Indiana wearing new Adidas uniforms in Big Ten Tournament


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After previously refusing to take part in Adidas’s postseason uniform rollouts, Indiana will actually make a uniform change for this year’s Big Ten Tournament and only for that event.

Indiana athletic director Fred Glass said IU has been working closely with Adidas on the design and agreed to take part because the uniforms are not that much different than their standard uniforms. The jerseys will actually be crimson and cream instead of varsity red and white, the home white jerseys will say “Hoosiers,” instead of Indiana and the words “Hurryin’ Hoosiers will be written on the waist band.

“We’re really excited about it,” athletic director Fred Glass said. “We think it’s a really good blend of old and new. And I feel like we are kind of the Hurryin’ Hoosiers again under Coach Crean, even though we weren’t so much in the Knight era, so I think it’s cool to have that on the waist band. We’ve been working with Adidas on this for a long time.”

The release from IU follows.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU Athletics and adidas have partnered to pay tribute to the unique history of IU basketball with special edition “Hurryin’ Hoosiers” Made In March basketball uniforms that will be worn at the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis on March 13th. These uniforms feature IU’s traditional cream and crimson color scheme, with the fabled “Hurryin’ Hoosiers” nickname placed on the inside collar of each jersey and on the back of the shorts. These Made in March uniforms will be worn exclusively during the Big Ten Tournament.

“Our players are excited to have something that will be unique to their time at Indiana,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “Great traditions like the candy stripe pants, the script Indiana, and the names not being on the back of their jerseys, are timeless and we are proud to uphold those every day.”

The collection was created to provide the Hoosiers with adidas’ most advanced uniform system and basketball apparel technology so they can take on the challenges of the intense play of March.

“Particularly given that our current style of play is reminiscent of the “Hurryin’ Hoosier” teams of the great Branch McCracken era, it is highly appropriate for our team to don these uniforms as a fun meld of our beloved and storied tradition with cutting edge design and uniform technology,” said Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. “It is no secret that we have shied away from special uniforms that depart dramatically from our traditional look. We are so appreciative to adidas for working with us to develop these fun and exciting, yet tradition-based uniforms,” said Glass.

Made in March Uniforms feature a functional perforated print pattern along the leg of the stretch woven short to enhance breathability and ventilation, keeping players cool as the clock winds down. adidas’ quick-drying jersey technology found in current NBA uniforms along with ClimaCool zones on the chest, back and side, move heat and moisture away from the body to keep the jersey light and dry during as players sweat.

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67 comments:

  • Juan Blanco says:

    Wow! This is exciting! (fart noise)

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    I can dig it, real crimson and cream.

  • Double Down says:

    I think they look good.

  • HepGotMe says:

    I am a heavy traditionalist but these are okay, particularly for one event. It these were “watermarked” ala OSU or had goofy stripes somewhere, then I would be hesitant.

  • kurk81 says:

    They’re ok except for the dots on the shoulder. Let’s hope we last long enough to see both colors. Not real sure about Glass’s statement about how ‘traditional’ they look. They bear no resemblance to any unis that IU has worn in the past. But they will generate a spike in jersy sales.

  • steve says:

    Nice to finally see a change for the very old and outdated uniforms we wear right now. I fear we only see these in one game though. I do not see us doing much of anything in the btt.

  • iuhoosier1992 says:

    For all you traditionalist, I say bring back the short shorts.

  • Valavicius says:

    Glass: “I feel like we are kind of the Hurryin’ Hoosiers again under Coach Crean, even though we weren’t so much in the Knight era so I think it’s cool…”

    Wow. May I tell you what would be really COOL though, and it was rather synonymous with the Knight era?

  • RAM says:

    Now all we need to have for a totally appropriate “uniform” change, would be to dress Tom Crean in a “clown” suit, with a big red rubber nose and floppy shoes, because his coaching and demeanor is most certainly clown-like. Read Price’s 3/6/14 column in the H-T and how he is in dismay at Crean’s moronic player substitution patterns. Seems like Crean is constantly looking for a lineup that can guarantee a loss. It took him a while against Nebraska, but he finally found it (and it was ugly!).

  • AWinAZ says:

    New unis? How about a new team? And coach?

  • Juan Blanco says:

    I hope they didn’t buy home and away uniforms. We are only going to need one.

  • Husky Tom says:

    Hey Juan Blanco- You are a name that I used to see a lot many, many years ago during the Bill Lynch heyday and enjoyed the occasional post from. Then you vanished for a long time, and have suddenly rematerialized. You’re sort of a Haley’s Comet of sorts for the scoop. To what do we owe your resurfacing?

