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    MLB x Nike Aeroswift - Kansas City Royals (7/30)

    I respect tradition in baseball as much as the next guy, but these are great!
  2. 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: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    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!
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    They lost me in the explanation video when they showed the "French helmet" I believe it was. That aside, these are quite fantastic for one-offs.
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Okay, scratched off the numbers helmet idea. First helmet has one change: both C's have a white outline now. I figured if one had it, the other probably should. Second just has the now outlined C. both the fronts now have the state flag on the front bumper and the back of the Ram helmet no longer has Cam the Ram.
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Honestly not sure. I don't think CU has ever done something like that uniformwise, outside a patch or anything. I'm not sure at the moment where CU falls on my list of teams, so I'll have some time to consider how that would work for the Buffaloes or if I even want to attempt that route with them. I hadn't considered that when I designed them, mostly because I didn't think I'd add them at all BUT here we are presented with this problem. Ignore the front and back views for now, I didn't change a thing on them yet. First helmet has a backwards C, which I can tell you I don't like just by looking at it. Second has the flag colored Cam the Ram logo on the side, same size as the flag C Third has a red/yellow colored number on the other side.
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Took a little longer than I wanted to, but I'm not going away with this anytime soon ? I believe the "chopped up" looking Ram horn is referred to as the "bone horns". I could be wrong about that but I could have sworn I saw it called that. Either way. I freaking love it! There's not a whole lot of different ways to do a Rams identity, but having a different style of Ram horn certainly helps. Football - the most recent uniform release for CSU has itty bitty ram horns on the sleeves and that just doesn't look good to me. So to fix that, we're going bone horns across the board. On the green helmet, gold and white horns, and the white helmet is the obvious inverse of that with green and gold horns. For the home and away uniforms, bone horns that wrap around the shoulder and finish on the sleeve caps. I like the new font for CSU so I kept it on the chest and as the number font. Pants have a bone horn inspired pants stripe that tapers toward the back of the leg. in the interest of space, I didn't include white pants, but they would have them and they will be on the uniform picker site. Now for the alternates, i never liked the look of CSU in a gold jersey. So the Ag Day orange alt sticks around with the addition of a Northwestern stripe on the sleeves. And I really liked the State Pride unis they unveiled last year so I kept those around too with a slightly different helmet. Hockey - I gotta say that the CSU club hockey teams have really good uniforms, which can't be said for a fair bit of ACHA teams. Okay that said, the hockey Rams adapt to the new look which isn't a huge deal. Ram horns on the shoulders, adapted bone stripe on the socks and the sleeves/hems. Cam the Ram front and center. they also get an Ag Day uniform, with Aggies done in a Rangers' style treatment, with the Block A on the shoulders. Also they get a state pride uniform where everything is white, minus the pants. the Leafs Stadium Series uniforms showed why that remains a bad idea. Baseball - Baseball is also a club sport and is stuck in logo limbo, using much of the older iconography from the pre-UA days. There wasn't much I could salvage from that, so it's a pretty new look overall. One hat, green/gold with Cam the Ram front and center. I like the font but not for the use on baseball uniforms, so it's smaller Cam the Ram and a number on the front. Pants have the adapted bone stripe. Ag Day uniform has NW stripes on the sleeves. I could have sworn there was a scripty logo that UA puts on apparel for the Rams for Ag Day, but I couldn't find it so I built one. State Pride uniforms are all white with the same flag elements. Basketball - Basketball sees a slight deviation. with the way the arm holes work, I wasn't going to be able to put the bone horn on the jerseys. so I did the adapted bone stripe around the arm holes and did the horns on the sides of the shorts. Colored in the waist bands on the home and away with CSU on the front of those. There is an Ag day alternate with the bone stripes on the jerseys. I used the new scripty font on the front of the jersey. State Pride uniform as well, with a chest stripe on the jersey C&C welcome! I'll try not to be so long between teams next time
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    College Hockey Uniforms 2018-19

    I hate that school, but damn is that a nice looking uniform.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Boise State in White/White/Orange, which I believe is a first for this uniform set.
