While Syracuse’s contract extension with Nike this offseason resulted in a significant uniform overhaul for the football program, the Orange men’s basketball team received only subtle changes to its look for the 2019-20 campaign.
As you can see in the video posted Wednesday night, the school name remains prominently displayed on the chest of the jersey in same block font as last year’s set. The iridescent triangular logo on the neckline is no longer present, though, as it has been turned into a gold tab on the back collar.
The Orange will be one of just nine programs to have a gold tab on their uniform this season, signifying their status as a program that has won a national title while wearing Nike uniforms. Syracuse, led by forward Carmelo Anthony, won it all in 2003.
Aside from the team logo on the shorts, the ACC basketball patch on the shoulder and a faint outline on the numbers, Syracuse’s uniforms have lacked the color blue in recent years. The Orange have reintroduced their secondary color with this set, however, as it is now part of a tricolor side panel reminiscent of what the program wore during the Louie and Bouie Show (1976-1980).
The final touch includes Syracuse moving its primary logo from the hip of the shorts to the bottom, where it’s enclosed within the aforementioned block side panel.
Though we’ll have to wait and see how Syracuse uses blue on its home set — if at all — check out more photos of their new road uniforms below:
Photos via @Cuse_MBB on Twitter