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    Oregon Does It Again...

    NIKE UNVEILS NEW INTEGRATED UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR OREGON DUCKS IN ROSE BOWL

    Nike will celebrate the Ducks’ return to the Rose Bowl with the debut of its latest Nike Pro Combat system of dress – the most advanced football uniform system ever assembled.

    This fully integrated uniform system, debuted in its first iteration by the University of Oregon during last years’ BCS National Championship Game, incorporates the pinnacle in performance innovation and design from the world’s most renowned athletic outfitter. The new uniform provides enhanced thermoregulation and more durability with the inclusion of Nike Chain Maille Mesh – a lightweight ultra-breathable material – used in both the jersey and pant.

    While the uniform certainly makes the team more recognizable, it’s their commitment to innovation and building better athletes that allows the University of Oregon to take its place among the nation’s most elite programs.

    “Nike’s relationship with the University of Oregon represents a forward-thinking approach to innovation and design. Our goal is to help build better athletes by providing them with state-of-the-art-innovation combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of their heritage” said Todd Van Horne, Nike’s Creative Director for Football. The latest Nike Pro Combat system of dress uniform delivers more on-field performance benefits than ever before while pushing the limits on creativity and design. The Oregon Ducks truly represent Nike's approach in developing athletes from the inside-out.”

    “Oregon represents the gold-standard when it comes to merging science and innovation with athletic performance and we are excited to continue our partnership with Nike by unveiling the next iteration in uniform innovation for the Rose Bowl” said Oregon Ducks Head Football Coach Chip Kelly. “Nike always starts by listening to the voice of the athlete as they continue to bring the most intuitive technology to the game.”



    INNOVATION

    From the cleats to the base layer, to the gloves and helmet, the Ducks’ uniform represents the pinnacle in game-day innovation for speed. New this year is the development of Nike Chain Maille Mesh technology, the ultimate in breathable uniform design. These innovations coupled with durable, lightweight padding provide athletes with a complete on-field suit of armor. Performance benefits include:

    • Eleven different materials in the Nike Pro Combat uniform (jersey and pant), and 16 different materials in the complete system of dress – each to address the specific needs of the athlete in game situations

    • Nike Chain Maille Mesh material incorporated into the back and under the arms in the jersey, as well as down the sides of the pant for exceptional ventilation without sacrificing durability. The new Nike Chain Maille Mesh integration also emphasizes improved thermoregulation, including the Nike Pro Combat Deflex padding layer, which is constructed with fabric selected for its ability to help keep the body cool and wick away sweat – making the uniform, and player, lighter and dryer.

    • Increased air flow with large open-hole woven construction for more ventilation

    • A redesigned base layer that facilitates the uniform’s overall innovation, delivering the ultimate in lightweight protection for maximum speed. The base layer in the pant also features customizable protection that incorporates a thin, incredibly strong carbon fiber plate that can be placed on the thigh padding where needed.

    • Strategically placed seams, pads and cooling zones that help minimize distraction and optimize protective coverage. Robust padding, without the bulk, has also been added to offer optimal low-profile impact protection specifically throughout the crucial “hit zone” between the knees and shoulders.

    • Nike Pro Combat Deflex padding integrated in the hip and knee areas of the pant for crucial impact protection that stays in place

    • A Flywire collar eliminating two layers of fabric for improved breathability, providing a more stable anchor to keep the jersey in place



    DESIGN

    The uniform wouldn’t be complete without combining these innovations with a nod to the Duck’s rich heritage. Design elements include:

    • A completely re-designed number system boasting an iridescent sheen similar to that on a mallard’s feathers. The larger, bolder numbers shift in color as they move.

    • An armored wing design resting on new material engineered for maximum strength along the shoulder area

    • A new look for the helmet featuring bright wings atop a mirrored appearance using a LiquidMetal black finish never before seen on the field. Though the wings are featured on the side, the iconic Oregon "O" still appears on the helmet located in a unique top-center placement.
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    Your move Wisconsin.

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    Just posted this in the Rose Bowl thread. Love em.

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    Yeah...those look sick.
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    I can't hate in the slightest. Those look dope.

