Adidas unveils commemorative uniforms to be worn by Indiana in Armed Forces Classic

  • 11/01/2016 12:16 pm in

Indiana and Kansas will wear commemorative uniforms in next Friday’s fifth annual Armed Forces Classic in Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, adidas announced on Tuesday.

According to adidas, “the uniforms pay homage to the stars and stripes of the American flag while upholding the aesthetics of two of college basketball’s most-iconic programs.”

Here’s a little more on the Indiana uniforms, via adidas:

Red and white stripes set the tone for the Hoosiers’ uniform, flanking the side of the jersey and short from shoulder to knee. Influenced by both the American flag and the candy striped warm-up pants immortalized into Hoosiers tradition by the 1971-1972 squad, the uniform blends American pride with Hoosier history. The word “Courage” will replace the names of each Hoosiers player while the traditional Indiana numbering will emblazon the jerseys with the Hoosier insignia embroidered in white mesh on the short.

Photos of the uniforms, via adidas, are available below:

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  • IU Andy

    Wow!!!! Love these. Can’t hardly believe we are going to wear them.

  • Ian Karanovic

    “The word “Courage” will replace the names of each Hoosiers player…”

    Funny, I don’t ever remember seeing names of Hoosiers on the back of the uniforms.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    These are pretty cool. Glad we have finally started to be open to uniform changes.

  • Jermhoosierfan

    I was thinking that also. LOL, might be the first time I have seen an actual word on the back of an IUBB uniform.

  • ForeverIU

    I just hope we’re not MIA by the end of that game. LOL.

  • brntn

    how much longer is IU stuck with adidas?

  • Dawson Rinder

    Indiana University just extended its contract with Adidas and got a huge raise in the process, making the apparel deal one of the biggest in all of college athletics. Adidas will pay the Hoosiers $53.6 million through 2024, or $6.7 million a year, up a whopping 81% from the prior deal it had with Indiana

  • inLinE6

    This is just for one occasion… We’ll be back to old normal.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    I know this. But a few years ago this wouldn’t have happened.

  • inLinE6

    We have put on tourney version jerseys the past a few years… although I didn’t like those much.

  • AZIU71
  • AZIU71

    What’s wrong with Adidas. Under Armour… Hell no. Never been a Phil Knight/Nike person.

  • Shaggy_C

    Will they make the shorts in a ’70s cut for OG?

  • John D Murphy

    I not a fan of changing Unis…for our bball. The football team can change all they want to. The difference is tradition. When USC, Penn State, and ‘Bama change their football unis, then we can change our bball unis. That being said, I actually like this. I hope we follow suit with what MSU/UNC did a couple of years ago and donate them to the troops following the game.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    The past 3. Zeller’s sophomore year, Glass refused and every year before that.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    Under Armour is actually very very nice now for basketball.

  • I am Baby Cakes

    I am guessing it is part of the deal we signed with Adidas. Hard to be getting paid that much and decline everything they design.

  • brntn

    they’re known for gimmicky designs and cheap construction. the #UNIFORMZ tag gets thrown around a lot whenever they debut stuff like these latest jerseys.

  • marcusgresham

    When Penn State changes those god-awful generic cereal box-like jerseys I’ll be the first to applaud. Tradition is fine as long as your tradition isn’t to look like an under-funded middle school team.