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From hardcore college hoops fans to casual viewers, the NCAA Tournament attracts a diverse crowd across the fandom spectrum. Filling out a bracket appeals to a wide range of people and since the tournament tips off today, many are finalizing their selections. Some determine picks after carefully studying each team, while others resort to less scientific methods such as flipping a coin or looking at mascots or uniforms. Whatever the bracket methodology, keeping up with the 68 teams through upsets and triumphs provides endless excitement for spectators.
A new campaign from CBS Sports and Turner Sports promotes the NCAA Tournament and how it extends beyond sports, into the realms of fashion and pop culture. The “Brackets Everywhere” spot begins with a clothing designer who finds inspiration in the iconic NCAA bracket pattern. The bracket-inspired creations soon spark a nationwide fashion craze. … Read More »
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There’s no denying the excitement that accompanies March Madness. Each year, college basketball steals the spotlight as buzzer-beating 3-pointers, underdog victories and passionate fans characterize tournament play.
Selection Sunday is still a few days away but the Big East Tournament is in full swing, with 16 teams vying for one trophy. The winner will secure their invitation to the NCAA tournament and if they’re lucky, they’ll advance to this year’s Final Four in New Orleans. The 2012 Big East men’s basketball championship will be the thirtieth straight held at Madison Square Garden, the longest such streak in the country. Thanks to the folks at Steiner Sports, A Glam Slam is offering one lucky reader a chance to catch the action live, on Wednesday, March 7th.
To win a pair of Big East Tournament tickets (afternoon games), here’s how to … Read More »
In celebration of March Madness, adidas has unveiled new uniforms for three men’s basketball programs: Baylor, Cincinnati and Lousiville. The schools will wear their new adizero threads during their respective conference tournaments and throughout the NCAA tournament.
According to the brand, the gear is on average 28 percent lighter than the schools’ previous uniforms to keep players light and faster on court. Jerseys feature a ClimaCool zone to provide moisture-wicking benefits while the short’s four-way stretch woven material works with the body’s natural movements to increase mobility for players.
The uniforms boast a limited edition design and coloring developed only for this season’s NCAA tournament run. The apparel was created in vibrant team hues “to pay homage the high intensity of March Madness play.” For each team, patterned shorts resemble a tiger print, yet the camoflague design is said to be “inspired by teamwork and … Read More »
After a college football season that was filled with sartorial highs and lows, college hoops style is now taking center stage. Today Nike unveiled the Hyper Elite Platinum series, a set of innovative new uniforms designed to pay tribute to universities who have reached “elite” status in the game. The specially created short and jersey combinations will be worn during select games this season. The uniforms were developed for nine NCAA Championship teams that acheived their victories while wearing Nike footwear and apparel. The universities set to debut the Nike Hyper Elite Platinum threads include: Arizona, Baylor (women’s), Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Syracuse, Connecticut (men’s and women’s) and North Carolina.
From a design standpoint, the uniform feature a gray (“platinum”) base, accented with each schools’ colors. The gear evokes a futuristic vibe through laser-cut logos, reflective letters and numbers, and sublimated graphics on … Read More »
The Minnesota Gophers will have a new look when the team takes the field for the 2012 season-opener on September 1st, against UNLV. College teams have continued to push fashion boundaries as it relates to their uniforms, a concept most evident in Maryland’s bold stylings from Under Armour last season. Countless uniform combinations, trendy details and bright color schemes debuted each week, turning the field into a runway. After a 2011 season that centered around this uniform craze, many expected the Gophers to introduce their own set of over-the-top football threads. But Minnesota’s newly-designed Nike uniforms will not follow suit.
The Gophers’ gridiron gear will come from the Nike Pro Combat system of dress. Pro Combat gear first debuted in 2010 and the innovative, futuristic uniform stylings typically result in mixed reactions from fans. Nike stuck with a simpler, classic look for Minnesota … Read More »
Fans knew that Oregon would debut snazzy new uniforms for the Rose Bowl game, but Wisconsin too has revealed a new set of on-field threads to be worn in Pasedena. As the teams battle on the gridiron on January 2nd, Nike and adidas will battle on the fashion front. Oregon is constantly drawing attention due to their ever-changing Nike uniforms and they alter their stylng several times throughout the season. The Badgers don’t play around with their look too often, but head coach Bret Bilema referenced Oregon’s numerous Nike combinations as motivation for his team’s uniform update. Oregon’s all dark-greens will contrast Wisconsin’s all-whites and both teams will unveil sleek new helmet designs come gametime.
Oregon will take the field wearing the latest gear in the Nike Pro Combat system of dress, which incorporates innovative design features and performance benefits. According to … Read More »
Even the slightest change in a team’s uniform, be it a color adjustment or a helmet addition, can send college football fans into a fashion frenzy. Amidst the BCS shake-ups and NCAA scandals this year, fashion was a major focus throughout the 2011 season. On-field image is important to teams in helping with the recruiting process, in marketing and in drawing more attention to a program. And uniforms continue to push fashion boundaries as evident in the 16 different combinations that Under Armour unveiled for the University of Maryland this season. The bold sartorial styling of the team caused quite a stir among fans and media. When Michigan and Notre Dame broke tradition and unveiled retro gear for their “Under the Lights” matchup, fans did not shy away from voicing their critiques. For better or worse, the uniform craze will continue … Read More »
The 2011 college football regular season has come to an end but bowl season will soon begin for fans. Meesh & Mia, a company that designs fashion-forward collegiate apparel, is offering one lucky college football enthusiast a chance to catch the action live. With a contest dubbed the “Belle of the BCS Bowl” sweepstakes, Meesh & Mia is giving fans an opportunity to attend the much-anticipated BCS National Championship Game between LSU and Alabama, on January 9th. Here’s what’s at stake:
A two night stay in the Big Easy
Two tickets to the BCS Championship Game
An $800 pre-paid American Express gift card
A $400 gift card to Meesh & Mia
A winner will be announced on December 23rd and you can enter here.
Meesh & Mia is home to a unique line of collegiate apparel with offerings that are far cry from standard team jerseys … Read More »
After a hard fought season, ten college football teams have secured spots in BCS Bowl Games. In honor of their achievements, a special collection has been created to allow fans to celebrate their team’s success. ESPN consumer products announced the launch of ESPN Bowl Championship Apparel by adidas, a line of clothing and headwear for men and women with a “Bowl Bound” theme. Tees, hoodies and hats are among the offered items, which feature school colors and logos as well as each team’s designated bowl logo.
“With the recent announcement of the Bowl Championship Series participants, ESPN and adidas want to give fans a new and stylish way to represent their team,” says Matt Novoselsky, Licensing Director ESPN Consumer Products. “It’s an honor for a college football program to be chosen as part of the BCS, and so the ESPN Bowl Championship … Read More »
Much like the NFL draft or the NBA draft, the Heisman Trophy ceremony puts young players on a big stage. Though fans are most eager to see who will snag the coveted trophy, all eyes are also on the fashion. And when it comes to college football’s most prestigious honor, the candidates want to dress the part.
The final 2011 Heisman standings were as follows: #1 Robert Griffin III (Baylor), #2 Andrew Luck (Stanford), #3 Trent Richardson (Alabama), #4 Montee Ball (Wisconsin) and #5 Tyrann Mathieu (LSU). The five finalists have proven themselves on the field all season long but who managed to score the most style points? Some guys stirred up quite a buzz with their unique clothing and accessory choices while others played it safe. Here’s how A Glam Slam ranked their Heisman Trophy ceremony fashions:
#1 Tyrann … Read More »