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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    Looks possibly reminiscent of this era of TCU uniforms
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    Black has no place in Boise State's uniform set. It was BFBS at the highest order. Also there was nothing special about their previous uniforms save for the helmet. The new uniforms are more uniform with each other and are a definite upgrade.
  3. ACC American Atlantic: Boston College | Clemson | Florida State | Louisville | NC State | Syracuse | Wake Forest West: Houston | Memphis | Navy | SMU | Tulane | Tulsa Coastal: Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami | North Carolina | Pittsburgh | Virginia | Virginia Tech East: Cincinnati | Connecticut | East Carolina | Temple | UCF | USF Big Ten Big XII East: Indiana | Maryland | Michigan | Michigan State | Ohio State | Penn State | Rutgers Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | Texas | TCU | Texas Tech | West Virginia West: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin C-USA Division 1 Independents East: Charlotte | FAU | FIU | Marshall | Middle Tennessee | Old Dominion | WKU Army | BYU | New Mexico State | Notre Dame | UMass | Idaho* | Liberty (2019) West: Louisiana Tech | North Texas | Rice | Southern Miss | UAB | UTEP | UTSA MAC Mountain West East: Akron | Bowling Green | Buffalo | Kent State | Miami (OH) | Ohio Mountain: Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | New Mexico | Utah State | Wyoming West: Ball State | Central Michigan | Eastern Michigan | NIU | Toledo | Western Michigan West: Fresno State | Hawai'i | Nevada | San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV Pac 12 SEC North: Cal | Oregon | Oregon State | Stanford | Washington | Washington State East: Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Mizzou | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt South: Arizona | Arizona State | Colorado | UCLA | USC | Utah West: Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU | Ole Miss | Mississippi State | Texas A&M Sun Belt West: Arkansas State | Louisiana-Lafayette | Louisiana-Monroe | South Alabama | Texas State East: Appalachian State | Coastal Carolina | Georgia Southern | Georgia State | Troy Alright everyone. This is the big one. I've had the bits and pieces of this one working for two and half years and I finally feel ready enough to get this one out to the public. This project began when I wondered one day what would happen if Nike did something ludicrous and somehow managed to get apparel rights to every single FBS level team. Of course this is seemingly impossible in the real world, but it was fun to think about. Then I took it one step further. Not only would get every FBS football team, but if every FBS football team also had a Division 1 basketball, baseball and hockey team for Nike to get their hands on. So the goal here is one, to actually finish this idea, but more than that, is to see if I can create a unique identity for 130 some teams across 4 different sports. This means that some traditional looks will be changed slightly and some might change drastically. Nevertheless, I'm excited to get this off the ground and share it with you guys. Teams will be posted as I get them done and will be done in a random order I have created with some help from the internet and first up is the Ohio Bobcats of the MAC: (I also will create one of these cool team headers for every team). Ohio's sports have a rather laid back and simplistic look to them. Even with adidas/Russell at the helm of their apparel, they don't have too crazy of a look and I kept that in mind as I designed their uniforms for this. Keeping that in mind, I left their football uniforms pretty much the same as they have been the last couple years. Biggest change here is the addition of real pants stripes as opposed to no stripes or very short stripes. I limited black to an alternate set that would hopefully be worn separately, but in the current state of college football we all know that wouldn't happen. The hockey uniforms are very similar to how the football uniforms go. I did consider shoulder logos for them but I didn't keep them, as it just didn't feel right to me. Baseball uniforms again are very simple and consistent with the rest of the uniforms. Biggest thing here and across the board is that there is no longer a "grey away" designation. Unless a team has grey in their set, I won't be giving a team a grey uniform for baseball. Basketball is consistent with the rest. I didn't want to go full Celtics with Ohio, so the double stripe pattern is on the shoulders and the collar trim is a solid color. On the shorts the waistband is striped and the hem is a solid color. C&C is welcome as always. Given the larger nature of this thread, I'll try and get the next team up as soon as I can.
