Florida Gators (13-13, 6-7 SEC) basketball may not be winning much in 2014-15 but that has not stopped Nike from including the program in its latest special uniform release that “fuse progressive, premium materials with school heritage.”
Florida will be one of six men’s programs to don new Hyper Elite Disruption uniforms, joining Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Arizona and Oregon; the UConn and Baylor women will also wear the uniforms.
Each school’s home uniform will feature a white base with school-specific color lettering and a 26-degree speed graphic of an iconic symbol of each school across the side of the game short. The 26-degree angle of each school’s graphic was inspired by the chevron on the classic Nike Windrunner track jacket that debuted in 1978. Each graphic represents a distinctive basketball point of view, based on the roughly 1,000 directional changes, or “cuts” that a player might make in the course of a game.
The Gators will wear this special uniforms on Saturday, Feb. 28 when Florida hosts Tennessee at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida.
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