Illini Basketball Uniforms

#352      
Ah, screw it. Here are our road and neutral games since 2019-20 by jersey that I could find, haha. Our overall road/neutral record in this timeframe is 40-33 (.548), so that is the benchmark here. (BTW ... that is ridiculously impressive!)

NAVY DEFAULTS
2-9 (.181)

2020 L at #21 Arizona
2020 L at #3 Maryland
2020 W at Wisconsin
2020 L at #18 Iowa
2020 L at Rutgers
2020 L at #19 Ohio State
2021 L vs. #2 Baylor (Indianapolis, IN)
2021 L at #19 Rutgers
2023 W at Wisconsin
2023 L at Ohio State
2024 L at Penn State

ORANGE DEFAULTS
16-9 (.640)

2020 L vs. Missouri (St. Louis, MO)
2020 W at Michigan
2020 W at #9 Penn State
2021 W at #10 Duke
2021 L at Missouri
2021 W at Penn State
2021 W at Indiana
2021 W at Nebraska
2021 W at Minnesota
2021 W at #23 Wisconsin2020 W at Grand Canyon
2021 W at #7 Ohio State
2022 L at Marquette
2022 L vs. Cincinnati (Kansas City, MO)
2022 W vs. Kansas State (Kansas City, MO)
2022 W at Nebraska
2022 L at Maryland
2022 L at #3 Purdue
2022 W at #19 Michigan State
2023 W vs. #8 UCLA (Las Vegas, NV)
2023 L vs. #16 Virginia (Las Vegas, NV)
2023 W at Nebraska
2023 L at Penn State
2023 L at #5 Purdue
2024 W at Ohio State
2024 W at Maryland

ORANGE FLYIN' ILLINI THROWBACKS
10-10 (.500)

2020 L at #14 Michigan State
2020 W at Purdue
2020 W at Northwestern
2021 W at Northwestern
2021 L at Michigan State
2021 W at #2 Michigan
2022 W at Iowa
2022 W at Minnesota
2022 W at Indiana
2022 W at Michigan
2023 W vs. #2 Texas (New York, NY)
2023 L at Northwestern
2023 L at Iowa
2023 L at #14 Indiana
2023 L vs. Arkansas (NCAAT - Des Moines, IA)
2024 L at #17 Tennessee
2024 L at #1 Purdue
2024 L at Northwestern
2024 W at Michigan
2024 L at Michigan State

WHITE DEFAULTS
3-2 (.600)

2020 W at Grand Canyon
2021 W vs. Rutgers (BTT - Indianapolis, IN)
2023 L at #22 Maryland
2023 L vs. Penn State (BTT - Chicago, IL)
2024 W at Rutgers

WHITE SCRIPT THROWBACKS
9-3 (.750)

2021 W vs. #5 Iowa (BTT - Indianapolis, IN)
2021 W vs. #9 Ohio State (BTT - Indianapolis, IN)
2021 W vs. Drexel (NCAAT - Indianapolis, IN)
2021 W vs. #17 Loyola (NCAAT - Indianapolis, IN)
2022 W vs. Missouri (St. Louis, MO)
2022 W at Northwestern
2022 L at Rutgers
2022 L vs. Indiana (BTT - Indianapolis, IN)
2023 L vs. Missouri (St. Louis, MO)
2023 W at Minnesota
2024 W vs. #11 FAU (New York, NY)
2024 W vs. Missouri (St. Louis, MO)

To summarize in one spot:
White Scripts: 9-3 (.750)
Regular Orange: 16-9 (.640)
Regular Whites: 3-2 (.600)
Flyin' Illini: 10-10 (.500)
Regular Navy: 2-9 (.181)

So, it is certainly undeniable that we have had a WAY worse record in the navy jerseys than any others, haha. However, it's worth noting that if you look at our main "choices" for road games, this is the sample size:

Regular Orange: 25
Flyin' Illini: 20
Regular Navy: 11 (and only 3 times since December 2020)

Also, 6 out of 11 of the times we have worn the navy jerseys, we have played a ranked opponent. Compared to the other ones...

Regular Navy: 6/11 (55% of the time)
Regular Orange: 9/25 (36% of the time)
Flyin' Illini: 6/20 (30% of the time)

So, the navy uniforms have had a tough go of it. It's also kind of funny that we wore the navy uniforms rather frequently in 2020 and early 2021, but after the loss at Rutgers in December 2020 the team seems to have sworn them off, and we did not wear them again until Trent, Da'Monte and Co. left campus and we had a totally new team last year. Maybe the loss at PSU will cause a similar reaction for this year's guys, haha.

