Syracuse is the latest school to jump on the new uniforms train, unveiling three new Nike Pro Combat combinations on Wednesday. Following is a first look at the grey, white and blue threads. The Orange also showed off blue, white and orange helmets.
Nike worked with the university to tie in both the Orange’s history, as well as elements of New York. The following according to Cuse.com:
Today Syracuse Football unveiled its new Nike Pro Combat football uniform design for the 2014 season. Syracuse’s football history is highlighted by a string of legends including Jim Brown, Floyd Little, and Ernie Davis, all sharing the number 44. Their collective legacy has forged the familiar Syracuse “Legend of 44” story, transcending football to become part of the fabric of the University. The number 44 has been woven into campus landscapes, its zip code, and even the school’s phone extensions.
This new 2014 uniform design connects the team’s past and present. The “Legend of 44,” as well as the influence of New York state serve as the inspiration for Syracuse’s trio of new uniforms. Referencing the strong heritage of past teams, the design incorporates influence from the University’s “quad” buildings in the center of campus, as well as the modern gothic architecture seen in downtown New York City and on the Syracuse campus.
Custom numbers appear taller and more narrow, mimicking the height of New York City’s skyline. The numbers also feature a unique 44-degree linear “V” pattern. This pattern is mirrored on the uniform pant lines and shoulder panels for unified positioning of the Orange as New York’s College Team.