  • TsaoTsuG says:

    I’m still trying to figure out what Indiana Athletic Director Glass was trying to say or… if he was misquoted…

    Glass: “I feel like we are kind of the Hurryin’ Hoosiers again under Coach Crean, even though we weren’t so much in the Knight era so I think it’s cool…”

    To be sure, I’ve liked the job Fred Glass has done as AD(and have said so in these pages more than once)…but that statement either puzzles, confuses or nauseates me. (Not sure which). I liked the Hoosiers as well under Mc Cracken, but this sounds too much like a rejection/disowning of the teams that followed and became the universally copied model for modern basketball around the world.

    (I have no problem with the uniforms themselves…just really thrown back by Glass’ statement). Could some columnist…or sports reporter ask and clarify. Does Glass not like a well coached, taught, structured to win (games, B1G championships, national championships), fundamentally solid and sound, defensively aggressive and aware team that emphasized ‘taking care of the ball’ and thinks before they throw the ball in the balcony 20 times in a game? Or challenged every possession, every pass opponents made. And gave maximum value to details like position, blocking out, denying the baseline and all that other ‘stuff’ that seems to have disappeared.

    And, if the statement was misspoken or misinterpreted; at least give Glass a chance to clarify and amend the quote (wipe the red off his face?) to be less offensive of a great era in Hoosier history.

  • He wasn’t trying to be offensive to it. Was just pointing out that they didn’t run as much under Knight, which they didn’t. They didn’t “Hurry” in the same way in the Knight era as they did then and as they are trying to do now. Obviously, they were successful, but the term “Hurryin’ Hoosiers” didn’t fit them. It fits Crean’s style more so it makes more sense to bring it back now. That’s what he meant.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    That’s complete BS(the statement by Glass). Somebody send some fireworks up his ass. The Hoosiers of old could have run Crean’s teams out of the gym. And they could have shot them out of McCracken in one Isiah meets Alford cannon shot.

    Knight had fabulous athletes. McGinnis would have made Zeller look like a tall girl. Isiah would run circles around Ferrell. Jay Edwards had a thousand times more skills and basketball savvy than anyone Crean has attempted to teach(emphasis on ‘attempted’).

    I always thought Glass to be shallow. No wonder he keeps throwing contract extensions at Crean. Clueless.

    And when you turn the ball over 20 times per game, maybe running ain’t such a great idea. It’s a lot of running for not even one shot attempt. And when your players can’t hit the side of a barn, that one rare shot attempt is priceless while you’re “hurryin'” up so much.

    I’m glad you caught that completely ignorant comment, Tsao. I didn’t dive into the quotes…Unbelievable. Quite sad, actually.

  • ron says:

    Wow. Roth returning and ‘The Hurryin Hoosiers’ are back.

    Another Wow – Will is moving up the IU scoring list.

    One More Wow – that elusive goal of 50 substitutions in one game. Still possible.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Other than a couple game stretch, our most esteemed basketball expert from the lobster shacks of Maine, Geoff, summed up the Hoosiers as having the most stagnant HALF COURT offense in all of college basketball. Yup, they’re “hurryin'” alright.. They’re all just standing in one big circle….It looks like a Mel Gibson film from 2002..Somebody please give them “Signs” to run an offense. It looks like they’re in a prayer circle or hoping to be beamed up toe the Enterprise. I’ve seen stiff and dry cornstalks move more in the fall wind. They run because they simply have no idea how to manufacture offense or get points by any other means. And many of the current bunch are so completely reckless with the ball that they have no business it touching their hands while they’re running.

    And a team given the label of “hurryin'” more than any from the Knight era can’t hurry enough to inbound the ball against Penn State on about five consecutive attempts? Yup, speed demons.

    Glass…You got the correct three letter of a last name.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Yeah…That’s right, Ron. That’s the only thing Crean is hurrying…He’s always hurrying to kill one kid from getting on a roll or having five minutes on the floor to get one ounce of a feel for the game. Yank him to the sideline and hurry up to insert another one of his hurried substitutions that are looking to the next huryin’ guy checking in the game because that has no clue his own hurried assignment. I imagine Crean hurries up in the bathroom as well…Gotta get right back to some hurried Twitter entries.

    Have you ever seen a hyperactive puppy chase it’s own tail around in a frantic spinning circular motion of joy…That’s the equivalent of Crean coaching in a hurry. “It moves…it just moves, Dustin.”

