NORTHWESTERN DEBUTS NEW FOOTBALL UNIFORMS
Northwestern unveiled new on-field fashions for the upcoming football season. The Wildcats, who were previously outfitted by Adidas, will be sporting Under Armour uniforms come September. The move marks the company’s first outfitter agreement with a Big Ten institution.
Fans have long been anticipating the team’s new look. Maryland’s now infamous Under Armour uniforms debuted last year, prompting many to prepare for another round of garish gear. Instead Northwestern will be styled in a more simplistic design with some unique aesthetic features, namely the large stripe across the chest and back of the jersey. According to the Northwestern release:
The focal point of the jersey is a prominent stripe, a symbol of the University’s football legacy that recognizes the school as the originator of this design element. Known throughout the football community as the “Northwestern Stripe,” this feature will be integrated throughout the entire athletic program, ensuring that each of the 19 sports teams has a unique look but is united by a common thread.
The uniforms incorporate a unique design aesthetic, taking inspiration from the different elements of the Northwestern campus, including the gothic-style architecture and intricate stonework. These details are strategically woven into the uniform through the font style and numeral design, adding intricate details to the prominent Northwestern stipe across the jersey. The uniforms will be complete with baselayer, gloves and footwear that all coordinate with the home and away uniforms.
Northwestern will debut its new look against Syracuse on September 1st and at home on September 8th versus Vanderbilt.
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