The Maryland Terrapins will wear unique new uniforms for their first game of the 2012-13 season against Kentucky.
The team will be hoping that the fresh look is lucky, since it will need some good fortune when it takes on the defending national champions on November 9.
The game will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is clearly represented in the uniforms, which are made by Under Armour.
The font in which Maryland is written on the front of the jersey and the sweeping tail across the bottom of the team’s name is reminiscent of the Brooklyn Dodgers logo.
This was completely intentional, and Adam Clement, the lead designer of the uniforms, said (via Nick Schonberger of Complex.com), “The expectation is for teams to come out in unique uniforms for big games. We worked with the school to do something that showed the appreciation for sports in Brooklyn."
The grey, textured color is also a homage to the Dodgers uniforms, and it is supposed to conjure up images of baseball uniforms from the 1950s era, according to Schonberger.
But the report also notes that Under Armour was careful not to get too wrapped up in the Brooklyn tribute, and it ensured that the Terrapins still had a uniform that represented the team by using the “Maryflage" print to line the neck and shoulders of the jersey.
Ultimately, Under Armour has created a bold new look that combines elements of a retro feel with a sleek, modern fit. The Terps may get blown off the court in Brooklyn when they take on a powerful Kentucky team, but they will certainly look good while that happens.