Kansas, adidas reveal commemorative Armed Forces Classic jersey
PORTLAND, Ore. — adidas and Kansas Athletics unveiled Tuesday basketball uniforms the Jayhawks will wear during the fifth annual Armed Forces Classic near Pearl Harbor November 11, honoring America’s bravest on Veterans Day. The uniforms pay homage to the stars of the American flag while upholding the aesthetics of one of college basketball’s most-iconic programs.
To commemorate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the back of the jerseys display an emblem featuring “REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR” alongside two anchors, an eagle and a star, which take inspiration from Navy medals and accolades.
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The Armed Forces Classic uniforms display a digital camouflage pattern inspired by military fatigues. Bold contrasting is present along the jersey collar and waistband, using white terrycloth material for sweat management and optimal performance during the game’s critical moments.
The Jayhawks will don an all-blue uniform featuring white stars mirroring the American flag along the side. The iconic elements of the five-time national championship winning program are highlighted with customary white name, numbering and KU logo. The names of each player will be replaced on the backs of the game jerseys with the word “Honor” to commemorate those who fought in Pearl Harbor.
To give players optimum performance on the court, uniforms use the same lightweight, moisture-wicking technology used in the NBA. Targeted ventilation zones throughout the uniform keep players cool even in the most intense moments of the game. A mid-hole mesh execution on the shorts promotes comfort and breathability.
The Jayhawks will lace up adidas’ latest basketball footwear, stylized in a special Veteran’s Day colorway that evokes the spirit of the armed forces. Drawing inspiration from the footwear worn by elite forces of the U.S. military, primarily black and grey camouflage top off the homage instilled by the uniforms.
Beginning today, fans can purchase their own Armed Forces Classic gear at select Rally House locations, including the Allen Fieldhouse store or online at KUStore.com.
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