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College Basketball Switching to Spandex Jerseys?

While watching my daily dose of Pardon the Interruption, a topic came up that I hadn’t heard anything previously about.  Apparently, some mens’ college basketball teams are going to be experimenting with tight fitting, spandex tops.  I thought it had to be a joke, but they had pictures (which I cannot find) and everything to back it up.  I didn’t catch all of the names of teams who would be giving a shot, but they said that roughly seven will be giving the new uniforms a shot.  Syracuse was the one big name that I remember.

I just have one question.  WHY? 

There is absolutely no need for a uniform change in basketball.  If there is a good reason why they are doing this, I would love to hear it. 

I would mention something about women having to wear spandex tops as well, but I will save myself the ridicule. 

If anyone has more information about this, I am very interested in hearing it.


March 6, 2007 - Posted by | Basketball, College Basketball, Sports, Uniforms


  1. Syracuse, Florida, Ohio State and Arizona will wear them in the NCAA tourneys.

    Tight on top, loose on bottom. It’s like they got their design concepts from Aquaman and Kilts.

    Now it’s only a matter of time before the NBA has all their players wearing it.

    Comment by manaretta | March 7, 2007

  2. Sounds ridiculous. I was going to root against all of those schools anyway, but now they’ve given me one more reason.

    Comment by extrapolater | March 7, 2007

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  4. According to my local paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune,

    “The jerseys and shorts are made of alightweight breathable material, Nike said. Beneath the shorts and jerseys, players will have a choice of wearing long- or short- sleeve or sleevelss Nike compression tops and padded compression shorts and leggings.”

    Sounds to me like another Nike marketing campaing. Aside from which, they look like spandex retreads from the 80’s.

    Comment by Hershey | March 8, 2007

  5. I’m just catching my first live glimpse of them while Syracuse is taking on Notre Dame. I don’t know what to make of them.

    Comment by sappelhans | March 8, 2007

  6. I agree with Matthew. I think they are just trying to nose their way into the underarmor market.

    I am just waiting for this stuff to get introduced into the Big Ten. Just imagine that big gumpy white guy that every team in that conference has wearing a skin tight nike compression top. It will be amazing.

    Besides covering Bacne, I can’t see any tangible reason for this being introduced.

    Comment by tyduffy | March 8, 2007

  7. Sound like they are just trying to make more money. But the thought sounds ridiculous!

    Comment by joeyballgame | March 9, 2007

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