Adidas unveils “create yours” uniforms for 2017 postseason play

  • 03/07/2017 8:52 am in

Adidas on Monday morning announced its uniform line for 2017 postseason play, titled “Create Yours.”

The collection will be worn by Arizona State, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Miami (FL), Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Nebraska and Texas A&M.

According to adidas, the uniforms will be worn beginning with conference tournament play and will “feature design elements that honor each team’s unique identity and school history.”

Here’s a little more on the Indiana uniform design:

The Hoosiers will don uniforms inspired by the candy-striped warm-ups made famous in the early 70s by legendary head coach Bob Knight. The tonal Victory Red and white pattern along the waistband is reminiscent of the championship banners that hang in Assembly Hall. The back of the men’s shorts and the inside of the jerseys honor the team’s five national titles with five embroidered stars and a call out of the championship years respectively, while the inside of the women’s jersey reads “Hoosier Nation.”

 

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  • IULore

    Those are pretty slick. Adidas is really hooking them up with some sweet gear. Hopefully this team takes on that mantra and creates their own success.

  • ’11Hoosier

    This is really cool. I’d like to see the ‘National Champions’ portion in the same spot but on the outside of the jersey. That may be a little too much but still think it’d be cool to see.

  • pcantidote

    Wayne’s World comes to mind…….”We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!”

  • calbert40 – AC000000

    Very sharp. I hope they are able to wear them more than once…

  • Hoosierkamp

    For IU to get in tourney, what we think? 2 wins do it? atleast 3?

  • Arch Puddington

    Great look overall, but I HATE the part with the championships. Keeping in mind I watched three of those championships as a young fan and have been as affected by them as anyone, I am convinced the constant references to the past are now as much a hindrance as a help. At this point we are like every other faded power that can’t let go of the fact that things have changed. Alex tweeted a link the other day to an article from a Missouri sports writer who was speculating on who might be Missouri’s next coach. In the section about IU, he said (approximately): “Indiana continues to insist that it is a blue blood program on par with Duke, UNC, and Kentucky despite decades of evidence to the contrary”.

    Our past is part of our appeal, but in my view we have exceeded the limits of how much we should draw on it. Reminding people that our claim to fame is based on things that happened 30 years ago and more is increasingly just as much a reminder of how long it has been since we were what we say we are.

  • HooshWin

    I was just thinking about the same topic. I think a run to the Big 10 championship game could do it (and then obviously at that point, might as well win the thing and grab the auto bid). Anything less I’m afraid would be too little, too late.

  • IULore

    Yea, I read that too. Very gob-smacking.

  • IULore

    3 wins

  • IULore

    Definately. I admit, I feel a little superstitious about these ‘post season’ unis, and not in a good way.

  • Sandra Wilson

    So when he says “Indiana”, who exactly is he talking about ? Certainly not the fan base. I wonder if he mentioned, along with the “blue blood” comment, the academic fraud and recruiting violations that have gone on with these schools (excluding Duke) for years ? Of course, Missouri is such a hot bed of basketball powers, I guess he’d know. Our greatest obstacle to becoming a consistent bball power is our administration. They put us where we are today through years of bad decisions, and seem to have no interest in fixing the problem. Look at Alabama football. 1 championship in 1992 after Bear Bryant left in 1979. They then hired Saban. They’ve had 4 since ’09. The right coach can fix a lot of problems.

  • TomEke

    **Insert a joke about Nebraska and Rutgers wearing a jersey that is essentially the same as the jersey they usually wear**

  • N71

    I look at Indiana a little like the Bay Area, as they are to “technology” we are to basketball. Technology and basketball are had everywhere but there are unique “ecosystems” to borrow a popular term where the local community is immersed in their art for lack of a better term. We clearly have a basketball ecosystem here, 100 years of both male and female players making their mark on the game. A location with such an ecosystem would lend itself to innovation or experimentation at least. Like Knight was with the motion offense or Syracuse has been with their zone, I’d love to see our next coach be an innovator within the game of some sort. Not just a good recruiter, or have Knight ties, or have a great W/L record…I’d like them to be on the forward edge of the game, throwing punches versus receiving them. The cost of entry should be fundamentals but from there I’m not sure what it would be.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Spot on… the fan base is holding on to a long ago past instead of living in the true reality of it all. Three sweet 16s in 6 yrs has been the best sustained stretch in 25 yrs Only one B1G BBall coach has won a national title Izzo with just one

  • IdahoHoosier

    3 wins puts them back into consideration. All 3 wins would be over tournament locks or bubble (Iowa), so quality would put them over the top. Anything less won’t do it.

  • Elwood Hoosier

    Hopefully we can get a few wins in these uni’s. Otherwise, I doubt the home crowd at Sienna pays too much attention to them.

