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Michigan State Basketball Goes Back to a Greek-Inspired Pattern With Retro Uniforms

February 10, 2020 - The Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball program won its second national title in 2000 behind a trio of loyal Flint natives and the leadership of one of college basketball’s most charismatic coaches. The team’s jerseys were immediately recognizable with the Greek-inspired key pattern used as a trim around the neckline, arm sleeves, waistline and the bottom of the shorts. Now, the Spartans are reviving the 20-year anniversary look in a retro uniform.

The school’s proprietary green runs in a stripe down the right side of the jersey and the shorts, ending with the Michigan State “S.” The left leg features the Michigan State helmet logo.

The Spartans will wear the retro uniform during the team's home game February 15. A retail version of the uniforms release February 10 at specialty retailers.

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Portland Thorns FC Fans are Never Far Away in the 2020-21 Kit

May 20, 2020 - For the second year in a row, Nike is creating a unique visual identity for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

The Thorns FC have one of the biggest fan bases in the league, and the 2020-21 home jerseys feature stylized dark roses as homage to the city the team plays for. While on the road, the club's white jersey carries thorn graphics that pull the spirit of the home fans through as metaphorical body armor. Each kit also includes the marker "B.A.O.N." printed on the inner neck, referencing fans' favored literary phrase, "By Any Other Name."

"The fans here in Portland are such an important part of this club," says Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair. "The fans make being part of the Thorns family unique, so to have our jerseys reflect their support, especially on the away jerseys, they’ll always be with us with the subtle touches on this kit.”

The jerseys release May 22 on nike.com and at select retailers.

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These Los Angeles Rams Uniforms Introduce a New Identity

May 13, 2020 - A team of Nike graphic designers spearheaded new uniforms for the Los Angeles Rams, which feature an updated brand identity that was announced by the franchise earlier in March.

“As a design group, we talked with the Rams about the values and themes that they felt were closest to the organization; both the team identity and uniforms were inspired by those conversations,” says Steve McClard, senior design director within Nike Field Sports. “This partnership was unique in that we worked with the Rams to build the identity and the new uniforms simultaneously. It frees our team to design boldly, and we can also tap into a special expertise of ours, which is being true fans of the game.”

The Rams' new wordmarks appears on the jersey chests along with multiple updates to the team graphics and colors, like a modern ram’s horn on the helmet and a more vibrant palette of blue and yellow. The bone jersey will be the first non-traditional white uniform in the league.

The royal jersey features gradient detailing on the chest and down the pant. On the bone jersey, exposed stitching appears on the sleevecap and around the wordmark to add crafted touches.

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College Basketball’s Most Intense Rivalry Turns 100

February 06, 2020 - Separated by a short drive along Tobacco Road, the biannual matchup between the basketball teams of Duke University and the University of North Carolina (UNC) is one of the fiercest rivalries in sport. The two programs first faced off January 24, 1920. For their initial regular-season matchup of the 2019-20 season, Duke and UNC will wear special uniforms that harken back to that first game.

The body is covered in the programs’ respective tones of heathered blue. The front of the jerseys are characterized by the program logo and are absent of numbers, mirroring the teams' 1920 look. On the inside bottom hem of the jerseys are the Roman numerals MCMXX-MMXX, which translates to 1920-2020. A gold jock tag and gold ELITE tag on the neck signifies a special distinction: programs that have won at least one national championship as a Nike school.

A retail version of the Duke and UNC jerseys releases February 7.

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The Jordan Brand and Nike NBA All-Star 2020 Uniforms Take the Transit Line Through Chicago

January 23, 2020 - The Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms take inspiration from the city’s unifying mode of transportation — the transit line.

The eight lines of the train match the number of uniforms seen on court during NBA All-Star 2020. With that in mind, Jordan Brand and Nike designers incorporated the color of each track into the uniforms as a base: blue and red for the NBA All-Star Game; purple and orange for NBA Rising Stars; green and pink for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles; and brown and yellow for the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game.

The Jordan Brand official NBA All-Star game uniforms add the six-pointed star from the Chicago flag as the symbolic refrain while inviting the attitude of the ‘90s-era alternate uniforms worn by the hometown Bulls. Its representation on-court spans the bold (It's integrated into the NBA Star logo on the chest) and the subtle. For example, a closer look at the pinstripes reveals the integration of the star. The silver satin on the numbers and letters are inspired by the trains' worn patina.

The Jordan Brand NBA All-Star 2020 uniforms can be seen on-court beginning February 14. Jordan Brand Authentic and Swingman jerseys will be available beginning January 23 on nike.com.

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Jordan Brand x Paris Saint-Germain's Latest Kit

January 23, 2020 - Seven months after unveiling Paris Saint-Germain's 2019-20 away kit and a mere five months since releasing the team's 2019-20 third kit, Jordan Brand and Paris Saint-Germain join forces yet again this season to unveil the latest drop from their game-changing collaborations: a new collection headlined by the club’s elegant and stylish 2019-20 fourth kit.

With Jordan Brand heavily represented across Paris, PSG's new fourth kit will soon add to the world-renowned label seen on the street, basketball courts and football pitches.

Presented in an understated black, the shirt is lit up by the vibrant colors of the French flag and is highlighted by the iconic Jumpman logo. 

Launched alongside the kit is a full lifestyle collection, including tracksuits, football training jerseys, a basketball jersey and three footwear drops. All celebrate Paris and its passion for football and basketball.

PSG will wear the new kit for the first time against Montpellier February 1; the kit and full collection are available now at nike.com and psg.fr. 

