We showed you Indiana's new jerseys that were first unveiled by a Adidas tweet a few hours ago. They were... uniforms? Yeah, that, and not much else.
Yeah, those don't look any different than the regular jerseys, right? Well now Indiana's chimed in with more photos, and I recant my earlier statement. HAWT.
.@adidasHoops Unveils Heritage Uniform System for #iubb #GoIU Release: http://t.co/zq4ykn8CNe pic.twitter.com/nPJxkFZrl8— IndianaMBB (@IndianaMBB) February 26, 2015
They'll wear these three sets, deemed the Heritage System, for at least the Big Ten Tournament. Here's the full release from IU Athletics:
adidas and Indiana University today unveiled the Heritage uniform system for the Hoosiers basketball team to wear during the 2015 Big Ten Tournament. Designed with adidas' most innovative and advanced apparel and footwear technology, the uniform system is designed to help athletes play at their highest levels during college basketball's biggest moments.
The new uniforms have five stars embroidered on the short's waistband to callout each of the school's five National Championships. Evoking a throwback feel, the uniforms feature a cream alternate, in addition to the traditional white and victory red uniforms, for a retro look inspired by Indiana's rich basketball heritage.
"We are pleased to once again work with our apparel partner adidas to have a special uniform for the Big Ten Tournament, said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "We hope our fans particularly enjoy the throwback cream option as well as the five stars on the back of the trunks representing our five national championships."
Jerseys were designed with the same lightweight, sweat-wicking technology used in the NBA and targeted ventilation zones on the chest, back and side to keep players cool even in the most intense moments of the game. A perforated pattern on the short maximizes comfort and breathability as the game heats up.
The Hoosiers will lace-up the latest adidas basketball footwear including new colorways of the D. Lillard 1, J. Wall 1, and D. Rose BOOST 5 signature shoes from NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard, John Wall, and Derrick Rose.
Fans can grab their team gear at adidas.com and campus bookstores beginning March 2.