2012 NCAA Basketball Champs Phantom Gear

Congratulations to the Kentucky Wildcats for taking home their 8th national NCAA basketball championship back up north to Lexington last night.

As with any championship leagues and manufacturers produce all sorts of merchandise to sell as soon as that final buzzer sounds, the NCAA official site is already offering every possible bit of Kentucky 2012 Champions merchandise you could ever think of.

However, we’re not that interested in that merchandise, we here at SportsLogos.Net love to showcase the merchandise that was produced for the teams that didn’t win the title – what we like to call “Phantom Championship” gear.

As always, these are official graphics produced by either the league or it’s manufacturers – we did not re-create or assume any of these designs.  If any of the events listed below actually happened these would be the exact images promoted for sale by the league.

National Championship merchandise was produced for all four teams who made it to the Final Four round of this years tournament, naturally more was made for the Kansas Jayhawks – the finalist this year.  We’ll start with them:

Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas Jayhawks "6-Time" 2012 National Champions Banner

 

Louisville Cardinals

 

Ohio State Buckeyes

 

Final Four Non-Qualifiers

These are close-ups of t-shirt designs for the colleges who made it into the Sweet Sixteen in anticipation of their qualification for the Final Four; keeping with our “Phantom Theme” I’ve only included the 12 schools who did not make it into the Final Four.

Cincinnati Bearcats 2012 Final Four
Florida Gators 2012 Final Four
Indiana Hoosiers 2012 Final Four
Marquette Golden Eagles 2012 Final Four
Michigan State Spartans 2012 Final Four
NC State Wolfpack 2012 Final Four
Ohio Bobcats 2012 Final Four
Syracuse Orange 2012 Final Four
North Carolina Tar Heels 2012 Final Four
Wisconsin Badgers 2012 Final Four
Xavier Musketeers 2012 Final Four

There you have it, if you’re a fan of these phantom designs, you can check out our Facebook Fan Page where we have a photo gallery featuring phantom merchandise from the past eight years.