Just in time for March Madness, adidas unveils the most advanced uniform system and basketball apparel technology for the 2014 NCAA basketball postseason. The collection was created for Baylor, UCLA, Cincinnati, Louisville—who all will wear short-sleeve Made in March uniforms—Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Wisconsin—who will don sleeveless versions. Roll through the gallery above to check out the fresh new threads, and read up on all the details below:
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 as players sweat.
To rally fans and spark team unity and pride, several uniforms feature team name logos across the chest, while all jerseys have school mantras selected by the team printed on the inside collar. Several schools will wear new colors exclusively designed for March. Baylor will wear army green as homage to the school’s strong military history, while UCLA dons navy blue and gold inspired by the Los Angeles night skyline. Indiana will suite-up in cream as a nod to the program’s traditional school colors and basketball team’s “crimson and cream” nickname.
The Made in March Uniform System debuts on-court beginning with conference tournament play and fans can grab their Made in March gear at adidas.com and campus bookstores.