Nike and the University of Alabama revealed earlier today that the Crimson Tide will sport some new uniforms in the 2013 BCS National Championship. Alabama will wear “highly innovative, lighter weight” Nike Pro Combat Hypercool Uniforms, according to a press release from Nike. The Tide will also wear a new line of Pro Combat Hypercool Speed Tops and new gloves that feature Alabama’s signature “A” logo on both sides.
We all remember Mark Ingram’s infamous touchdown in the 2010 BCS National Championship when he raised both hands and revealed a new line of Nike gloves that form the team’s logo. Well, Alabama will once again feature a new look in the BCS National Championship on Monday.
This isn’t the Crimson Tide’s first time to feature the Nike Pro Combat Jerseys. Alabama also wore the innovative jerseys at home against Mississippi State in 2010. This year’s jerseys once again feature a very simplistic design that just adds a little flair to Alabama’s traditional uniforms.
Don’t worry, both the jersey tops and the pants are still the traditional away white base. The helmets are also unchanged, maintaining the Tide’s timeless design with the single stripe down the middle and the numbers on both sides.
Although Alabama is a charter school for Nike, the company has been very hesitant to change the Crimson Tide’s traditional dress. “The white-on-white look, embellished with crimson accents, creates the iconic, bold silhouette for which the Tide is famous,” Nike writes.
Notre Dame’s jerseys will also differ for the championship in Miami on Monday night. The Irish will feature player’s last names on the back of their jerseys for only the fourth time in school history.
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