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NCAA Demos New Basketball Uniforms

It looks as if the NCAA may be moving away from the baggy shorts and oversized jerseys to a skin tight top and what appears to be a skirt or some kind of kilt. Of course the uniform is supposedly built like the “tattoo culture” where everyone has the same uniform but you can customize it to be unique.

New NCAA Basketball Uniforms

Starting tomorrow night, four top schools—Arizona, Florida, Ohio State, and Syracuse—will don Nike’s System of Dress, a radical new look that brings Raf Simons–style proportion-play to the hard court. Complementing the aforementioned shorts are formfitting jerseys ten inches smaller in the torso, resulting in a second-skin look that’s more Bode Miller than Ben Wallace. Players will also be able to customize their uniforms by adding options like padded shorts (to protect against the errant knee or elbow) and Dwyane Wade–style leg wraps.

As for me, well I won’t be rushing out to buy my own version with my own personal pieces of flair. The idea that you want every player to be able to make themselves different from their teammates strikes me as counter to the idea of a team all together.

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counter to the idea of a team all together.

Let alone the idea of “uniform.”

Posted by James Joyner | March 6, 2007 | 01:16 pm | Permalink

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