Men's Hoops Reveals New Uniforms
Oct. 2, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's basketball team unveiled its 2008-09 uniforms on Thursday, a white home set and a crimson away combo from Nike Elite that are modern in cut but traditional in feel.
"Nike did a great job working with us to come up with a look unique to OU," said Sooners head coach Jeff Capel. "We wanted to create our own state-of-the-art look while preserving a classic feel, and I think we accomplished that. Our players really seem to like the new design."
The home white and road crimson uniforms sport a cut similar to the ones the Sooners wore last year, but showcase completely new trim. Double stripes are featured on both sides of the jerseys and shorts, resembling those on the OU football team's pants. An OU logo was added to the lower left shorts front, "OKLAHOMA" now appears above the numbers on the jersey front (replacing the "SOONERS" that was used last year) and a schooner wheel adorns the middle of the front waistline.
Also back following a one-year hiatus are last names on the backs of the jerseys. No gray is utilized on the new uniforms.
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"I like them a lot," said Taylor Griffin, a senior forward and one of three OU captains (sophomore Blake Griffin and junior Tony Crocker are the others). "If we play as sharp as the uniforms look, we'll have a great season."
The Sooners begin official practice Friday, Oct. 17, and play home exhibition games Nov. 5 (Panhandle State) and Nov. 8 (Cameron). They open the regular season Nov. 14 at home against American.
For 2008-09 ticket information, fans may call the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 456-4668 or (405) 325-2424, or may click here.