New uniforms are on the way for both the Notre Dame men's and women's basketball team. Adidas rolled the new "adizero uniform system" on Thursday for both Fighting Irish basketball teams to wear during the 2013 postseason. The fluorescent green uniforms include a camouflage print on the shorts.
"The adizero uniform system gives players the leading performance technology with a distinctive on-court style," said adidas Director of Sports Marketing Chris McGuire in a media release. "The postseason brings together the best teams in the country and these uniforms celebrate the excitement of the game letting players stand out during college basketball's biggest moments."
"I signed-off on them, our players never really saw them," Irish head coach Mike Brey said on Thursday of the new look. "I saw the models. They showed them to me up in Chicago the day of the Miami-Notre Dame football game."
The team never saw the uniforms until Wednesday this week.
"We had two mannequins in the player's lounge and they're still buzzing about it," Brey said of his team's reacting to seeing the new duds."
The specially designed uniforms are made from 60-percent recycled material, including moisture wicking ClimaCool material. According to the release, the special design and coloring were made just for this year's postseason run.
"The Notre Dame basketball teams will wear the most innovative basketball uniforms and footwear to help them elevate their games during the most important time of the year," McGuire added.
Jerseys include a patch on the back neck that reads "Never Stop Fighting" in homage of "Notre Dame's pride and team spirit". Both basketball teams will begin wearing the uniforms during the Big East Tournament. The women's tourney begins on March 8, while the men's tournament starts on March 12.
Kansas, Cincinnati, Baylor, UCLA, and Louisville are other schools that will have the specially designed new uniforms in their own school colors during postseason play.