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Nike’s Black History Month UK Jersey Celebrates Influential Black British Athletes

October 10, 2019 - Designed as a symbol of solidarity and shared identity, Nike will launch a Black History Month UK jersey in celebration of the most influential black British athletes. The jersey is being worn by the England senior men’s national team — including Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham, Marcus Rashford, Callum Wilson, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho and Jordan Henderson —  during the international camp this October and is available October 11 for Nike Members and October 15 on nike.com in the UK.

The jersey aligns with Nike’s belief that sport has the power to unite and that all athletes should be treated equally. This October, Nike celebrates black British athletes and their contribution to sport across an array of avenues that include providing pathways to success, celebrating the community through sport and integrating solidarity as a symbol through the Nike brand.

PROVIDING PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
Nike is committed to creating the next generation of future leaders by investing in training for underserved minority youth in London, providing development opportunities and pathways to create positive change. Nike is partnering with Sported – one of the leading Sport for Development charities in the UK – over the next 12 months to mentor 12 entrepreneurial young Londoners who are inspiring and enabling the next generation to play more sport in their local communities. Visit www.sported.org.uk for more information on how to apply beginning October 15.  

In addition to increasing equity in the community, Nike is working with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and PA Learning to elevate opportunity for women in sport by amplifying the visibility of women’s sports coverage in the UK. In tandem and through free courses, the three organizations are investing in the future generation of sports journalists by arming up-and-coming sports journalists with the skills and knowledge to better integrate the women’s sport conversation.

REACHING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH SPORT
Nike is working alongside its partners at Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur, The FA, The Premier League and more to level the playing field for all black British athletes. This month, Nike is linking with Chelsea FC on an initiative delivered across more than 50 primary schools to pupils aged 5-11 to take part in a Black History Month poetry competition. Throughout October, Tottenham Hotspur is celebrating Black History Month as part of their commitment to promoting equality and diversity for all, in partnership with Nike. 

A celebration of black British athletic performance and contribution to sport will be showcased through a photography exhibition at NikeTown London. A partnership with Black In The Day will invite the community to share their stories through the company’s 1948 space in Shoreditch.

September 18, 2019 - AS Roma’s 2019-20 third kit is a reimagination of a ’90s club classic — complete with dark blue body and a vivid Giallorossi trim, which covers the collar and the cuffing of both sleeves.

The jersey's allover jacquard pattern is made of rows of circles, each containing either the "ASR" typography from the classic Roma crest or the "Lupetto" (wolf’s head), another powerful club symbol. Dark blue shorts and socks, both of which feature Giallorossi detailing and a Nike Futura logo, complete the kit.

AS Roma will debut the third kit in European competition September 19. It will be available that day on nike.com, asromastore.com and through official retailers.

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Paris Saint-Germain Travels Back to ’89 for New Third Kit

September 14, 2019 - Paris Saint-Germain's 2019-20 third kit celebrates 30 years of partnership with Nike through a modern twist on the club's 1989-90 look.

The template is taken straight from the classic kit crafted in 1989 — a white jersey topped by a fold over button-down collar and decorated by a vivid red and blue vertical stripe, which runs the length of the shirt.

In addition to the overall aesthetic, the kit has numerous other retro touches, which will take supporters back in time to the outset of one of world football’s longest-running collaborations.

Notably, like its ’89-90 predecessor, the shirt features the Nike Futura logo and a jacquard pattern rising from the fabric. For 2019-20, this takes the form of diagonal stripes with the word "Paris" subtly incorporated into the design.

The collar is fastened by two special pearlescent buttons, which are inscribed with "Paris Saint-Germain – 1989-2019" in tribute to PSG’s relationship with Nike. The club crest is placed atop the color-blocked vertical stripe and stands tall thanks to an elevated trim. A small tricolor detail on the hem of each sleeve adds a dose of national pride.

The jersey is complemented by white shorts and socks, and the socks are enlivened by red and blue hoops from knee to ankle. Both the shorts and socks also feature the vintage Nike logo.

“PSG’s jersey archive is like a treasure trove for football fans,” explains Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “So, the chance to bring back an all-time classic and put our stamp on it was a particularly exciting opportunity. Once we saw how good the jacquard pattern and retro logo looked, it actually fed into our decision to use these as themes throughout our entire range of 2019-20 third kits.”

The third kit will be worn for the first time in PSG's home game against Strasbourg on Saturday, September 14. It is available now on nike.com.

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Behind the New Third Kit for Atlético de Madrid

September 13, 2019 - Atlético de Madrid’s new ’90s-centric third kit takes the same light blue shade worn during the club's fortifying decadal seasons, set to reappear when their European campaign begins later this month.

“Given the 1990s theme of the kit, light blue was the fitting choice,” said Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “I hope the fans enjoy its return this season.”

The jersey features the club’s nickname, "Atleti," woven into the fabric in an electrifying all-over matte/shine jacquard. A squared-off collar tops up the retro aesthetic and stands out thanks to an elevated trim, while seven stars — borrowed from Madrid’s coat of arms — are printed across the neckline. The ’90s Nike Futura logo and club crest complement the jersey, while a dark blue trim on the collar and sleeves perfectly frames it. Light blue shorts and socks complete the kit, both also featuring the retro Nike logo.

“Everybody knows about the moments of success for our club during that era,” says midfielder Saúl Ñiguez. “The fans will enjoy this color being brought back. It’s nice to see how the design gives it that ’90s feel.”

The third kit releases September 13.