Indiana to wear special edition uniforms for Big Ten tournament

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Indiana has teamed up with adidas and will debut new uniforms for Big Ten tournament play beginning next Thursday in Indianapolis.

Here are the full details:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU Athletics and adidas have partnered to pay tribute to the unique history of IU basketball with special edition “Hurryin’ Hoosiers” Made In March basketball uniforms that will be worn at the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis on March 13th. These uniforms feature IU’s traditional cream and crimson color scheme, with the fabled “Hurryin’ Hoosiers” nickname placed on the inside collar of each jersey and on the back of the shorts. These Made in March uniforms will be worn exclusively during the Big Ten Tournament.

“Our players are excited to have something that will be unique to their time at Indiana,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “Great traditions like the candy stripe pants, the script Indiana, and the names not being on the back of their jerseys, are timeless and we are proud to uphold those every day.”

The collection was created to provide the Hoosiers with adidas’ most advanced uniform system and basketball apparel technology so they can take on the challenges of the intense play of March.

“Particularly given that our current style of play is reminiscent of the “Hurryin’ Hoosier” teams of the great Branch McCracken era, it is highly appropriate for our team to don these uniforms as a fun meld of our beloved and storied tradition with cutting edge design and uniform technology,” said Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. “It is no secret that we have shied away from special uniforms that depart dramatically from our traditional look. We are so appreciative to adidas for working with us to develop these fun and exciting, yet tradition-based uniforms,” said Glass.

Made in March Uniforms feature a functional perforated print pattern along the leg of the stretch woven short to enhance breathability and ventilation, keeping players cool as the clock winds down. adidas’ quick-drying jersey technology found in current NBA uniforms along with ClimaCool zones on the chest, back and side, move heat and moisture away from the body to keep the jersey light and dry during as players sweat.

The Made in March Uniform System debuts on-court beginning with conference tournament play and fans can grab their Made in March gear at adidas.com and campus bookstores.

Follow the #MadeInMarch debut of the #HurryinHoosiers on Twitter at @IndianaMBB.

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  • Xavier Harkness

    They could be highlighter color like Baylors or pink like UofL’s. These actually arent too bad.

  • powdereddonuts

    What’s “old” about our school colors and school name? Newer doesn’t always mean better. These unis look tacky.

  • Xavier Harkness

    I get tradition. But look at some of the other top programs. They change. And sometimes things like this can help. The kids now want to see awesome looking uni’s. They want to wear awesome looking uni’s. So why not lean towards the likes of the younger fans and the kids we’re recruiting?

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Whaaat? Please explain in detail what you meant. I busted out laughing when I read this. I am not sure what or who you are taking a shot at. Whichever way you meant it directed at whoever I thought it was funny the way you put it all together.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Too much like Wisky but you know if these help then I think we can bend a little and wear them a couple times a year (not in tourneys either). Don’t do away with the traditionals either but if these are worn next year get rid of the dots. Maybe incorporate a small part of the candy stripes on the jersey instead of the dot pattern.

    I am normally a staunch supporter of not touching the jerseys but time goes on and things need freshened up from time to time. Not everybody gets the whole tradition thing or tradition to them is represented in other things. Worst case scenario an outsider says “Nice job Indiana you are trying to be a part of the current day and age instead of sealing yourself off behind your own curtain of exclusivity where you are more relevant in your own world than the actual real world.”

    Not hating on us but we tend to build our own pedestals for Indiana based on history that is not getting any younger. That’s not all bad but when we haven’t backed it up consistently for a while it gives the wrong impression. It is time to make new history! I think some recruits would enjoy being the focal point of a chapter of change and success at IU. We just need to be supportive (not sheepish) and positive to set the example for the players we want to embrace at IU.

  • Fifty-fifty ball

    Not a fan of the new uni’s. Probably just because they have never changed in my lifetime. I guess I’m just a traditionalist. At least their not Bayloresque. Go Hoosiers!!!!

  • msquaredb

    I think a cream uni would make a great alternate similar to Purdue’s grey alternates.

  • msquaredb

    I would have thought every current student wanted a more modern design prior to your post because my peer group overwhelmingly wanted a modernized uniform fit/design. I guess like minds group together and it can skew one’s perception of what is actually the popular opinion (that goes both ways). I’d be curious to see the results of a poll of current students.

    P.S. I graduated in May, so I think its a fair comparison to compare us as “peers”.

  • Alford Bailey

    What? I like them.

  • CreanFaithful

    Alex, please bring back the down vote. The new concept makes it appear that this is a popular sentiment with 17 upvotes. I’m pretty confident that this would receive equal or more down votes…

  • CreanFaithful

    The coaches and players aren’t busy designing the uniforms…

  • CreanFaithful

    No worries. No one was asking you to wear them…

  • CreanFaithful

    Haha! “A wanna-be school trying to convince recruits (and fans) that they desperately want tradition.”

    Where did you get that? Interesting interpretation…

  • CreanFaithful

    “Looks like something the women’s team would wear.” Lol. What???

  • powdereddonuts

    Yeah. They look like women’s jerseys. What’s up with all the “flair”? All those red and white dots look gimmicky. They do nothing to enhance the look of the uniform.

  • Sarge

    How about a Big Ten Championship to excite the players about their time at Indiana?

  • Michael Miller

    Seems like some of the schools that haven’t been traditional basketball powers (that don’t have 5 banners hanging from their rafters) are forced to do this type thing to get regional/national attention. I’d argue that we don’t have to do this to remain relevant. Running a clean, successful program is enough, given our tradition and reputation. Purdue May want to think about tricking up their uniforms, for example!

  • HoosierFan76

    Gotta have at least 15 pieces of flair…

  • HoosierFan76

    I wouldn’t be so sure. I could see how people would think that way…IU is just so inconsistent right now. BTW, I don’t think the down vote thing was Alex’s call – it’s a change that Disqus made in general, not specific to this site.

  • b_side

    Enhance your calm, John Spartan…errr Ole Man. It’s for 4 games (at most).

  • CreanFaithful

    Confidently predicting a loss to a lower level B1G team, in indianapolis, when the seedings haven’t been established and posting it on a Indiana Basketball fan site… Is that how fan sites work? I’m all about the debates, but this is just a haterish comment – although a witty one.

  • CreanFaithful

    Also, good point on the change being a Disqus change. Didn’t think of that…

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich
  • HoosierFan76

    There is a difference between hating and not being an abject optimist. People overuse the term hating/hater. There is middle ground. As a fan of the Cubs and Bears, I frequently come to terms with the knowledge that my favorite teams aren’t that good and will lose games. I’m a realist. I always want my teams to win, but they obviously don’t always follow my wishes and oblige.

  • HoosierFan76

    Thank you!

  • CreanFaithful

    Completely understand where you are coming from. However, reality is that there is no guarantee whether the 1st game in the B1G tournament is a win OR a loss. So, I believe I used the word “haterish” appropriately ;)

  • HoosierFan76

    Of course there’s no guarantee. There’s no guarantee of anything in life other than death and taxes. However, since IU will likely be playing a team outside the top 25 in their first game and has struggled in such games during the regular season, I can understand if people aren’t necessarily optimistic about the Hoosiers’ chances.

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