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    I think Ball State is one of a few college teams I have not seen a concept for on here. And I've been lurking here for 10 years and a few months now. But hey, here they are now. The Cardinals have been relatively tame with their partnership with the swoosh, but nothing about their uniforms outwardly scream "unique". But they have an air of simplicity that really captured my attention and was something I sought to keep. Football - So the inspiration here was the top of the logo and the short little head feathers on the top of the cardinal head. Originally the stripe was gonna be three stripes wide, but it came across looking a lot like an Adidas stripe so that wasn't gonna fly (heh). So the stripe was two stripes wide and is reminiscent of the top feathers of the logo's head. Anyways, the helmet remains largely unchanged and still white. Cardinal logo on both sides. Jerseys have the stripes on the sleeves that terminate toward the back of the uniform. Pants do something similar with the stripes coming up from the bottom with that slight curve coming from the back of the pants. Alternate is simply an all back rendition of the home/away uniforms. Hockey - IRL Ball State hockey rocks I believe they're the Ottawa 67's black uniforms, and it just doesn't work. But club sports take what they can get. But these imaginary D1 uniforms are very much in line with the new style of uniforms. Red is now the home uniform with the Cardinal logo front and center with the bird stripes on the sleeves and on the hem. Socks have the same stripes as the jerseys, white helmets for both home and the away uniforms. Alternate is again a blackout version of the home/away uniforms. Baseball - I normally tone the baseball uniforms down a little bit given the nature and historical feel of the sport, but I don't feel as though I did that here. I went with a V-neck template because the IRL baseball team looks really good in them. Bird stripes on the sleeves, stacked Ball State on the chest of the home and away with the number underneath it. Pants have the bird stripe that doesn't go all the way down to the bottom of the pants. For the alternate, I stopped just short of a total blackout with black pants. Basketball - For the hardwood, I was replacing a recolored UConn template which broke nothing in my heart. I tried something and didn't have the stripes go all the way around, which they weren't going to do anyways and had them stop a little shorter than what is normally expected. Stacked Ball State on the front of all 3 jerseys. Arched nameplate on the back of all 3 jerseys. Shorts have the stripes on the waistband and as well as up the side of the shorts. C&C welcome!
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    Studio Stories: Creating the T-Wolves Prince Uniform

    As someone who wants to be in this line of work someday, this is a really cool story. I love seeing the behind the scenes looks at how uniforms are designed from day one to reveal.
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    whoops. That's what I get for mass copy/paste and not checking links. Try it now, the last four teams are up with the appropriate links to teams.
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    hopefully the final update to WVU: Changed the sleeve caps and stripes on the yellow jersey to add some navy to the uniform. and just a reminder for the football uniforms, if you don't like the combos I post in the pictures, you can go to the uniform picker site and see all the possible combos here: https://colinturner95.wixsite.com/1972project or via the link in my signature
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    So, this took longer than I wanted to because my second option after further review was going to way too close to what @oldschoolvikings designed for the Mountaineers so I had to scrap Option 2 and go back to the drawing board. The drawing board process took a while because I didn't want to go to a straight throwback route. And then finally, the light bulb went off. Before I begin, let me say this: I know Mountaineers =/= Coal Miners. But that aside, coal mining has been a part of West Virginia history for a long while and I looked to that for inspiration on these uniforms. More closely, I used the coal miner uniforms as direct inspiration for these uniforms which is where the stripes come from specifically. So now with a new inspiration in mind, there are 4 new uniforms, 1 in each sport that also make a new appearance. Football - No major changes to the helmets. Logos, bumpers remain the same as before this update. Jerseys and pants do not. First things first, it's a return to to the previous Morgantown font. I personally have no major issues with the current font, plus or minus a few alterations to a few numbers in the set but anyways. The sleeve stripes are basically lifted from miner uniforms and recolored to fit the sleeves as well as down the pants. Now to the new alternates. The WVU Pro Combats were among my all time favorites in the 3 year period they ran. So in this case I flipped the color scheme to a black base uniform with some alterations. Coal patterned helmet with yellow and black WV on the side. Jerseys are black with yellow numbers, coal dust pattern on the sleeves and miner uniform stripes near the shoulders to more closely simulate a coal miners uniform. On the pants, the coal dust pattern runs top to bottom with two sets of uniform stripes to again simulate a coal miners uniforms Hockey - Hockey sees a bit of change. But I am leaving the numbers on the shoulders. Gone is the pickaxe stripe and replacing it is the miner stripes. The away uniform now gains a navy shoulder yoke. I also added gold pants after a previous debate I had scrapped but now they are here for the option. There's now a "Pro Combat" hockey uniform with coal dust down the sleeves and the pants. Baseball - Less change than hockey I think. Sleeve colors go away, stripes change. Hats don't change at all. Pants stripe changed. Pro Combat uniform gets added . Basketball - Basketball sees a bit of change. The striping arrangement doesn't change but the stripes do. But the biggest change is the jersey font. With the use of the Morgantown font, the block font no longer felt like it fit. So I went looking for a font that would fit with the number and I think I found it. Beyond that, the next biggest change is the addition of the Pro Combat uniform. Shoulder stripes, coal stripe down the side of the uniform which continues down the shorts with the set of stripes in the coal stripe. C&C welcome!
