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That is definitely SOD, and they look MUCH better now than they did with that nonsense they wore last year.

Oh, you mean adidas? :P

Seriously though, Nike seems to be getting better with their use of SOD. Now all they need to do is fix UConn and Oregon...

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That is definitely SOD, and they look MUCH better now than they did with that nonsense they wore last year.

Oh, you mean adidas? :P

Seriously though, Nike seems to be getting better with their use of SOD. Now all they need to do is fix UConn and Oregon...

That looks a million times better than what they've worn the last few years. A million times better...

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And Memphis is Nike Elite now. That's kind of lame -- shouldn't you have to have been with Nike as a Final Four team in order to be Elite?

Aside from the silver "button" on the neckline and a difference in the hangtag, is there any real difference between a Nike Elite team and any other Nike-sponsored basketball team?

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And Memphis is Nike Elite now. That's kind of lame -- shouldn't you have to have been with Nike as a Final Four team in order to be Elite?

Aside from the silver "button" on the neckline and a difference in the hangtag, is there any real difference between a Nike Elite team and any other Nike-sponsored basketball team?

No, I think that's it. Maybe it helps recruiting, but I wouldn't see how much.

Actually, if you're Elite, you're probably more likely to get one of Nike's new, wacky, uniform designs.

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Actually, if you're Elite, you're probably more likely to get one of Nike's new, wacky, uniform designs.

I don't know about that. Look at Nike's Elite teams: most of them have great uniforms (Duke, UNC, Florida, and Georgetown come to mind).

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And Memphis is Nike Elite now. That's kind of lame -- shouldn't you have to have been with Nike as a Final Four team in order to be Elite?

Aside from the silver "button" on the neckline and a difference in the hangtag, is there any real difference between a Nike Elite team and any other Nike-sponsored basketball team?

The "Elite" title refers only to the play on the courts, not the quality of the jersey design, is that correct?

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And Memphis is Nike Elite now. That's kind of lame -- shouldn't you have to have been with Nike as a Final Four team in order to be Elite?

Aside from the silver "button" on the neckline and a difference in the hangtag, is there any real difference between a Nike Elite team and any other Nike-sponsored basketball team?

The "Elite" title refers only to the play on the courts, not the quality of the jersey design, is that correct?

I guess. You're "Elite" if you're a Nike school and have been to the Final Four. So George Mason is Elite. Funny, huh?

And my "wacky" comment was in reference to SOD schools. The first three -- Syracuse, OSU, and Arizona -- are all Elite schools.

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And Memphis is Nike Elite now. That's kind of lame -- shouldn't you have to have been with Nike as a Final Four team in order to be Elite?

Aside from the silver "button" on the neckline and a difference in the hangtag, is there any real difference between a Nike Elite team and any other Nike-sponsored basketball team?

The "Elite" title refers only to the play on the courts, not the quality of the jersey design, is that correct?

I guess. You're "Elite" if you're a Nike school and have been to the Final Four. So George Mason is Elite. Funny, huh?

And my "wacky" comment was in reference to SOD schools. The first three -- Syracuse, OSU, and Arizona -- are all Elite schools.

Well, FWIW, those uniforms weren't that bad.

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On the backs of most SOD jerseys are two little colored inserts. I think the Nike Elite schools get silver inserts; not sure about the "non-elite" schools.

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I guess. You're "Elite" if you're a Nike school and have been to the Final Four. So George Mason is Elite. Funny, huh?

And my "wacky" comment was in reference to SOD schools. The first three -- Syracuse, OSU, and Arizona -- are all Elite schools.

I thought "Nike Elite" was only for the schools who have all-sports deals with Nike. George Mason does it the old-fashioned way - they just buy their basketball uniforms from Nike, so I thought they weren't included in the "Nike Elite" as I don't remember them having the "Elite seal" on their uniforms the last two seasons. However, I could be wrong; I haven't really seen a George Mason game since their Final Four run.

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I'll happily defer to someone who has a solid explanation, but I always thought "Elite" was predicated by being a Final Four team (and a Nike school at the time, but apparently not).

And, I will also say that I don't hate SOD, especially considering it's been toned down dramatically since the initial photos came out.

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