So Nike has officially released their "new" Hyper Elite basketball uniforms for their top schools to wear during special occasion games this season.
Even though Michigan had a uniform exactly like this (and quickly got rid of it due to its sheer ugliness), Nike decided to go ahead and make them again anyway.
Our old version from the Jamal Crawford era:
Ohio State will be wearing theirs against us during the February 5th home game. Theirs look like so:
Other teams to wear them include Texas, Gonzaga (who wore them against Butler), Marquette, Duke, North Carolina, Villanova, Kentucky, USC and Georgetown.
And to think we complained about Adidas so much...
Since the Fre*p leaked the "throwback jersey prototypes" I have been of the opinion that the stripey things could not possibly be the real thing, bolstered mostly by the NCAA bylaw that required jersey numbers be 8-10 inches etc. on both the front and back of the jersey. The recently released images would also not fit under this law.
So...my hope that we wouldn't be wearing what we saw today may yet prove true. For those of you who are fans of Michigan football on facebook, this:
may offer some hope. Also the phrasing "this may be Denard Robinson's "under the lights" jersey" could be a sign that DB is just screwing with us.
Also, for any other uniform enthusiasts out there, recall that the M-Den's track record for uniforms is less than stellar, if you remember the hockey uniform designs they had for sale for a few weeks (basically our maize alternate design in blue and in white) which everyone talked about before they went away and the jerseys didn't change at all.