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    IIHF World Juniors

    Unpopular opinion, but I think this looks kinda good (none of the new Nike IIHF uniforms look great). this is what the US' uniforms should have looked closer to. Not blue, white and more blue.
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    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    the airbrushed helmets are cool in their own right, but they not the best full time helmets. once or twice a year is fine but they really need a new helmet.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Boise State wearing all orange. and by all orange, I mean all orange
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    For all, I hope you're enjoying the holidays. For others, I hope your fantasy Super Bowls are going your way. If those don't apply to you, I hope you're enjoying your weekend! As for West Virginia, this was one of two ideas I had working for them early on. Idea two is still very much in play if the feedback isn't good on these. Anyways, I really like the football uniforms for the Mountaineers, and the basketball uniforms which fit together pretty similarly. I am not a fan of the use of black so closely with navy so black is gone. I also made some changes in general to make the uniforms feel more connected colorwise. Football - Like I said, I am a big fan of the football uniforms, but was not opposed to some tweaks here and there. the biggest problem I have is the lack of white on the uniforms as a whole, plus with me completing Michigan the team before, this was a good way to put some difference between the two schools. So now on the gold helmets, there's a white outline on the WV. On the uniforms, particularly the numbers all have outlines now, to interject some colors that weren't previously present on some uniforms as well as in the Big 12 logo and the swooshes. I kept the pick-axe stripe as well as the sleeve caps. Also added pant stripes which mimic the sleeve designs. Hockey - Hockey was pretty simple but might be my favorite uniforms out of the bunch (i played the sport for 17 years, so no bias at all) but from my design perspective I just like the way they came together. Rather than do a simple sleeve stripe, I did something similar to the Pittsburgh Penguins uniforms with the sleeves but made it match the established design. I contemplated a set of yellow pants, but I am not a fan of lighter colored pants in hockey, but I've recently caught a glimpse of a Minnesota high school hockey team that wears yellow pants with navy jerseys and socks, so I might be rethinking that. Baseball - The biggest downfall here was that WVU doesn't really have unique wordmarks I found suitable for the front of a baseball uniform. So on all three of them, is the WV logo with the number on the other side. The sleeves look a lot like the football uniforms as so do the pants, of which there are white and navy. Again, considered yellow but just didn't like the end look. Basketball - Finally, basketball doesn't see a whole lot of change. I kept the stacked West Virginia, because that has been a part of the uniforms for a while now. Biggest change is that the pick-axe stripe now runs from the armholes down onto the shorts. WV logo on the legs, Country Roads on the waistband. On the alternate, WV instead of the text. I wish I was more sold on these but there's something that still quite doesn't feel right but I can't find what it is. Anyways, C&C welcome as always. I likely won't have another team up before Christmas, so to all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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    Name That Font!

    Anybody know what RAISE THE BAR is?
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    NFL changes 2019

    1. Someone said it already, but they have combos they could wear but inexplicably don't and would look 10x better. 2. Dump the piping mess, go with something based off the CR/Throwbacks. 3. Burn everything, and go to a cardinal/grey or cardinal/black/copper scheme with some form of actual stripes. *shameless plug alert https://i.imgur.com/lTEBzaO.png* 4. Much like the Falcons, roll with the CR uniforms. 5. See Falcons/Bengals.
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    You know, I've tried the stripes on the yellow pants before in a previous concept and it was much maligned which is why the pants stayed blank. And I used the triple stripe on the yellow jersey because it matched the real life yellow hockey jerseys and was closer to the yellow basketball jerseys.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    it's amazing how far sports uniform technology has advanced since then.
