Category: A GLAM SLAM U
Nike first unveiled Pro-Combat uniforms in 2009 and since the debut of the new system of dress, the gear has received mixed reactions from fans across the participating schools. As the upcoming season approaches, Georgia is the latest school to showcase their new Pro-Combat style, to be worn during the “Chick-Fil-A” kickoff game on September 3rd against Boise State. While fans are once again weary of the on-field fashions, players seem to approve of their new look.
“When the players saw it, they liked it and that’s the big thing,” said Bulldogs Coach Mark Richt. “And it’s a special game. It’s not what we would call a traditional uniform but it’s not a traditional game either. That’s kind of why we did it.”
The Nike unis feature a predominately red design; a red jersey, red pants, black belt and black socks in Pro-Combat signature … Read More »
Old Navy began offering sports-themed items in 2009, with collegiate, NFL and MLB collections for men, women and children. The officially licensed apparel has been dominated by vintage-style tees at extremely affordable prices. With only a few weeks left until the start of the NCAA and NFL football seasons, Old Navy is expanding its sports apparel offerings. Capitalizing on the success of the previous lines and taking into account the value of college brands and large collegiate and NFL fan bases, the fashion retailer is stepping up its game in terms of branded team items.
Beginning August 18th, Old Navy will unveil stores-within-stores, dubbed “Super Fan Nation,” at 1,000 locations across the U.S. The stores will sell branded goods for more than 70 Division I schools, as well as NFL teams. A marketing campaign will accompany the release of items and … Read More »
College football doesn’t begin for another three months but one much anticipated game is at the forefront of NCAA sports talk. The Fighting Irish will head to Ann Arbor on September 10th, to take on the Michigan Wolverines. The game, which has been dubbed “Under the Lights at the Big House,” will be the first night game ever played at Michigan Stadium. To add another element of excitement, both teams will take the field wearing special retro uniforms. The teams recently unveiled the on-field fashions to be worn during their first primetime match-up since 1990.
The Notre Dame unis feature a white jersey with the school’s kelly green hue used for numbers, lettering and shoulder stripes. The years the Fighting Irish won National Championships are listed inside the bottom hem of the jersey. On the bottom half, the guys will wear gold pants … Read More »
March Madness ended a few weeks ago but the competition continued among the coaches in college hoops. CollegeInsider.com ran their annual bracket-style tournament, allowing fans to vote on the best-dressed head coach and assistant coach. Beginning in 1998, the event, which is dubbed the “Runway to the Fashionable Four,” has pitted 64 men’s coaches against one another to determine college basketball’s best-dressed. To add another element to the mix, this year’s contest was also judged by a panel that included Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg.
With the freedom to wear anything they want, college coaches often dress up for the occasion and the fashion scene come gametime is nothing short of entertaining. Some coaches opt for sleek, classic suits, while others use their sideline style to showcase school spirit. They wear jackets and ties in their team’s colors, even if those … Read More »
Earlier we took at look at the new Nike team attire for Washington State University’s athletic programs. Now Arizona State University, also with the help of Nike, has undergone some re-branding of their own. Similar to WSU, Arizona State expressed the need for consistency in uniforms across their various sports teams. They introduced their own university-wide athletics “brand and identity program.” ASU Athletic Director Lisa Love said:
“There was a lack of real consistency with regard to our brand. This partnership with Nike, which began nearly a decade ago for uniforms, will springboard us to a new level of branding, giving us a coordinated universitywide focus that will support our aspirations as a high-performance athletic organization.”
Throughout the process, ASU and Nike conducted focus groups and solicited feedback from student-athletes, coaches, students, faculty/staff, alumni, and fans. Thus far, the resulting team fashions have received mixed reviews … Read More »
Since becoming the Washington State University Athletic Director, Bill Moos has been working on a “brand and identity program” for school sports, with revamped team wardrobes as a top priority. The goal of the Couger makeover was to create a consistent look across all athletic programs, making it easy for fans and potential recruits to identify with WSU. As a former Athletic Director at Oregon, Moos, together with Nike, had helped to attract national attention for the Ducks each time new team fashions were introduced. He hopes the uniform changes at WSU will generate the same type of publicity for the school and its athletic programs.
The Cougers debuted their new gear last night. The unveiling included student athletes from football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball, all of whom will wear the unis for the 2011-2012 year. The sports … Read More »
Out of the 5.9 million + brackets entered in the ESPN Tournament Challenge, two people (yes, TWO) got the entire Final Four correct. March Madness indeed. And one of the biggest bracket busters took place when #1 seeded Kansas was knocked out by #11 seed, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Some thought the team didn’t belong in the tournament and some hadn’t even heard of VCU or Coach Shaka Smart. Well that has certainly changed.
According to CNBC reporter, Darren Rovell, VCUAthletics.com, which averaged 12,000 hits a day, received more than 100,000 hits on the day of their big win. VCU has been taking full advantage of their underdog status and their time in the college basketball spotlight. The team is celebrating their victory and our pain with these awesome new “There Goes My Bracket!” t-shirts. A fashion that fits for millions … Read More »
For a fashion company, aligning with a top college sports franchise provides added visibility for the brand. Last Summer American Eagle Outfitters became the presenting sponsor of The BIG EAST Men’s and Women’s basketball championships, a perfect way to target the company’s 15-25 year old demographic. Following in their footsteps and with March Madness underway, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has inked a fashion deal of its own. Macy’s is now the official department store of the SEC and all SEC Championship events. The three-year sponsorship will run through December, 2013.
Similar to The BIG EAST/American Eagle partnership, Macy’s will receive category exclusive use of conference logos, marketing rights, SEC television and web presence, event signage, and merchandise. The company will have the opportunity for a category exclusive presence at the Dr Pepper SEC FanFare during the Conference’s annual men’s basketball tournament … Read More »
The Nike brand outfits almost all Syracuse Orange teams with their uniforms and shoes. Just about one year ago, they unveiled new uniforms for the Orange men’s basketball team. The “Nike Hyper Elites” as they are called, celebrate the school’s culture and tradition and their design still continues to be a topic of conversation during games.
Though he might not get to wear the new uniform come gametime, Jim Boeheim pledges his allegiance to Nike through his sideline accessories. The Cuse head coach was spotted wearing black-rimmed eyeglasses that featured the iconic brand “swoosh” in white. It’s not the first time he’s worn the branded eyewear on the court but this close-up photo (via @mookman43) circulated on twitter last night, during Cuse’s wacky game against Pitt.
It might come as a surprise to many but these “swoosh specs” were apparently not provided by … Read More »
When former University of Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez was fired on January 5th, it prompted this tweet from A Glam Slam:
We know that when a team loses a championship game, their pre-made winning gear is typically shipped off to Third World countries. But when it comes to fired coaches, what in the world do they do with their team wardrobe?
Many coaches have signature sartorial styles be it a sweater vest, hooded sweatshirt or polo but regardless of what they choose to wear, they no doubt have a closet packed full of team attire. New branded sideline designs are developed each year adding to coaches’ existing crop of fashions. Logoed sweats, tees, windbreakers, hats, gloves, etc. – how much clothing do they really have and where does it all go? Here are a few answers:
Rich Rodriquez decided a charity sale would … Read More »