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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: Michigan Wolverines

    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: Michigan Wolverines

    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.
  5. At the very least, the normal navy socks would be a huge boost to the look.
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    The 1972 Project: Michigan Wolverines

    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: Michigan Wolverines

    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: Michigan Wolverines

    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: Michigan Wolverines

    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.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    meh. Worst part about these is the H-Town on the pants. but otherwise its just meh.
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    The 1972 Project: Michigan Wolverines

    I didn't actually know that. It must be super subtle because all the pictures I saw of those uniforms I just thought they were neon green sleeve caps. Anyways: I just took the striping from the pants and and applied it to the sleeve caps because I thought the sleeve caps were blank, so I took that idea and applied to to the rest of the uniform.
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    The 1972 Project: Michigan Wolverines

    I feel like I'm always apologizing for being away for a time I determine to be too long, but it is true. I like this project, this is by far the biggest one I've ever attempted and I really want to see it to completion. That being said I did have a rush of college projects to get through as well as some other design projects to get through as well. Even with the relative youth of a lot of the UAB athletic teams here, they really haven't had a "bad" look. Of course that is subjective between us all, but still. There hasn't been a UAB team that I found that has taken their respective playing surface looking like trash. That being said, it is time to bring them all together under a new-ish look. Football - Back from the dead and kicking teams' asses, the Blazers football team and program as a whole jumped to Under Armour. The football team kept their last Nike look and transferred it in essence to UA with a few changes here and there. So naturally I did the same thing. The helmets are gold and white with the fire breathing dragon on both sides. I contemplated returning the dragon scales pattern back to the helmets but I wasn't sold on the end look so I dropped it. Like I said, the jerseys look very similar to what they wear now and wore previously with Nike IRL. Biggest change to the uniforms is on the white uniforms with the gold numbers becoming green. Scale pattern is now in the sleeve caps. For the pants, I played with the bottom of the dragon logo to create a tail-like stripe. No gold uniform for football. Also staying around are the Children's Harbor uniforms, which are now being extended to the rest of the sports. Hockey - Hockey at UAB is by far the youngest of the 4 sports, but looks good on the ice. For them, I gave them almost Red Wings style uniforms, with the dragon logo on the front of the home and away uniforms and the scale pattern in the sleeve stripes. I gave them a gold uniform that echoes their club hockey uniforms with a chest stripe. To make it different, I added in the scale pattern with a gradient that fades the pattern in where it needs to be seen and takes it out where it doesn't need to be. I felt the design worked well for the Children's uniforms with the appropriate striping. Baseball - Baseball does appear to be the more simpler of the sports, which can be owed to the simpler nature of the sports' uniforms' as a whole. Gave them two hats, one that's all green with the B logo on the front of it and one what's green and gold with the dragon logo on it. Uniforms are simple with UAB on the chest and the sleeves filled in with the scales pattern. Pants have a slightly adapted tail stripe to fit the pants a little big better. Children's uniform gets the baseball treatment. No gold uniform for baseball, given that I didn't find any historical evidence of them wearing gold in the past. Basketball - Basketball has also had pretty simple uniforms in recent years and I kept that going. Down the side of the uniforms is the same stripe from the gold hockey uniforms with the gradient. Of course this time, the scales and gradient are oriented to fit the basketball tops. The shorts have the tail stripe that goes up onto the waistband. UAB on the chests of them all. For the Children's uniforms, I used a chest stripe and on the shorts I put the stripes around the bottom of the legs. C&C welcome!
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    little late to the party, but Boise State wore all-blue with their American flag numbers against Fresno State who broke out the Bulldogs script helmets.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I can't keep up with what NBA team looks like what on any given day, but I think the Kings could own the powder blue/red look.
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    Name That Font!

    Anyone know the GAMEDAY font or anything close?
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    The 1972 Project: Michigan Wolverines

    Applied the fix to all the jerseys. Took the suggestion and moved the stripe down a little bit on the shorts
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    The 1972 Project: Michigan Wolverines

    That was my fear/thoughts as well. The hem is definitely unusual to the sport and so is the GUNS UP design on the shoulders. Here's another option. I thought about putting the white on the end closer to the sleeves but I wanted to see if this fixed the problem first.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Are all the Adidas schools doing a Military themed uniform this year? So far I've seen: Kansas https://kuathletics.com/news/2018/10/29/football-kansas-honors-wwii-veterans-with-alternate-uniforms-at-salute-to-service-game-nov-3.aspx Miss. State: https://twitter.com/HailStateFB/status/1056978498248630273 Arizona State: https://www.uniswag.com/blog/arizona-state-salute-to-service-uniforms and I guess you could count Louisville's Fort Knox uniform as well?
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    The 1972 Project: Michigan Wolverines

    did you mean for baseball? Because they not only got one grey, but two I did try with the State Pride helmet to do a whole wrap around with the stripes for CSU but it just looked wrong so it became what it became.
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    MLB x Nike Aeroswift - Toronto Blue Jays (15/30)

    I respect tradition in baseball as much as the next guy, but these are great!
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    The 1972 Project: Michigan Wolverines

    So now we have both sides of the State Pride helmet sorted out, just thought we'd see it on top of the uniform it belongs to. Up next is Colorado State's future conference mate? Texas Tech: I love the GUNS UP motif. Under Armour has done a phenomenal job with the Red Raiders and I wanted to continue down that path with Nike in this universe. I don't like how Tech decided to change away from the proprietary font recently, as I feel that it takes away from a concise look. Despite my not having anything against them, there are no more grey uniforms for any team. Nothing against the color, just didn't want to clutter the selection up. Football - There really isn't a whole lot that is different here from what they wear now. The obvious change is from UA to Nike and with that comes a template change. The UA template comes with the pointed shoulder design which really helps sell the GUNS UP stripe, and Nike doesn't have that. So that shifted the design of the stripe from a pointed design to one that is a bit straighter that ends on the sleeve caps. The helmets I don't think change a bit from their real life counterparts. And I don't think the pants really do either. Hockey - Texas Tech is one of the few colleges that I've so far come across that has both a roller and ice hockey team. And both look really good on their respective surfaces. Here for ice hockey, the uniforms come over to the GUNS UP side. On the sleeves, I used a straightened out version of the GUNS UP stripe. On the hem, it's basically the same thing just on both sides of the jersey. I also added in the football style stripe to the shoulders. Interlocking TT on the chest of all three jerseys. Pants have the same stripe as the football pants. Socks match the hem stripes from the jerseys. Baseball - I tried to do the same thing I did for hockey with the football style GUNS UP stripe, but it didn't work out or look right. That being said, the hats are black/black and red/black with the interlocking TT. Slightly smaller striping on the sleeves and around the collar. Home whites are pinstriped. Pants feature a similar pants stripe to the other 2 sports so far. Basketball - Basketball had the same issue as baseball, but this time it was really no issue. I found this with Auburn, and I found it here but I love the "incomplete" look of the striping around the collar that UA is becoming more and more known for. It worked with the motif I thought. so the collar and shoulder striping both are incomplete and don't go all the way around. Arched Texas Tech and Red Raiders on the red uniform. Hem stripe is the same as the hockey hem stripe. Shorts stripe, thanks to the cut of the shorts, became half GUNS UP stripe, half pants stripe which I thought really, really worked. C&C welcome!