  17. At the very least, the normal navy socks would be a huge boost to the look.
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    As a Michigan State fan, I have very few good things to say about U Athletics, but the uniform fan in me has a few good things to say. The Jordan Brand has taken good care of football and basketball, and the Swoosh has done good on the diamond and pretty good on the ice. So with that in mind, I did make a few minor changes here and there. Football - Not a whole lot of change to made here. The helmet stays the exact same. I don't think I made a single change to it. Jerseys had a couple tweaks made to them. I added double yellow stripes to the sleeves of the navy uniforms and accordingly moved the numbers to the shoulders. On the white uniforms I moved the stripes up onto the sleeves and also moved the numbers to the shoulders. For the maize jersey, which I didn't know had historical relevance as it was worn before gets stripes now, that I borrowed from IRL maize hockey jerseys. Kept the collar navy. All the jerseys now have the block M at the base of the collar. Maize pants remain stripeless and white pants have stripes. Hockey - I'm not quite sure what Nike was doing with the navy hockey jerseys. It just doesn't work for me. So now the double maize stripes get applied here on the sleeves, socks and hem. The white and maize uniforms don't really change from what exists now in real life. The biggest issues I had here was that the current pant stripe doesn't fit with the look. So I kept them blank with the exception of a block M on the front of the pants. Winged helmet because c'mon, this is Michigan. Baseball - Shoutout to @JimmyN64 for the baseball helmet template I ended up using here. I was a little disappointed when I found out that the baseball teams don't use a winged helmet but guess what , they do now! Uniformwise, it's a lot of the same as above. Basketball - Basketball saw a little bit of change, and that was mostly just in the striping patterns. I personally don't like the striping patterns they use and so I changed them to match the rest of the uniforms. Not a lot to say but if you guys have anything to say, I'm all ears!
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    Not really sure where to begin this part of the talk for FAU. They had a good look with Adidas, then made a switch to the more form fitting uniforms, dumped the stripes and haven't gone off the deep end but IMO haven't really found consistency with a look. They've done the Adidas catalog wings, played with stripes on their helmets, but can't quite seem to pull down a concise look. (Again, as always these are just my opinions based on what I see in my research) Football - Back to a more basic look for the Owls. The original plan saw a wing cut out of the stripe but when it was actually put in use, you couldn't tell what the hell it was so that was scrapped pretty quickly. 3 helmets: white, navy and red, all technically with the same stripe, but obviously different colors make a different stripe appear. Owl Eyes logo with FAU across the top on all three helmets. On the jerseys, I moved the stripe from the original position on the shoulders down to the sleeves. It just felt like it fit better there. On the home and away uniforms, FAU is on the chest, alternate has the stacked Florida Atlantic on the chest. Pants are easy to navigate. Stripe down the side of all 3, state of Florida + ATLANTIC on the front opposite the Nike logo. I really liked the red socks/shoes combo from the opening game this season so those stuck around, and can move from uniform to uniform obviously. Hockey - Hockey IRL wears Jets 1.0 uniforms which actually look pretty kick ass, but unfortunately they must go by the wayside for the purposes of this thread. So the uniforms should be pretty easy to figure out. The stripes are on the sleeves and hems. I used the interlocking FAU logo on the shoulders. For the home and away I used the full bodied Owl + FAU across the top as the main logo. Alternate gets just the Owl eyes + FAU. Multiple helmets as well as two colors of pants that are interchangable with the uniforms. Baseball - You can definitely tell where I was taking these uniforms. The real life baseball Owls wear uniforms inspired by the White Sox chest stripe uniforms. this wasn't gonna fly completely but I did like the larger stripes on the sleeves so I kept that around just with the new stripe style. Arched the OWLS on the home and away uniforms with no front number. On the alt, arched the stacked Florida Atlantic. 3 hats/helmets that mirror the football ones pretty closely. Pants I gave two options for, almost went 3 but didn't feel the need for a red out on the diamond. Basketball - Finishing up on the hardwood, I had another tough time figuring out which was the way I was gonna take the basketball uniforms. So I kind of kept them the same as what they wear now, with a few shakeups. Now down the side and on to the shorts is the same stripe as the rest of the uniforms. i also had a really weird thought about the Cleveland Browns pants stripe being applied here and well I tried it and we'll see how it goes. Owl Eyes logo on the shorts near the hem. C&C welcome!
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    Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    i admit Kraken would be unique, but to me it just feels so minor league. that being said, I could get behind a Sockeyes identity with double green, silver and white.
