Nebraska releases images of 2018 alternate uniforms
On Monday morning, the University of Nebraska released a few images of their new alternate uniforms that pay tribute to the teams of the past. Take a look below and check out the link to more images on Instagram for more photos and a few short video clips of the uniforms. The uniforms are the Adidas Primeknit A1 “Memorial Tribute” alternate which will make their debut during the Huskers home game against Illinois on November 10th.
Statement from the University of Nebraska and Adidas on the design and tradition of the uniforms:
2018 marks 100 years since the culmination of World War I (WWI). The new Adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the WWI, while also celebrating Memorial Stadium. The venue was originally named Memorial Stadium to honor the more than 700 Nebraskans who died in WWI and those who served in the Civil War, Spanish-American wars. Memorial Stadium also honors Nebraskans who have served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and more.
In collaboration with the University of Nebraska Athletics, the new Adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniform was specifically inspired by the first team to play in Memorial Stadium and continues the school’s age-old tradition of honoring Nebraska’s veterans. The field hosted its first football game on October 20, 1923, and this will be the Huskers’ 96thseason at the stadium.
Similar to the 1923 Huskers’ jerseys, the 2018 Nebraska ‘Memorial Tribute’ uniform features a throwback tonal, paneled front. The buff-colored pant is designed to resemble the first façade of Memorial Stadium, which was also a characteristic of the 1923 uniform. Additionally, the new alternate uniform showcases key aspects of the 85,000-seat arena, including the numbers and fonts which were inspired by the original clock in Memorial Stadium.
Four quotes are inscribed on each corner of Nebraska’s stadium that communicates honor and glory of the state’s fallen heroes. The University of Nebraska Athletics chose to showcase the quote in the Southwest corner, which is centered above each number on the back of the jerseys. It reads, “Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory.” The words have gone on to become famous among Husker Nation and are a motto for the team.
Merging style and innovation, the Huskers’ new Adidas Primeknit A1 ‘’Memorial Tribute’ alternate football uniform redefines the compression silhouette and takes the innovation and design of football jerseys and pants to the next level, with an emphasis on full range of motion, fit, form and function.
A new body-mapping jersey design features an all-new ribbed knit pattern on the chest and shoulder pads to produce a refined fit, while knit engineered mesh channels feature Climacool technology to provide enhanced breathability and cooling zones. The development of a new innovative chevron pattern on the chest of the jersey aligns with a player’s shoulder pads and generates increased durability for high-contact zones for protection and the inside of the jersey features silicon grip patterns on the shoulders to lock the pads in place.
Delivering a clean, iconic look, Primeknit finishes inspired by the Adidas UltraBOOST and NMD are incorporated into the collar, while sleeve cuff and hem for added comfort and a new infinity neckline eliminates distractions and allows for a full range of motion. Additionally, the revolutionary Primeknit A1 football pants have been re-engineered with just two seams and bonded pockets for added comfort and a clean compression look and feel, along with ribbed Primeknit on the knees for added durability.
To complete the head-to-toe look, the team will wear a replica contemporary form 1923 helmet, complete with cream-white stitched strapping details, along with traditional black adizero 5-Star and FREAK cleats.
Use the left and right arrows to scroll through the photos below on instagram and see a few short video clips of the uniforms
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