By John Ekdahl
Georgia Tech unveiled their new football uniforms last night, which will feature not one, but two white jerseys. The “primary” white jersey is an updated look to their standard jersey (with “Tech Gold” numbers instead of navy), while the “whiteout” jerseys will invert the colors on both the numbers and shoulder stripes.
The Yellow Jackets will be pairing the Whiteout jersey with white pants and a new white helmet to create the “whiteout” effect against Miami on November 10th.
Georgia Tech and adidas revealed the Yellow Jackets’ 2018 football uniforms on Friday evening. The uniforms are the first to be unveiled as part of Georgia Tech’s new partnership with adidas, which officially began on July 1.
The Yellow Jackets’ new adidas uniforms feature two different white jerseys – a primary home jersey and a Whiteout jersey.
The primary home jersey is a modern take on Georgia Tech’s traditional uniform. It features Tech Gold numerals outlined in navy blue, gold and navy blue stripes on the sleeves, navy blue stripes on either side of the collar and a gold interlocking GT logo above the front numerals.
The Whiteout jersey is a bold new look for a bold tradition on The Flats. Its style mirrors the primary home jersey but with navy blue numerals, reversed navy blue and gold sleeve stripes and gold stripes on either side of the collar. It will be worn for the Yellow Jackets’ Nov. 10 Whiteout game versus Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division rival Miami (Fla.) and road games.
The University of Maryland unveiled their Under Armour home uniforms yesterday, which feature the Maryland state flag prominently.
Maryland’s helmets featuring the Calvert and Crosslands coat of arms are hand-painted, making the Terrapins the only school to wear hand-painted helmets as part of their standard uniform.
“Designing the uniforms for Maryland football has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Especially with such an iconic and important design focal point like the Maryland flag. We want to make sure that we’re making a statement about not only UMD football and the UA brand, but that the entire state of Maryland is represented in the best way possible,” Nick Billiris, Senior Design Director of Team Sports at Under Armour, said in a statement.
According to the press release, Maryland’s helmet featuring the flag is hand-painted. They are the only school to have a hand-painted helmet as part of their standard uniform. Maryland will wear this new home set throughout the season, and it will debut in their season-opener against Texas on September 1st.
A video of the new unis is available in the tweet below.
Fresh NEW look. Same BOLD style.
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) August 3, 2018
Nike has decided not to renew Jameis Winston’s contract, which undoubtedly had to do with his off-the-field issues. Winston will be sitting out the first three games of the season, though his deal with Nike expired before the NFL announced his suspension.
A Nike official told ESPN on Friday that Winston’s deal expired and the company elected not to renew the former No. 1 overall draft pick.
Sources say Winston’s contract expired before the NFL announced he would be suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The violation relates to a 2016 incident in which Winston was accused of groping a female Uber driver.”
The Bucs open the season against the Saints in New Orleans on September 9th.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) August 3, 2018
Andrew Sendejo wore a MAGA-inspired “Make Football Violent Again” to Vikings practice in response to the NFL’s new rules on leading with the helmet.
“It fits good and it’s black and I like it,” Sendejo said. “It’s got a good message.”
Although Sendejo said he has been wearing the hat for a while, its message “applies more now” because of an already controversial new rule installed by the league aimed at making the game safer.
He later joked about making changes to his helmet that would allow him to stay within the league’s new rules.
Made helmet alterations so I’m always “leading with the facemask”. Simplifying calls for league office and playing within new @NFL rule changes.
— Andrew Sendejo (@Asendejo) August 3, 2018
The Charlotte Hornets have launched a website to celebrate their 30th Anniversary.
The team unveiled a 30th anniversary logo — a circular emblem featuring the logo of the original Hornets with the familiar pinstripes found on the uniforms the team made famous. Merchandise featuring the logo, including T-shirts and hats, is available now at the Hornets Fan Shop.
The Hornets have also launched Hornets30.com, a special website that hosts fan voting for the 30th Anniversary Team, a “This Week in Hornets History” series, features and photo galleries, stories on the team’s history and more.
Now through Oct. 1. fans can visit the site to vote for the 30th Anniversary Team. Fans can cast a vote for up to 10 players from Charlotte’s NBA history, with the top 10 overall vote-getters being named as members of the 30th Anniversary Team. All fans who vote will automatically be entered for a chance to win a 30th Anniversary Prize Pack that includes a pair of Jordan 4 Retros, a classic Hornets “Grandmama” jersey and a Hornets 30th Anniversary hat.
The team will have a “classic edition” uniform and a 30th Anniversary logo. The logo can be seen in the video above.
[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still on the clock over at ESPN and may be popping up here occasionally.]