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Kansas State has a winning look. I was trying to figure out how to word this intro but I found that the simpler the better. I really have no reasonable complaints about the overall look of the Wildcats athletic looks. Actually, I have one: the use of Serpentine as a number font. Football - Football's current look really drove the other sports' looks. The double stripe on the sleeves, the helmet and pants stripe is just so clean its hard to change it. The helmet remains unchanged, save for the now purple facemask. Jerseys don't change at all. Double stripes on the sleeves, TV numbers, Powercat on the base of the collar. Pants is where the most change happens. The silver pants are still the go to, but I added in white and purple pants just so there can be some variety if the team decides on it. Also I added an alternate helmet for Fort Riley Day, which they have done before but not for a while IIRC. Hockey - My internet research found that K-State did have a hockey team, a roller hockey team though it did appear that the team has been inactive for some time now. Well for the team's entrance to the ice, double striped uniforms across the sleeves and the hems. Powercat on the front of all the uniforms, tie down collars as well. Purple pants with the stripe down the side. Socks match the jerseys. Silver and purple helmets, silver would be the main use helmets. Baseball - Baseball actually changes the most, dropping all use of black and drop shadows. Double stripe on the sleeves, k-State on the front of the home and away jerseys. KS interlocking logo on the main hats. Alternate uniform gets CATS on the front with an alternate Powercat hat. Basketball - Finally, the basketball Wildcats stay about as reserved as the rest of the uniforms. Triple stripe piping around the neck and arms. K-State on the home and away uniforms, CATS on the alternate. on the shorts, I like the recent black uniforms that had larger striping on the shorts so I rolled with that idea with the double stripe. Powercat on both sides of the shorts. C&C welcome!
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Well then there's no reason to get rid of it entirely. I did play with some outline colors to make it pop a little more.
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Tulane has one of the most unique identities in college sports. though the UCSC Banana Slugs might be a close second ?. All that aside, Tulane really has a good look going for them, though IMO they've let their identity get cluttered with unnecessary colors, such as grey, black and a darker blue. Without really much else to complain about, I sought to simply clean up what is already an outstanding identity. Football - Like I said, there wasn't a whole lot wrong with Tulane's identity across the board. So the most I did was re-purpose some striping and clean up some colors. Gone is navy blue/anthracite/black and any other not needed colors. Green, light blue and white are the only colors needed and used now, with the exception of the lighter green in the Wave-T logo that is used only on the Wave-T logo. I liked the Northwestern stripe used on a helmet from a couple years back so that became the stripe used though on the jerseys, i opted for a more uneven approach and I can't explain why, I just liked the look of it. So 3 helmets, two white: both with the same striping, one with the Wave-T and a green facemask, the other with the Angry Wave (favorite logo) and a white facemask, as well as a green helmet with the Wave-T. Like I said, jerseys get the uneven stripes on the sleeves, TULANE on the chest of all three. Pants get the full NW stripe. Hockey - I'm a little upset with you guys (this is all in jest BTW, I'm definitely not mad) but how did you guys let me get 27 teams in before I realized that college kids can't wear visors on their helmets? So I created a a new Bauer template with a cage to make it more college friendly. Anyways, for the hockey jerseys I went with a Flyers Winter Classic uniform approach with the NW stripes on the sleeves and the uneven stripe on the hem. Home and Away get the Wave-T on the chest and the Alternate gets the Angry Wave. Main pants are green with the NW stripe and I added the option for light blue as well. Baseball - Not a super large departure from their existing look. Just now matches their newly established look. all green hats with the Wave-T and a white paneled hat for the Angry Wave. Jerseys have TULANE on the front with the uneven stripe on the sleeves. Pants get the full NW stripe down the pant leg, Green socks for all of them. Basketball - IRL Tulane basketball wears the 2016 Olympic template and that just didn't work for me in any way. Looking back at past uniforms, side stripes have been a part of the Tulane look for a while so I brought those back in the way of NW stripes. Around the arms are the uneven stripe look and the collar gets the NW stripe treatment. Angry Wave on the waistband, Wave T on the shorts leg. C&C welcome!