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    Best uniforms in college football.

    I'm pumped to see these in action.

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    Well, these are pretty damn sweet. Since the first uniform shift in '99, I've usually hated change to the new uniforms and it took me awhile to like them, but these ones are just too damn cool to not like from the get-go. Thanks Uncle Phil
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    Oregon has no identity...and no excuse when they get beat in yet another BCS bowl game! With the hundreds of millions in revenue that Nike and the school is making, it's absurd to continue calling this amateur sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertrat218 View Post
    Oregon has no identity...and no excuse when they get beat in yet another BCS bowl game! With the hundreds of millions in revenue that Nike and the school is making, it's absurd to continue calling this amateur sports.
    Are you really still holding on to the "identity" and "tradition" thing? Not a single 18 year old recruit in the country cares about that.

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    I agree.

    I'd go to Oregon just for the neon socks.

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    Oregon is not Alabama, USC, Ohio State, or Michigan. We aren't a tradition laden program, we just aren't. With that being said, we do have an identity and it makes up for this lack of tradition. Uniforms ahead of their time, branding, playing fast and exciting football...those are just a few of the identities that make up Oregon football...

    Also, I laugh when people take what Oregon does with uniforms personally. Nebraska has their thing, and we have ours. Deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haggis View Post
    Are you really still holding on to the "identity" and "tradition" thing? Not a single 18 year old recruit in the country cares about that.
    I agree. I'd imagine most kids care more about uniforms, facilities, rabid fanbases, etc. more than what that program did 20 years ago, let alone 5 years ago.

    Sure, they have little "tradition", but who cares?

    It amazes me how people get upset about these uniforms...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradyistheman12 View Post
    Oregon is not Alabama, USC, Ohio State, or Michigan. We aren't a tradition laden program, we just aren't. With that being said, we do have an identity and it makes up for this lack of tradition. Uniforms ahead of their time, branding, playing fast and exciting football...those are just a few of the identities that make up Oregon football...

    Also, I laugh when people take what Oregon does with uniforms personally. Nebraska has their thing, and we have ours. Deal with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ManRamForPrez24 View Post
    I agree. I'd imagine most kids care more about uniforms, facilities, rabid fanbases, etc. more than what that program did 20 years ago, let alone 5 years ago.

    Sure, they have little "tradition", but who cares?

    It amazes me how people get upset about these uniforms...
    Exactly. Oregon doesn't have the luxury of having a talent-laden local recruiting base, "rich tradition" like other schools, location or previous successes to build on. Oregon realized early on that our only way to success in CFB is by building a tradition of innovation and modernization. We've embraced it as a community. Ducks fans absolutely eat this stuff up, and rightly so. It's a great college football community, regardless of size, and we've grown significantly in followers in the past 5 years. If it helps us gain notoriety, recognition, and *gasp* recruits too then I'm all for it.

    Hell, I'm a first hand example of this. I grew up in Chicago, never followed Oregon sports. I went on one visit to Eugene, saw what was happening there and fell in love. When I left for school in 2004, not many people had heard of Oregon, now everyone knows who the Ducks are. We're that team, with those crazy jerseys. Oregon realizes it's a brand, and we run with it. We run real fast though, so keep up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertrat218 View Post
    Oregon has no identity...and no excuse when they get beat in yet another BCS bowl game! With the hundreds of millions in revenue that Nike and the school is making, it's absurd to continue calling this amateur sports.
    I disagree about Oregon having no identity. They have become a major player in college football. If part of that is because of the uniforms then so be it.... at the end of the day I guarantee you more recruits would rather go to Oregon than Notre Dame a program that is seen as having tons of prestige and identity. That is because times have changed and with the speed of light media it is a what have you do for me lately society.

    I do agree about it being a joke about the affiliation between Nike and the program and players can't even sell off their own memorabilia.
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    These uniforms are sick. I'm assuming they will end up selling these. It's cool that that they have these uniforms, but it's costly being a fan of this team

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    It helps some in recruiting, but not as much as outsiders believe. The coaches say it gets our team's name out there, but once recruiting really begins it isn't brought up at all between coaches and recruits. It certainly doesn't hurt though..
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