The Tennessee Volunteers are going to roll out their alternate smokey gray uniforms from Adidas in the SEC Tournament Semifinals against #1 Florida today.
— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) March 15, 2014
We talked about the alternate March Madness jerseys produced by Adidas earlier in the month, and at first glance was not a fan at all. I did however, like the Tennessee uniform.
I was a big fan of Tennessee’s smokey gray uniforms they wore in football against Georgia back in the fall. The Vols almost pulled off an upset over the top-10 Bulldogs in the Smokey Grays, can the Vol Cagers get the upset today over the #1 team?
You just don’t see gray very often in jerseys, and when you do get that it looks really good.
It’s interesting to me that Adidas is still pumping out alternates for Tennessee and Notre Dame. Both schools are going to different athletic outfitters in the next two years. The Volunteers will be going to Nike in 2015, and Notre Dame is headed to Under Armour in the fall of 2014.
Tennessee was one of the first schools that Adidas signed an exclusive outfitter contract with in 1995. Adidas also signed major deals with Nebraska and UCLA in the 90’s. That’s why the Vols leaving Adidas was such a big story. Shows you that the direction Adidas is going to with their apparel is turning long-time partners away.
Tennessee is 21-11 on the season heading into today’s game against Florida. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the Vols as an 11-seed in his latest Bracketology projections.
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