College Basketball: 10 Worst Uniform Choices in Recent History
Due to the NBA lockout and the recent cancellation of games through November 30, basketball fans across the nation will be forced to focus on college hoops.
It should be an exciting season, considering the great talent on so many rosters. Along with great talent, there are some great uniforms.
With over 340 Division I teams, however, there are bound to be some terrible uniforms.
Here, we'll take a look at the 10 worst fashion statements recently made in college basketball.
University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers
The UAB Blazers have had recent success on the hardwood, making the NCAA tournament last season.
Their uniforms, however, haven't had such great luck.
Even though I'm a fan of green, these uniforms simply have way too much green. Plus, the "UAB" doesn't have enough separation from the numbers.
These uniforms are just a disaster, but if they had "Blazers" written across the chest as opposed to "UAB," they wouldn't be nearly as bad.
Oregon State Beavers
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Maybe Oregon State's uniforms are socially acceptable on Halloween. On any other day, not so much.
Perhaps the jerseys are so horrendous in an attempt to make people forget that OSU's team nickname is the Beavers.
Evansville Purple Aces
Just playing on a team called the Purple Aces makes me laugh, let alone playing in such disastrous uniforms.
This picture should serve as a message—purple and orange uniforms just don't work.
Yes, I'm talking to you, Clemson.
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Come on, UTEP! Orange jerseys with a giant "T" across the middle?
I get it—you're the Miners. Maybe try spelling out "Miners" next time.
These are just outright disrespectful to the 1965-66 Texas Western squad.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders
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The royal blue and light green combination just isn't easy on the eyes. Choose one, Texas A&M-CC.
And the wave on the front right of the shorts? Yikes!
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Despite Oregon's connections to Nike, the Ducks have yet to sport a nice and simple basketball uniform.
Oregon's chronic problem is they try to do too much, and as this picture illustrates, the uniforms are way too flashy.
Oregon has also experimented with all-black uniforms and green camouflage uniforms, neither of which are any better than this obnoxiously loud yellow one.
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
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Unless putting geographical features on jerseys is the new trend, I consider these jerseys to be unfashionable.
The only possible reason to wear these jerseys would be if the Delta Devils were playing a game against a team with the nickname "Peaks."
Don't worry, I don't know of any teams called the Peaks either.
DePaul Blue Demons
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These uniforms made the DePaul Blue Demons look more like a barber shop than a basketball team.
They finally got rid of these novelty uniforms two seasons ago but have still faced humiliating results on the court.
They regularly serve as the laughing stock of the Big East.
Virginia Tech Hokies
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I'm not quite sure what the Virginia Tech Hokies were going for with this uniform.
The jerseys do remind us that Texas is the only team that can pull off burnt orange.
My eyes wish that the Longhorns were indeed the only team wearing such a color.
Florida A&M Rattlers
This jersey literally looks as if the designers asked an eight-year-old child what his two favorite colors were, and he responded with green and orange.
That's the only logical explanation for such a terrible uniform, right?