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    MLB by NIKE

    With my college hockey season winding down, I find that I once again have time to post stuff on here again. I've started a bunch of projects, but haven't had the time to get them on here until now. I've got a super massive project coming soon, but I wanted to get this one up and going before I consider starting that one. Enough with that though, lets dive in. I am aware Under Armour will be getting the MLB in 2019, replacing Majestic and Nike, but I really haven't done a baseball redesign series to date (i'm not considering my Pinstriping the MLB a "redesign series"). So I thought I'd give it a go. Now traditionalists be warned. This won't be a run of the mill white/grey/color uniform set for each team. Some teams will stay traditional in that sense, others will be a little off the board. Expect some colored pants. Sleeve stripes will be bigger for most, if not all teams. Traditions will be upheld for some. But that is enough my talking, I'll let the concepts do that instead. I'm going in alphabetical order of teams, starting in the AL. I don't really have a lot of complaints with the current state of Baltimore's uniforms. Hence why there isn't a whole lot changed. I did scrap the grey uniforms in this case. -Hats/Batting Helmets - I really really really am a sucker for white panel hats. However I am not a huge fan of the cartoon oriole on the front of the hat so I changed it to the O's logo. Black hat stays pretty much the same. But on the batting helmets I used the cartoon oriole. The O's logo just didn't look right on it. BP hat is orange with the cartoon on it, and it could be snuck into the rotation of hats. -Jerseys - Again, not much is different from what is currently used. Orange jersey becomes the new road jersey, and now has the Baltimore script on the chest. Black jersey gains some white detailing and is the new alternate. BP jersey I will have fun with for all the teams. Most teams will have a logo instead of script on them and will have more modern striping. In this case, two BP jerseys for the Orioles, both have the cartoon Oriole and truncated racing stripes. Also, just to be more modern, I added a chest number. -Pants - White pants only for the Orioles. I knocked around the idea of orange or black pants but found it didn't suit the look. Plus I didn't think they'd want to look like oranges running across the field since they've tried that before. C&C welcome as always!
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I think that's what they did. "Hazlet settled on 8-inch front numbers, silver with a black outline so they wouldn't blend in with the maroon stripes and white jersey. The back numbers include a burlap base, just like in the 1930s, with the numbers stitched on." https://gocolgateraiders.com/news/2018/9/18/football-throwback-uniforms-two-years-in-making.aspx
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I understand the front design. but does anyone know why the back number looks like it was printed on a potato sack and stitched to the jersey?
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    something like that? the striping change didn't result in a whole lot of change across the board. Mostly the change happened in the black uniforms. For the baseball hats, I changed the all black hat to the interlocked NI, red to the Huskie-NIU, and added a black and red hat with just the Huskie.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I think they underestimated the speed of the OSU defense. Given that circumstance, I thought they played as good as the situation was.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I think for both being more modern uniforms, Boise St/Oklahoma St was aesthetically pleasing.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Should be a good looking game today
  20. the red and yellow on the logo feel really out of place now on the new jerseys
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Got lucky with a quick turnaround on the next team up: They were once heralded as the "next Boise State". them and a long list of teams that somehow keeps growing. Football opinion aside, Adidas hasn't ruined the Huskies. they even had a pretty snazzy throwback a couple years ago. But they aren't one of Adidas "premier" programs lets call them, so they don't get the most attention and they don't have a signature look to build off of which is a shame because they have a great set of logos to work with. So to combat that, I created a stripe that was partly based off the beveling in the logos. I also wanted to make sure that I separated NIU from their other red/black conference mates. Similarly to Georgia, the stripe is actually the same across all the uniforms, just one color is lost on the colored uniforms and all of them are present on the white uniforms. Football - Beginning with football, stuck with the black helmets as the main helmet. I liked the silver facemask from these uniforms so I used it on both the white and black helmets. Went with the Huskie - NIU logo on both helmets. Jerseys all have the stripe in some capacity. Black and red uniforms make their respective colors disappear whereas on the white uniform I made it into more or less a sleeve cap design. Changed the number font to something closer to the wordmark font. Stripes work the same ways on the pants with the vanishing colors and whatnot. Hockey - NIU hockey currently wears Ottawa Senators uniforms which has to go. So their new digs match the new design with the stripes on the sleeves and the hem. Huskie-NIU logo on the chests, Away and Alternate uniforms have a black shoulder yoke. Pants have the stripes and the socks sensibly match their jerseys. Interlocking NIU logo on the pant legs. Baseball - Not a lot different from the rest of the uniforms. Black hat with the Huskie-NIU logo, Red with the interlocking NIU and helmets to match both. On the white jersey, I did what I did on the football uniform and filled the sleeves with the stripes. Other uniforms lose the color that matches the base color. HUSKIES on the front of the home and away, Huskie and number on the red alternate. Pants have the stripe down the side, striped red and black socks. Basketball - I had a tough time with these which happens a lot more than I wish it would with the basketball uniforms. The Huskies have worn/still wear(?) Bulls inspired uniforms which doesn't look bad but doesn't match the new scheme I'm trying to implement. So I kept the relative simplicity of the Bulls uniforms and tweaked them to match the new striping. Otherwise its HUSKIES on the home and away, NIU on the alt with the new stripe found throughout. C&C welcome!
