The Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday evening unveiled brand new Under Armour uniforms that aren’t all that different from their previous set.
Cincinnati will be one of just five programs — including Auburn, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Wisconsin — outfitted in the newest version of Under Armour’s ArmourGrid template this season. The biggest difference from the previous template is the thinner collar and the addition of file tabs above the conference and manufacturer logos, as well as extra ventilation areas throughout the uniform.
As for the design, the Bearcats simplified their sleeves by moving the striping pattern inspired by the architecture of buildings around campus to the collarbone area and enlarging the “C” Paw. The pattern was also removed from the collar.
Cincinnati and Under Armour started their partnership in 2015, and the apparel company considers these new uniforms an “evolution of the Bearcats’ look over the past four season.” That’s likely why the pants design, number font and wordmark on the chest all remain the same, though the contrasting sleeves on the road jersey are new.
While there was no mention of an alternate jersey with the release, Cincinnati running back Tavion Thomas teased a red jersey on Twitter a few months back — so stay tuned. The Bearcats have not worn red uniforms since a 34-7 loss to Memphis on Senior Night in 2016.
In the meantime, check out more photos of Cincinnati’s new uniforms below:
Photos via @GoBearcatsFB/Twitter