Adidas unveiled some incredibly embarrassing uniforms last month for Cincinnati, Kansas, Notre Dame, Baylor, UCLA, and Louisville.
To put it mildly, the shorts look like Zubaz made love to bird shit. So when Adidas came calling to Indiana with this “edgy” design, the Hoosiers, a basketball program steeped in tradition and one not known to stray from its timeless simplicity, declined a seat in the clown car. It’s comforting to know that some people still believe less is always more when it comes to team uniforms.
Here’s Indiana AD Fred Glass:
“When you look at that picture [photo of players from various years] it’s really hard to tell those uniforms apart. It has really been a consistent look. Our thing is stability and a classic look. It’s about the name on the front of the chest and not on the back. All those things are important to who we are. I take seriously our obligation to be a good partner with Adidas, and we weren’t cavalier about this. But when all is said and done, that’s just not something that I think is appropriate for us here at Indiana to do.”
Well stated. While Indiana is an Adidas school, taking the court looking like a group of assclowns is not a requirement, it’s a choice.
[via Indy Star]