  • Arch Puddington

    Awesome post. Seen in this light, among CTC’s biggest failings has been his inability to exploit (in the positive sense) the resources available in this unique system. He did a great job of telling Indiana’s story when he first got here, but since then the references to past glory have just served to highlight our present mediocrity. He hasn’t connected well with the fans and seems to have been unable to maintain good relations with high school and AAU coaches. His teams don’t defend well or play fundamentally sound basketball.

    Bottom line: he has failed to establish IU as the center of gravity in the ecosystem you describe. We’re just another program jockeying for position. We are, as Alex points out, Just the fifth best program in the B1G over the last few years. Heck, we aren’t even the best program in our state anymore. Indiana cannot be the nationally competitive program we’d all like to be until we have a coach who can capitalize fully on the advantages of the Indiana basketball ecosystem.

  • Zach

    Really like these and you bet if those kicks are for sale, I’m buying them

  • Ole Man

    Arch, I have found myself in agreement with all of your posts this season until this one.
    If you want to pretend the five championships didn’t happen, by all means do so.
    To say we have “have exceeded the limits of how much we should draw on it” is to slight:
    The accomplishments of those generations
    The huge fan base to whom it is still quite meaningful because it was part of their youth or experience
    and lastly
    To diminish the history.
    It is as much a part today of IU basketball as it was the day it happened. It always will be and always should be.
    Winning one is no less of an accomplishment.
    Winning five in its history, even if the last was 30 years ago, still puts them in “rare air” and elite company.

  • Ole Man

    The shoes are ugly!

  • Arch Puddington

    I don’t think we disagree as much as may seem to be the case. I think it’s mostly a matter of proportion. Of course our past is part of our present, and should be used as part of our overall appeal to recruits. But hanging a banner that refers to the 1976 team as the “Greatest Tournament Team of All Time” — or however it is phrased — is too much for me. We already have a banner, and the press gives that team plenty of coverage every season as the last of the undefeateds begin to fall. We don’t need to keep beating that particular drum, but if anything we do it more and more as time goes on.

    Add to that a steady stream of reunions for past champions even at non-traditional intervals — this year alone there were celebrations of the 40th anniversary of 1976 and the 35th anniversary of 1981, and next year there will almost certainly be a 30th anniversary for 1987 — and now these jerseys, and I frankly cringe. It’s like the old Bruce Springsteen song “Glory Days”:

    Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
    a little of the glory of, well time slips away
    and leaves you with nothing mister but
    boring stories of glory days

    Somewhere in between ignoring it as you charge me with and overplaying it as I see us doing is where I wish we were.

  • pcantidote

    I think you are both right here. The titles are elusive and should be cherished. Look no further than our neighbors to the north that have to invent some mythical title in the 30’s just to be in the conversation. Sometimes I just feel like we get a little too gimmicky with the titles like these jerseys or the 1976 banner ITH.

    I think part of the frustration that I have is that it feels like we are nowhere near the next one, so it is frustrating to dwell on and even showcase the past. I think our program should be a whole hell of a lot more focused on the present.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Have to agree with you. Until we hang another title banner they should knock off the celebrations. Sure, be proud of them and of the university but strive for more instead of dwelling on the past.

  • pcantidote

    It is interesting that the titles go on the players backs, almost like a monkey on their backs.

  • Ole Man

    The ’76 Greatest banner was awarded by ESPN. That’s not an IU production.
    Not sure why celebrating anniversaries makes you cringe; but that’s upon you and whoever believes with you. It is not an indictment of the school and the others in the fan base who appreciate those things.
    Don’t see it as an attempt to “recapture the glory.” It’s a celebration.
    Frankly, you sound like the old geezer in the corner at his high school reunion complaining that nobody is young anymore so what’s the point!
    LOL!

  • Ole Man

    Again, how is recognizing achievement “dwelling in the past.”
    Those men from ’76 certainly deserved the accolades showered upon them last year.

  • pcantidote

    Where and how long the 76 banner gets displayed is an IU decision though. Hang it in Cook Hall or in the lobby, but IMO it is cheesy inside the hall. Now stay off my lawn Ole Man!!!

  • Arch Puddington

    Not sure why my disagreeing with you bothers you so much that you need to start using words like “indicting” and making unflattering analogies, but by all means get yourself good and worked up about it. (Also not sure how wishing we spent less time focusing on the past makes me the “Old Geezer”, but I’ll defer to you on such matters).

    As for the banner, IU Athletics choose to hang it, and I think it’s silly. It is at best a contrived title that adds nothing to the appeal or lustre of the program, and at worst a sad reminder that we have had so little to say for ourselves of late. Glad you enjoy it, though.

  • Arch Puddington

    It’s dwelling in the past because we are adding new accolades to a team that has not played together in 40 years. They got all the usual fanfare that goes along with their accomplishments a long time ago. Adding more now says more about the need of fans to cling to the past than it does about the 1976 team.

