adidas has unveiled two additional basketball uniforms for the University of Louisville and University of Nebraska to wear during Black History Month. Earlier this year, adidas and Mississippi State University debuted a Black History Month uniform for the Bulldogs. Each uniform in the Black History Month Collection pays homage to the courageous individuals that paved the way for change on campus with individually crafted uniforms.
Paying homage to Louisville's uniforms of the 1980s, the Cardinals' Black History Month uniform commemorates one of the program's first three African-American basketball players, Wade Houston. The Tennessee native embraced the opportunity to break the color barrier on court from 1963-66 and returned to Louisville as an assistant coach in 1976.
Louisville will suit up in all-black and all-cream versions of the uniforms. The jerseys feature throwback name and numbering used during the Cardinals' dominant runs in the ‘80s. The 2016 rendition is comprised of red and black accents with the shorts showcasing the Louisville "Dunking Bird" as a nod to the program's 1980 and 1986 NCAA championships.
The unis are .... fantastic. And if you need photographic evidence, here you go:
The Cards will be sporting the unis for their two games against Duke this month.
Like 'em or love 'em?