Also, fun fact (that I would need to verify) ... the only two seasons in the last 20 years where we never wore the blue uniforms one time, we won the Big Ten - 2005 and 2022.
 
#357      

redwingillini11

White and Sixth
North Aurora
Oh man, I should have seen that @Fighter of the Nightman already finished his version of the stats, but I was buried in similar stats... Here is what you have as far as straight up and against the spread records for us in our blues since the 7LL7NO7S rebrand:

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2014-15 (1-5)
L - @ Miami - Underdog by 3, lost by 9, net -6
L - @ Ohio State - Underdog by 7.5, lost by 16, net -8.5
L - @ Nebraska - Underdog by 3, lost by 10, net -7
L - @ Minnesota - Underdog by 7, lost by 8, net -1
W - @ Michigan State - Underdog by 10, won by 5, net +15
L - @ Wisconsin - Underdog by 14, lost by 29, net -15

2015-16 (3-6)
L - @ Providence - Underdog by 7, lost by 1, net +6
L - @ Ohio State - Underdog by 9, lost by 2, net +7
L - @ Michigan State - Underdog by 13.5, lost by 25, net -11.5
W - @ Minnesota - Favored by 2, won by 5, net +3
W - @ Rutgers - Favored by 6.5, won by 9, net +2.5
L - @ Northwestern - Underdog by 7, lost by 2, net +5
L - @ Maryland - Underdog by 15.5, lost by 26, net -11.5
W - vs. Iowa (BTT) - Underdog by 10.5, won by 2, net +12.5
L - vs. Purdue (BTT) - Underdog by 11.5, lost by 31, net -19.5

2016-17 (0-4)
L - vs West Virginia (NIT) - Underdog by 9, lost by 32, net -23
L - @ Maryland - Underdog by 3, lost by 25, net -22
L - @ Purdue - Underdog by 11.5, lost by 23, net -11.5
L - vs. Michigan (BTT) - Underdogs by 5, lost by 20 (thank you Maverick Morgan), net -15

2017-18 (0-8)
L - @ Eastern Illinois (Exh.) - No odds available, lost by 13
L - @ Wake Forest - Underdog by 2.5, lost by 7, net -3.5
L - @ UNLV - Underdog by 4, lost by 7, net -3
L - @ Minnesota - Underdog by 8.5, lost by 10, net -1.5
L - @ Nebraska - Underdog by 4.5, lost by 1, net +3.5
L - @ Wisconsin - Underdog by 5, lost by 25, net -20
L - @ Indiana - Underdog by 9 lost by 10, net -1
L - vs. Iowa (BTT) - Favored by 2, lost by 9, net -11

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2018-19 (1-6)
L - @ Nebraska - Underdog by 12, lost by 15, net -3
L - @ Indiana - Underdog by 11, lost by 8, net +3
L - @ Iowa - Underdog by 9, lost by 24, net -15
L - @ Minnesota - Underdog by 7.5, lost by 11, net -3.5
W - @ Ohio State - Underdog by 8, won by 7, net +15
L - @ Wisconsin - Underdog by 9.5, lost by 6, net +3.5
L - @ Purdue - Underdog by 12.5, lost by 17, net -4.5

2019-20 (1-5)
L - @ Arizona - Underdog by 7.5, lost by 21, net -13.5
L - @ Maryland - Underdog by 10.5, lost by 1, net +9.5
W - @ Wisconsin - Underdog by 4, won by 1, net +5
L - @ Iowa - Underdog by 4.5, lost by 7, net -2.5
L - @ Rutgers - Favored by 1.5, lost by 15, net -13.5
L - @ Ohio State - Underdog by 5.5, lost by 8, net -2.5

2020-21 (0-2)
L - vs. Baylor - Underdog by 4.5, lost by 13, net -8.5
L- @ Rutgers - Favored by 2, lost by 3, net -5

2021-22 (0)

2022-23 (1-1)

W - @ Wisconsin - Favored by 2.5, won by 10, net +7.5
L - @ Ohio State - Favored by 4.5, lost by 12, net -16.5

2023-24 (1-1)
W - vs. Valpo - Favored by 29.5, won by 23, net -6.5
L - @ Penn State - Favored by 7.5, lost by 1, net -8.5

Comparison of Blue Uniform Games with All, Road, and Road/Neutral Games (2014-present)

Blue Uniforms
Total record straight up: 8-38 (17.4%)
Total record ATS: 14-31 (31.1%)
Average points +/- spread: -4.4

All Games
Total record straight up: 177-122 (59.2%)
Total record ATS: 139-139-10 (50.0%)

Road Games
Total record straight up: 38-68 (35.8%)
Total record ATS: 52-51-3 (50.5%)

Road & Neutral Games
Total record straight up: 64-96 (40.0%)
Total record ATS: 73-82-4 (47.1%)
 
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#359      

PizzaHutParkingLot

McPherson, KS
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When the hockey team can have the Flyin' Illini as their default set, but the basketball team can't 🙃
 
#361      
I was bored and got curious what our font would look like if it was ILLINOIS as opposed to 1LL1NO1S. I didn’t do a great job but it’s interesting to see how much of an improvement it is. Still a generic modern font, however I think this looks much better than what we currently have.
 

