NC State unveils new basketball uniforms

The Twittersphere was active this afternoon as Coach Gottfried and some of his players posted pictures of NC State’s new men’s basketball uniforms. The good news is that the uniforms are going to be far more widely accepted than the infamous 2009-2010 attempt at a redesign that was unpopular to the extent of never being worn in action.

The following are links to some of the pictures:

Link to CJ Leslie

Link to Ralston Turner

Link to Rodney Purvis

Link to Lorenzo Brown and Scott Wood

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39 Responses to NC State unveils new basketball uniforms

  1. pakfanistan 09/14/2012 at 4:28 PM #

    Adidas suuuuuucks.

    Why are they mesh? It looks hideous.

  2. tvopack 09/14/2012 at 4:44 PM #

    My eyes instantly see it as TATE instead of State. Adidas really sucks!

  3. CincyPack 09/14/2012 at 4:52 PM #

    I have to say, I completely disagree. I think these are pretty sweet. The block S is clever, and the wolf picture in the neck is a neat touch.

  4. beeeejay 09/14/2012 at 4:59 PM #

    The top looks like a sports bra, or 2 different uniforms sewn together. Also the swoosh on the pants looks like a JV girls team, and the NC in the S looks cluttered.

  5. WPcec75 09/14/2012 at 4:59 PM #

    As long as they’re throwing “Ws” on the board, they’ll look good in Anything to me… I do like that block S and the Wolf applique!

  6. TeufelWolf 09/14/2012 at 5:07 PM #

    I like ’em. Adidas doesn’t necessarily suck. (I mean look at what Nike did with the NFL jerseys – they’re see through. ). I can’t wait to see them in action. It should be a good looking team on the court this year. GO PACK!

  7. TruthBKnown Returns 09/14/2012 at 5:44 PM #

    Like someone said on PP, all I want to see is PURVIS in one of those come basketball season.

  8. state73 09/14/2012 at 6:04 PM #

    I think the block S as the first letter in STATE is very sharp. Would also like to see what the RED version looks like. GO STATE and go to hell unc-cheat.

  9. TheAliasTroll 09/14/2012 at 6:26 PM #

    love em!

  10. 808WOLF 09/14/2012 at 6:41 PM #

    Anybody think a black version would look good?

  11. highstick 09/14/2012 at 6:58 PM #

    Go naked!!! Just win ball games!!

  12. 808WOLF 09/14/2012 at 7:13 PM #

    Uh maybe not naked…unless you were talking about women’s soccer

  13. backnine 09/14/2012 at 7:17 PM #

    Thought the same thing when I first looked at these – looks like a sports bra. Go back to last years.

  14. HPWolf 09/14/2012 at 8:52 PM #

    The uniforms look fine. Just beat the cheaters.

  15. bluelena69 09/14/2012 at 8:55 PM #

    It looks like they sewed a corset and sports bra together. I showed this to my wife, who is into fashion design and she was stunned. She says this is wrong on so many levels…that it is just so bad.

    The sweetheart line (where the two fabrics join) is a classic technique used to make clothes look more feminine.She called this embarrassing and asked if this was a joke. I told her it wasn’t. She equivocated this to sewing a thong onto the outside of the shorts and said that would be no less embarrassing.

  16. gotohe11carolina 09/14/2012 at 9:20 PM #

    Yeah, addidas sucks, we want Nike and the unitard back!

  17. JohnGalt78 09/14/2012 at 9:26 PM #

    First thing I saw/thought was BRA. Not sure what that means. WTF….just beat the crap outta er’body and I’m cool wid whateva ya wear fellas!

  18. Primewolf 09/14/2012 at 9:45 PM #

    It really looks like a homemade attempt at putting a uniform together. It really does look bad on what could have been a neat clean look.

    I am horrified at how our uniforms have been in football, basketball, and minor sports. We have no identity. Red on red or red on white. Nothing unique, no flair or panache.

    This is too important to leave to dumb ass folks that don’t want to build a brand identity for the wolfpack.

    We have the worst looking unis in the conference in football and now the poorest attempt to put something on the BB court.

    Debbie, where are you.

  19. Wulfpack 09/14/2012 at 10:03 PM #


  20. old13 09/14/2012 at 10:37 PM #

    I like the “STATE” across the front. Otherwise, I don’t particularly care for them. But what I really care about is what the players do when wearing them!

  21. MrPlywood 09/14/2012 at 11:02 PM #

    @bluelena – I find it really interesting that you, your wife and many others here have and immediate negative reaction to the uniform design, and in the case of your wife, also be able to verbalize what the problem is. As a designer and writer, I learned long ago to invite scrutiny from anyone and anyone, and I was especially interested in hearing from people who were not familiar with my projects. First impressions are key. In light of that, I can only wonder who vetted the design.

    And not only this version, but all the uniforms I’ve seen that are much worse and just defy explanation.

  22. BureauOfMines 09/14/2012 at 11:56 PM #

    I’m old school. I’d like to see something similar to the circa 1983 jersey brought back. Put the block S on the shorts but the jersey should boldy say NC State. No manufacturers logo, clever embroidery or mesh stuff just a classic look.

  23. hoop 09/15/2012 at 12:22 AM #

    I was hoping for unitards. But I’m willing to settle for these textured fabric unis. :-/

  24. eas 09/15/2012 at 12:40 AM #

    Bra….every time I look at it the first impression is bra, then bra and followed by bra. Not trying to be negative because 90% of the uniform looks real good too me. The remaining 10% (or bra portion) literally looks like someone ran out of material and said “hey do we still the uniforms tops from the mid 90’s because we could just sew that on the top portion”. I like the Wolf etc. and a new look is cool. However the bra portion is terrible! It even has round/curved edges like a bra. Bra, Bra, Bra, Bra and Bra. They were actually close to getting it right. Hey Todd Fuller is missing the top portion of his uniform today…….

  25. TLeo 09/15/2012 at 5:46 AM #

    At first glance it does read Tate because the block S is hard to read. Just looks like some blob next to the other letters and the more I look at it , I have to agree the top part is even worse.

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