  22. I found this in the Niners 2012 style guide hidden and clipped away from everything else.
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    MLB by NIKE

    Better late than never, but here's the Mother's Day looks: While I'm not the biggest fan of the MLB holiday uniform weekends, I do like change in uniforms it does provide. Since the Jackie Robinson uniforms were a bit of anomaly to how the uniform weekends work with the teams in essence wearing their normal uniforms with a few frills, here's some rules I've established for the uni weekends in this universe: Each league will alternate being the dark uniform/light uniform every year. So in this case, next year the Yankees would be in dark grey, Marlins in white. All sleeve patches, with the exception of the Phillies sleeve numbers would be replaced by the event patch or sponsor patch. Both color of hats would be sold but only one takes the field. i.e, there would be a pink/grey Yankees hat, but for this year it would be a fashion cap only. In the case of Mothers/Fathers Day uniforms, AL/NL is opposite of each other. In this case, Yanks would be dark grey/light blue, Marlins would be white/light Blue. i think that will make sense to everyone. So to these uniforms. Pretty straight forward if you really think about it. Replaced team colors with pink/dark grey/light grey. BP Hats are just the same as the uniform hats. C&C welcome!
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    The 1972 Project: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    It's Fun Belt time! Georgia State isn't a team we see on the boards every day, but they're on the list and they happen be up next, so here we go! Georgia State hasn't had a bad uniform in my opinion, and that's a compliment given that most of their uniforms have come straight outta the catalog. I wanted to give the Panthers a bit of a more unique identity, without sacrificing the simplicity that has been established by the Panthers. I found the best way to achieve this goal was to introduce red to the uniforms, even in just a trim style setting. Football - As I mentioned above, red was introduced into the uniform color scheme after previously being limited to the logos. That being said, I strove to keep a simple look about the uniforms while still making it feel unique to GSU. Helmets, there are 2 main helmets: white and blue. I developed a stripe that I felt worked with previous stripes the Panthers have worn and one that fits their scheme. Panther head on the side of both helmets. Jerseys have the same stripes on the sleeves as on the helmet. I also went back to their number font from before the Under Armour switch because I simply like the way that it looks. GSU "giants" looking logo just under the base of the collar. Pants are easy and have the stripe down the side. Now the alternates. I went against my better judgement and used black as the alternate color. Red as a major color didn't look right to me, and they didn't look bad IMO in black. So to do that, I eliminated red from the black uniform(s). Hockey - Forgive the terrible pun, but based on my Google research, the GSU Ice Panthers team has been put on ice for some time now. Nevertheless, no team left behind. The hockey uniforms almost took on a Rangers esque vibe to them with the way the striping and colors worked out. Panther head on the front of the home and away uniforms, w/GSU logo on the shoulders. Pants are striped, socks match of course. Black uniform has GSU on the front, Panthers on the shoulders and no red. Baseball - As baseball tends to be in most of these cases, these are a bit more reserved than the rest but still match up with everyone else. One hat for the home and road and that's blue. The white hat didn't look good to me. Unforms are simple, underlined Panthers on the chests, stripes on the sleeves and pants. I left the socks blank because it also just looked better than striped socks did. Alternate is all black because that's the thing that's been established. Biggest and only difference is GSU on the chest rather than Panthers. Basketball - Basketball jumped the shark a little bit. I didn't like straight up and down stripes on these uniforms, and of course I wanted to keep these uniforms looking like they're still in the same family. The uniform design on these started in the shorts. I liked the template UA put the Panthers on, namely in the shorts design which worked well with the Nike template which resulted in the different heights of the stripes. Once I had that, the jerseys got a collar to shoulders design that i felt worked well with the shorts. Panthers on the home and away, GSU on the alt. C&C welcome!
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    Philly Eagles Add Super Bowl Champs Patch for Tonight

    am I the only one that doesn't like this trend? i understand celebrating a championship and all, but this just feels unnecessary.