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#362      
I was bored and got curious what our font would look like if it was ILLINOIS as opposed to 1LL1NO1S. I didn’t do a great job but it’s interesting to see how much of an improvement it is. Still a generic modern font, however I think this looks much better than what we currently have.
Looking much better is a low standard I am afraid.
 
#363      

OrangeBlue98

Des Moines, IA
Splurged more than a little on my first "script Illinois" piece of apparel. It does look sharp on apparel. Another plea for someone to sell the white half-zips that the staff wore Wednesday night - not that anyone at Gameday or Nike is listening, of course.

 
#364      
Splurged more than a little on my first "script Illinois" piece of apparel. It does look sharp on apparel. Another plea for someone to sell the white half-zips that the staff wore Wednesday night - not that anyone at Gameday or Nike is listening, of course.

Well, we do have some insiders here … maybe they can pass the word along to SOMEONE at the DIA or Nike that they’re both leaving a ton of money on the table if they don’t replace more 1LL1NO1S crap with Script and Flyin’ Illini material!
 
#370      
Don't care what the records are in each jersey (the "big game" jerseys are going to have a worse record, for example). It should be throwbacks from here on out. And looking back, it does appear that when we get to this time of year, we ALMOST always ditch the regulars:

2021 BTT - Regular whites vs. Rutgers but Script throwbacks for the Iowa semifinal and OSU championship games
2021 NCAAT - Script throwbacks for both games (Drexel and Loyola)
2022 BTT - Script throwbacks for our one game (loss to Indiana)
2022 NCAAT - Script throwbacks vs. Chattanooga and Flyin' Illini throwbacks vs. Houston
2023 BTT - Regular whites vs. PSU ... blech. That's why we lost again!
2023 NCAAT - Flyin' Illini throwbacks

While I am not holding out hope for this, it really would be so awesome to bust out a surprise set of throwbacks this March ... preferably the white Flyin' Illini throwbacks I posted earlier or these bad boys!

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#371      
Don't care what the records are in each jersey (the "big game" jerseys are going to have a worse record, for example). It should be throwbacks from here on out. And looking back, it does appear that when we get to this time of year, we ALMOST always ditch the regulars:

2021 BTT - Regular whites vs. Rutgers but Script throwbacks for the Iowa semifinal and OSU championship games
2021 NCAAT - Script throwbacks for both games (Drexel and Loyola)
2022 BTT - Script throwbacks for our one game (loss to Indiana)
2022 NCAAT - Script throwbacks vs. Chattanooga and Flyin' Illini throwbacks vs. Houston
2023 BTT - Regular whites vs. PSU ... blech. That's why we lost again!
2023 NCAAT - Flyin' Illini throwbacks

While I am not holding out hope for this, it really would be so awesome to bust out a surprise set of throwbacks this March ... preferably the white Flyin' Illini throwbacks I posted earlier or these bad boys!

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I think I like the orange scripts more than the whites. Would love to see a modern upgrade for these!
 
#373      
Just stick with the ‘throwback’ fighting Illini (flyin illini era). In white, blue, and orange for big games. They’re great unis and I’m of the opinion that some consistency in uniforms contributes in a way to team identity, at the very least from an outside perspective.

A man can dream… but for the ‘fighting Illini’ uniforms replacing the current ‘I’ on the shorts with the chief logo would make them the best uniforms in basketball.
 
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#375      
They do exist in some capacity. Have seen a few fans wearing these at games.

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It seems so weird we would have those available for sale (and clearly Nike!) yet not have the actual orange script jerseys to wear. If you will notice, those actually have a slightly inferior font and no white outline. I HAVE to believe there is some annoying logistical or contractual holdup here, because it is otherwise bewildering that the geniuses at Nike do not give us white/orange/blue versions of both throwbacks.

We literally already HAVE a white Flyin' Illini one that was worn as recently as six years ago ... it would be so easy. And clearly Nike has gone to the trouble of ALMOST making an orange Script throwback ... just get it done!