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    Unpopular Opinions

    I think if you got rid of the alarm clock font and the mismatching sleeve logos, the Bucs would look 100x better.
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    Redeeming Qualities of Bad Uniforms

    If anything should have stayed in the Sabres uniform repertoire from that monstrosity, it should have been those patches.
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    Technically, the RECLAIM THE STRIPE campaign was from way back in 2012 (sidebar, gddamn its been 6 years since UA took over Northwestern and since reclaimed the stripe), so maybe OWN THE STRIPE would have been a better idea, but that's neither here nor there. Northwestern owns the Northwestern Stripe which is the obvious focus here. But there's an obvious air of simplicity that the IRL uniforms across all four of these sports carry and I made it a point to keep those as well. To that point, the Gothic uniforms have been retired. I get the story behind them but I just don't really like them and so they've been retired. Football - At first glance there really isn't much different from what exists now. And that is really the case. The helmets remain without stripes and now there is no more white helmet. Purple and black, both with black facemasks. Purple helmet with the white N, black helmet with an white outlined purple N. Jerseys remain largely the same with the only change is the shoulder numbers moving down to the sleeve. The sleeves felt empty and I thought about adding the stripes to the sleeves, but I love the look with just the chest stripe. I normally disagree with blank pants but in this case I really think that just the logo on the hips and no stripes works really well. Hockey - Finding pictures of NW's club hockey team was harder than I thought it would be, but from the few that I did find, they most definitely make use of the Northwestern stripe. So the thing here was bringing the look together. Which was quite easy, with NW stripes on the chest and on the sleeves. I kept the numbers on the sleeves like the club team wears now. On the alternate, I used Willie the Wildcat's head on the front. No stripes on the pants, same stripes on the socks. Baseball - As it turns out, these were the only home/away uniforms that did not get a full NW stripe on the chest. I liked the arched WILDCATS too much and there wasn't a way to fit it in the stripe and have it look good. But the stripes do continue on the back. Hats/helmets match the football helmets. Pants have no stripes, but the socks do. Basketball - Finishing us off is the basketball team, who's uniforms get a touch simpler. Got rid of any and all trim striping and did a big stripe on the chest with NORTHWESTERN in the stripe with the number underneath it. On the shorts, NW stripe on the waistband and around the bottom of the shorts. C&C welcome!
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    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    What's the worst that could happen if they did choose to do that? Would they just get fined? Or are there more serious ramifications to that ?
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    The 1972 Project: Ball State Cardinals

    Sticking with the C-USA, next up is Rice: My biggest complaint about Rice's uniforms is that, well they're either plain or catalog based. Beyond that, even being an Adidas football school, they haven't really jumped the shark in, well, ever. The biggest change I made was to take grey out of the color scheme. While it seems a large scale change for such a simple team, none of their redesigned logos really make heavy use of the grey, so now its gone. Football - I really can't complain about Rice. They've kept a simple look for a while and I didn't feel the need to go overboard, but I did want to do more than just a plain navy and white jersey set. So I clipped the wings (heh) from the newer Owl logo and put them in the sleeve caps. Used the new Rice wordmark and the new number font as well. On the pants, I used the other side of the logo's wing and stuck it down near the leg opening. Gothic R remains on both helmets as well as on the hip side of the pants. Hockey - This came as a bit of a shock to me but Rice has no hockey teams of any kind. With no historical precedent to build off of, I put the wings on the sleeves in a tapered manner (gets smaller from front to back of the jersey) with a simple stripe on the hem. Gothic R on the front of both, Owl head logo on the shoulders. Pants have the other wing like the football pants. Baseball - Baseball actually has the most fun out of all the uniform sets. Fairly simple, like the rest of them, with the wings on the sleeves. Only difference here is that the pants wing didn't work on the pants, so there's just a stripe down the pants. I gave them a second navy jersey after seeing what I assumed to be a jersey the real life team wears and made it something of a home alternate, if they feel like wearing navy at home. Biggest difference is contrasting sleeves and Owls on the front. Basketball - Despite being the sport that made the most use of grey, there is no more grey uniform. Stuck the wings up on the shoulders by the collar and the pants, in this case shorts wings in their place. C&C welcome! Also, all the teams I've done so far (32/130) are up on the combo picker site which you can get to here or via my signature.