Top 10 Worst BCS Conference CBB Uniforms
January 27th, 2012| by Lost Lettermen
5. Texas Tech
In its most basic form, Texas Tech’s uniforms aren’t any different than many across the country. Then why, you ask, did they make this list? Well, there is very little attention to detail. Look at the inexplicable two black bands that form a V around the necks of players. And what about those random designs on the side of the shorts? The black-and-white piping just doesn’t jive with the rest of the minimalist look and like other Under Armour uniforms on this list, the unis look three times too big.
4. Arizona State
For how much we mock Nike, usually their base basketball uniforms at least don’t look cheap. This is the exception. The micro-font on the front of the jerseys and simple shorts look like they are from a thrift store. We wouldn’t be shocked to hear that they were bought there. Add in in that the school’s cross-state rival, Arizona, is among our best-dressed college teams and there needs to be a uniform makeover in Tempe like they just did in football.
We know how much recruits love uniforms – that’s why Oregon’s football team changes its unis practically every week. With that in mind, it’s obvious that the Bears aren’t doing themselves any favors with their green-and-yellow combination that already turned off recruit Archie Goodwin. The basketball Bears can start by switching to Nike like the football team and changing that awful yellow to a gold hue. Now that Baylor is in the Top 10, it’s time for a new look. That means no more D-League uniforms.
The worst-dressed team in college football is also among the worst dressed in basketball. Where do we begin with these? The “Maryland” across the chest with the enlarged “M” and “D” is awful, the uniform looks very oversized, the font is bad and the black-and-yellow state flag piping on the side doesn’t match at all with the red. And don’t even get us started on the yellow alternates they wore against Duke on Wednesday night. Terrapin alum and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank must be stopped.
Surprise, surprise: The only BCS school never to make the NCAA tournament is also the worst dressed. Despite the Wildcats’ lack of success, they shouldn’t dress like they’re ready for the WNBA season to tip off – partly because nobody is waiting for the WNBA season to tip off and partly because, well, they play men’s college basketball. Purple can look fierce (see: Baltimore Ravens) but these unis with their weak-sauce font and atrocious sides scream, “We got next!”