get a pretty good idea of what Missouri will be wearing during its first season in the SEC.

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Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:05 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 4:24 pm

Illinois considering new helmets for 2012

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Illinois will take to the football field with a new head coach in Tim Beckman next season, but could the Illini be sporting some new headgear as well?

As the Big Ten Network's Brent Yarina informs us, the school is displaying three new helmets for recruits as they visit the Illinois campus. Though Illinois SID Derek Neal says that just because the helmets are on display, that doesn't mean the school is ready to make the change.

“While our coaches have been displaying those for recruits, those are just options we’ve been exploring for new helmets,” Neal told BTN.com. “No decisions have been made yet on helmet, uniform changes, or if there will even be a change.” 

If Illinois does in fact go through with the change, I'd like to put in a vote for the matte blue helmets with the block "I." Of the three pictured, that one is far and away my favorite.

Photo courtesy of IllinoisLoyalty.com

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Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:45 am
Edited on: December 27, 2011 9:48 am

Oregon's Rose Bowl uniforms released

Posted by Bryan Fischer

There's nothing quite like Nike's Pro Combat Uniforms and Oregon's football team. Together, they're in a whole new category when it comes to uniforms.

The former unveiled the latter's uniforms Tuesday morning as the Ducks prepare to take on Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. The technology behind the uniforms debuted last season in Oregon's uniforms in the national championship game and will make their way to the school's threads in their third consecutive BCS game on January 2nd. Pretty sharp (at least as far as Ducks uniform standards go) if you ask me.

“Nike’s relationship with the University of Oregon represents a forward-thinking approach to innovation and design. Our goal is to help build better athletes by providing them with state-of-the-art-innovation combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of their heritage” said Todd Van Horne, Nike’s Creative Director for Football. The latest Nike Pro Combat system of dress uniform delivers more on-field performance benefits than ever before while pushing the limits on creativity and design. The Oregon Ducks truly represent Nike's approach in developing athletes from the inside-out.”

Oregon won the program's only Rose Bowl in 1917 and lost the last time they were in Pasadena to Ohio State. They - and uber-booster and Nike boss Phil Knight - are hoping 2012 results in a not only new uniforms, but a win as well.

“Oregon represents the gold-standard when it comes to merging science and innovation with athletic performance and we are excited to continue our partnership with Nike by unveiling the next iteration in uniform innovation for the Rose Bowl” said Chip Kelly. “Nike always starts by listening to the voice of the athlete as they continue to bring the most intuitive technology to the game.”

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Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:39 pm
Edited on: November 7, 2011 12:40 pm

Texas Tech unveils Wounded Warrior uniform

Posted by Tom Fornelli

When Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma State this Saturday the team will be the latest school to wear Wounded Warrior uniforms in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. South Carolina wore the uniforms earlier this season against Auburn, and South Florida will wear the uniforms on November 19th against Miami.

Well, Texas Tech associate athletic director Blayne Beal tweeted some photos of the uniforms on Monday, so I figured why not share them here with you?

Not bad at all, though the helmet looks a lot like the one Iowa wore against Michigan this week.
Posted on: August 3, 2011 3:12 pm

You can vote for Wyoming's uniforms

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Here's what we know about Wyoming's opening game of the season against Weber State. The game will be on September 3rd, and it will be against Weber State. What we don't know is what uniforms that the Cowboys will be wearing during the game, but we could have a say in it.

Wyoming is holding a poll that allows fans to vote on which uniforms the school should wear in the season opener.
Head coach Dave Christensen and the University of Wyoming football team have invited Cowboy fans to help decide which uniforms UW will wear for the season opener on Sept. 3 against Weber State. Fans may vote for one of six uniform combinations and one of three helmets. Voting will conclude the week before the Weber State game, when a winner will be announced.
"Only six options?" says an obnoxious Oregon fan somewhere.

Personally I'd roll with the all brown option, including brown helmet, just because I can't think of any other team who wears nothing but brown. Plus, there's no yellow helmet, so the all-yellow option isn't available. Which is a shame.

Get to work on that, Wyoming.

Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:50 am
Edited on: July 28, 2011 11:52 am

Behold! Oklahoma State's new uniforms

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's been known that Oklahoma State was having some new uniforms made for the 2011 season for a while, but now, courtesy of Pistols Firing, we have our first glimpse at what they look like.  They were designed by Nike, and much like the Oregon uniforms Nike has always made, the new look gives the Cowboys a whole lot of different combinations to choose from.

Here's a look at a couple of different combos that Oklahoma State can employ.


You can see the rest of the combinations over at Pistols Firing.

As for how they look, I don't hate them at all. Whenever Nike is getting its hands on some uniforms and redesigning them I generally expect the worst, but these aren't bad at all. 

Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:53 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2011 5:12 pm

South Carolina gets in on the new uniform act

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's not quite the Nike all-out-assault "rebranding" that's taken place at places like Arizona State, or even the promised mix-and-match approach set to be unveiled at Oklahoma State (as our Brett McMurphy reported earlier today). But Under Armour has apparently done a revamp of South Carolina's uniforms, with this picture showing off the new duds:

All-SEC Gamecock corner (and Thorpe Award Watch List member) Stephon Gilmore also tweeted a pic of the new uniforms. For comparison's sake, here's Alshon Jeffery modeling last year's, uh, models:

As for a verdict, first things first: any uniform that gets rid of those bizarre camouflage-inspired undersleeves with the garnet look is an improvement.

But otherwise ... it's a thumbs-down. Monochrome uniforms are almost never a good idea, and aside from the white look (which would be improved with off-color pants anyway, as evidenced by the Jeffery photo), you can see why; the black looks like something the 'Cocks borrowed from Cincinnati, and the garnet (as it was last year) remains, well, too much damn garnet. (Isn't this much better?)

The tweaks don't help, either. What was wrong with the more distinctive "Carolina" font already in use? Why move the broad shoulder stripes towards the front of the uniform, where they just look distracting? And why have them stop short of the sleeve?

That's not to say they're bad; the 'Cocks unique and attractive color combination means they're all but assured of always having some of the more interesting uniforms in the Southeast. But if they could convince Under Armour to just make them a little less busy, they'd really be getting somewhere.

HT: @PegPelvisPete.

Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:38 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 5:28 pm

Kentucky unveils new uniforms

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Nike will not stop until it has changed every uniform worn in the world of sports, and Kentucky is the latest team to get a makeover. The school unveiled the new jerseys on Thursday, and they don't look that much different than Kentucky's old jerseys, but you can now play checkers on the sleeves. Which will probably help pass some time for players on the sidelines.

I'm not a huge fan, but, hey, it's Nike. It could be a lot worse. 

Photos courtesy of Kentucky Sports Radio 

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