Team Shield should be pretty happy too.Interested to see the (presumably) orange and blue versions, but this one is completely brand consistent with the equivalent football version, very much speaking the same visual language, and that's a welcome new thing for us
Thankfully these basketball uniforms aren't allergic to stripes the way the football uniforms are. We have a stripe design in the brand, put it on the pants for goodness sakes!
But we've got a theory of the case here, and a good enough one as far as it goes. Let's hope future updates iterate and build on what we've got here, rather than always starting new with something different and inevitably half-baked.
New throwbacks? Something more like this?These look like the set that I saw a year ago. https://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum/threads/basketball-uniforms.24441/page-9
Based on that I have the following predictions:
Road blues should be just about the same as the whites, no accents around the orange numbers and letters. Reminds me a lot of our football uniforms.
However, the orange set will be be slightly different, particularly the shorts.
New throwbacks from a different era of Illini basketball will make an appearance this season.
But I love this white set. Best non-throwback white uniforms since 2005 team, imo.
It's the new one, just the one color version. Why you would use the one-color logo when you have both colors available is beyond me...I may be in the minority, but I always liked the o/b Illinois font. Oh well. 2 thoughts: The appears to fall on the back half of the shorts (which looks rather odd in the brief clip and pics I've seen) and it doesn't look like it's the new, redesigned block I. I don't understand the logic with using an old logo on the updated branding...
Because that's the version that works when you're trying to eliminate the white outline from the orange and blue versions.It's the new one, just the one color version. Why you would use the one-color logo when you have both colors available is beyond me...
The problem is, it is the right I according to the official brand guide. When using a one color version, this is “correct”.It's not even the right "I" anymore. See my avatar for the current one...