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The 2013 college football season is bound to be full of surprises. One of those surprises came when Nike unveiled the new Fresno State Uniform System. The Bulldogs will sport all-black uniforms for the first time in the school’s history. Black jerseys are decorated with red numbers outlined in grey trim, and the words “Fresno State” written in grey across the chest. Contrasting red numbers are present on each shoulder. Grey breathable mesh panels streak down the sides to keep players cool. The grey strip continues down the sides of the black pants for a flush look. The jewel of the new uniforms is the matte black helmet. The menacing helmets feature a red strip that leans a bit to one side, to create an asymmetrical look. The left side of the helmet is decorated with Fresno State’s Bulldog logo, and the other displays the players’ uniform number. Finally, everything is finished off with Nike football Alpha Pro cleats that compliment the color palette.
After the release of the two initial colorways, the Nike CJ81 Trainer Max looks to be hitting shelves in a more daring iteration. Silver traces the toecap, and reaches up onto the dynamic mid-foot arch strap. The silver portions feature unique designs, which, if judging from the subtle personal details present in the other colorways, pay homage to important events in Calvin Johnson’s life and career. The extended, lightweight proprioceptive collar is colored wolf grey, and outlined in navy. Orange stitching ties the lining to the ankle collar, and matches the Swoosh branding on the mid-foot strap. Common place on the CJ81, diamond star perforation on the white toe box provide both enhanced breathability and a custom fit, not to mention an eye-grabbing aesthetic. The main colors are tied together with tricolor laces.
As we survive the dog days of summer, and the lull in sports action, the countdown to football season has begun. Specifically, fans have started to anticipate the 2013 College Football Season. Longhorns fans were teased today with the University of Texas’ Preview of their 2013 Nike Cleats. The team’s patented burnt orange and white graces a pack of four personalized cleats. The 2013 Nike selection includes the Nike Alpha Pro D and Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 D. The ‘Horns will also have turf options to sport this coming season. If you like the cleats, but want a different color, you can head to NIKEiD to create a colorway to match your team.
After we first showed you photos earlier this year of the Nike CJ81 Elite TD, Nike and Calvin Johnson have both officially unveiled the signature cleat. Built for hardcore performance, the CJ81 features a dynamic midfoot arch strap, created for cradled support and fit. Also the diamond star pattern is built for a more customized fit and to keep the foot dry and cool. The CJ81 Elite TD is available now at select retailers including Nike Store.
Last season, the Arizona Wildcats received a new head coach. This year, the Wildcats are getting new uniforms from Nike. Using all the new innovations of Nike Football’s Elite system, the uniforms will use the traditional Cardinal, Navy, and White colors but possess gradient-colored numbers. Look for the Cats to wear these uniforms this upcoming season as they look to win the Pac-12 title.
Move over Darrelle Revis, a new Jet has landed in New York from Alabama. Nike has signed CB Dee Milliner who was drafted by the New York Jets last night with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Announced on his twitter account, Dee Milliner is projected to replace Revis on the Jets’ roster after he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Based on draft scouts’ projections, Nike has added another great athlete to their team.