BLOOMINGTON (March 6, 2014) – The Hoosiers will have a different look when they hit the court for the Big Ten Tournament next week.
IU Athletics and adidas unveiled special edition “Hurryin’ Hoosiers” Made in March uniforms featuring the university’s traditional cream and crimson color scheme. The nickname “Hurryin’ Hoosiers”—which harkens back to the days of Branch McCracken—will be displayed on the inside collar of the jerseys and the back of the shorts.
“Our players are excited to have something that will be unique to their time at Indiana,” said Coach Tom Crean in a statement. “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.”
Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass called the uniforms “appropriate” and “fun,” adding that they respect Indiana’s legacy and meld it with cutting-edge design.
Last year, IU resisted overtures for an alternate uniform that included a camouflage design.
“It is no secret that we have shied away from special uniforms that depart dramatically from our traditional look,” Glass said in a statement. “We are so appreciative to adidas for working with us to develop these fun and exciting, yet tradition-based uniforms.”
The uniforms debut in conference tournament play. Fan can get them at the IU Varsity Shop.