    They already have one banner for a national championship and one piece of a banner for their B1G championship. All five starters and one reserve are in the IU Hall of Fame, as is their coach. They deserve every bit of it, but does there not come a point at which enough is enough? You are happy with a third banner for them — what if we add a fourth banner in their name next year, and a fifth the year after that? Is that too much? If celebrating them every 5 years is good, how about every two years? Why not every year, or heck, every day?

    Since even you would have to admit that there is a point at which it becomes excessive, all we are really arguing about is where that line is.

  • Patrick Galvin

    Only a tournament win would get us in the tournament. The committee doesn’t really look that much at tourney wins as “resume” builders. Only losing tournaments in weaker conferences really matters. Unfortunately its all or nothing for Indiana in the BigTen Tourney

  • INUnivHoosier2

    I like the only part you can’t regularly see, the soles.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    And the Ditka touch?

  • SilentBob

    As a younger fan, I didn’t mind it too much back when we thought we were gonna have a really good year. Actually found it pretty cool. Now that that the season ended up being what it was, it feels like a cruel joke to someone who has never seen that kind of success

  • Arch Puddington

    In and of themselves, none of the celebrations and acknowledgments are a problem. But altogether, they seem artificial and even a little sad to me. I sat court side right behind the visitors bench through all the glory years, went to Bob Knight’s basketball camp, and partied on Kirkwood when we won in 1987. Great memories of really exciting times, but in my view we have overplayed that card. Time to aim at the future.

  • Ole Man

    LOL! I agree.

  • Ole Man

    There isn’t a school anywhere which would not hang a banner declaring it the #1 team of all time in NCAA Tourney play.
    Not one.

    Have no idea why this is creating so much trouble for you.

    If they add more banners for them, we’ll address it.
    Until then, you’re on a really silly rant over nothing.

  • Ole Man

    Not sure why this NON-ISSUE bothers you so much.

    Your post(s) about “sad reminders” says more about you and your relationship with the program than it does about the program.

    You’re making a mountain out of a molehill.

  • Ole Man

    Glad you said, “in my opinion.”

    Example: UNC has won the same number of titles as we have, five.
    Yet, they claim six and hang a banner for it because long ago ONE publication awarded for a short time mythical championships. There are several schools out there claiming these mythical championships count.

    Now that is insipidly stupid.

    BTW, Assembly Hall is OUR LAWN.

  • Arch Puddington

    It isn’t creating “so much” trouble for me. I’m responding to the content posted by Alex with my opinion. That’s kind of what we do here. You can dismiss it all as a “silly rant” and other petty jibes, but I notice you keep responding. I mean, If it is a “NON-ISSUE” as you loudly proclaimed, why have you now made six separate posts about it over two days?. Seems like it is very much an issue to you. Seems like you care so much about it that you have, as is often the case, turned to name calling and personal commentary when those with whom you disagree press their point.

  • millzy32

    That’s what the Stars are for.

  • Ole Man

    You started it with your rant.
    What name, besides “old geezer”, have I called you.
    You’re equally guilty of as many posts, so that isn’t a point you should be making.
    Arch, I offered an opposite opinion.
    You disagree. Now go take some Metamucil.

  • Arch Puddington

    Gosh, Ole Man, just when I thought you had grown up a bit, you revert to juvenile barbs.

    1. Yes, I started it with my opinion. Again, that’s what ITH is for. Calling it a rant is just a petty insult that does nothing but drag down the spirit of the place.
    2. “Other than the name I called you, what name have I called you?”. Please allow that to percolate.
    3. As is so often the case, you don’t even understand what was being said. I was pointing out the hypocrisy of your accusing me of “making a mountain out of a mole hill” while making every bit as much of it as I was. Your repeated attempts to say how little it matters show exactly how much it matters to you. Accusing me of a “rant” about a “NON-ISSUE” while arguing with me at every turn — including multiple little insulting sideswipes — is, to say no more, contradictory.
    4. Your final comment is just embarrassing. This is a basketball website. There is nothing at stake that is worth turning to schoolboy taunts, yet you do it almost any time someone challenges you. I stopped responding to you entirely for more than two years, but thought perhaps you had grown up a bit. I was wrong.

  • Ole Man

    Whatever, Archibald.
    Look in the mirror before projecting so much of your own behavior onto others.

  • IdahoHoosier

    Reminds me of “Thank You” cards. You get a gift, so you send a “thank you” and maybe gift in return. Now they need to send you a “thank you”, and so on…. what is the appropriate time to cut it off? Takes nothing away from the accomplishments of the past, but celebrating odd intervals as you said, that is just weird.

  • Zora Clevenger

    To put a perhaps too fine point on your comments, I wonder if U San Francisco sells their program by dwelling on their two National Championships? Both of which came more recently than our first two.