    I’ll never forget how we hurried against Syracuse last year.

    Dear Mr. Glass,

    The only concern you should have is to hurry and find a real basketball coach. You’re great at fireworks and carnivals. Not so great at having one inkling of a clue the sports you are in charge.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    And quit defending everyone, Dopirak. I’ve have never seen journalists as soft as those in Bloomington currently. Crean shuts all of you up immediately..What are all of you so damn afraid of? And Knight was labeled as intimidating? Crean just owned Osterman in that last postgame press conference. You people should all be ashamed. He makes a joke our of your weak attempts to get any accountability from his soft lips. We’re all intelligent enough to make our own conclusion if something is insulting or extremely shallow.

  • TsaoTsuG says:

    Dustin…and you know ‘he didn’t mean to say…”… because….because… Did you leave out part of the quote that makes your defense of him evident?

    As for the ‘running’, that’s not so evident either. That RMK emphasized defense does not, in itself mean offense (and running) was ignored when the chance presented itself. Don’t forget, RMK was responsible for the ‘motion offense” that is still a big part of the way some of the better teams play the game. To the contrary. One good example, the ‘runningest’ team of that era was Jerry Tarkanian’s U. of Las Vegas “Running Rebels”, who were the craze of the time. I can’t remember the circumstances, think perhaps the NCAA’s which the Running Rebels were favored to win. I clearly remember someone asking RMK about how he would approach a team like UNLV and his saying ‘we’ll run at them, we’ll just out run them”, and they did so…by a significant margin. Same thing with Maryland, a favored team from the east (ACC?). Indiana ran them into the ground, by 30 or 40 points, some crazy thing like that. Running was not a problem, but as Knight often pointed out, ‘hurrying’ was. Two different concepts Dustin.

    Maybe the point is what the red uniforms or the white (‘cream’) uniforms should stand for. Good, solid, deliberate, intelligent basketball with integrity…that would be good. Pretty much that’s what they mean when they say “It’s Indiana!’.

    You don’t need to feel obligated to defend Glass or explain him. He’s a big and successful adult. Whatever he said did not come out right…fixing it is not the reporter’s job unless it is the product of a missed quote. I still would like to have some fearless and enterprising journalist ask for a relevant clarification.

  • TJ in Texas says:

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAAHHHHHHHHH Harvard!!!! People keep telling me that mass exodus from this program isnt possible. YOU just hit the nail on the head for 1 great reason…..the substitution criteria. Yogi tweeted after the Neb loss he was tired…..physically and mentally. When you have “tired” players added with frustration and sprinkle in disappointment= you get unhappy players AND if they think they are being thrown under the bus because of Creans substitutions and they feel they arent getting the playing time TO LEARN…..they WILL leave

  • Punjab says:

    Much ado about nothing, as usual. Knight’s teams would never be accused of running and gunning. They were more methodical and detail oriented. It’s not an indictment on Knight. Just that Crean’s system is more befitting the term “Hurryin Hoosiers.” Whether one system is more effective than another is certainly debatable– and the end results thus far lean heavily toward RMK– but it is completely irrelevant to what I think Glass was trying to convey. Sometimes we sound like a pack of starving wolves waiting to pounce on anything that crosses our path. Relax, everyone. It’s Friday.

    On a lighter note, the throwback style I really want to see is about twelve inches shaved off the bottom of those shorts– Alford style. At least for one game. Has anybody done that since the eighties?

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Yogi ain’t good enough to go anywhere right now, TJ. He’s not going to put it in neutral, transfer, and sit out a year. Mom loves Crean too much. She uses a lot of “pray” for this team…”Do onto your neighbor, as you would like done to yourself”….”He who casts the first stone.”…Get my drift? He’s a mommy’s boy. Mommy likes Crean. Yogi do what mommy tells him. Shoot the ball because mommy tells him he needs to shoot the ball…so forth, so forth.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    You’re full of hogwash, Punjab. Another Crean apologist with an agenda to keep Indiana locked into extended contracts of incompetence. ..Part of the Duke Establishment and all those that love the banner drought continuing with the carnival cruise crowd now running Hoosier basketball.

    Just as Tsao pointed out, there were plenty of instances that Knight’s teams could run an opponent out of the gym. Maybe ask Digger Phelps when they destroyed Notre Dame in his first year of coaching. You don’t beat a team 93-29 by being deliberate.

  • Jimmy0 says:

    You realize that Glass and Crean have been complimentary of Knight a million times, right? God forbid we honor our other successful coach.

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