The Gonzaga men’s basketball program will look a little bit different when it hits the hardwood this fall after the Bulldogs unveiled new uniforms on Monday evening.
Gonzaga’s new Nike Elite uniforms include several small changes from the previous set, the most notable being the striping pattern down the sides of the jersey and shorts. The collar is still predominantly blue but now includes thin red line around the top to replace the red blocks on the shoulders that are now blue and carry over into the contrasting arm holes.
The Bulldogs have also modified their typography, which is more rounded and includes a swirl design instead of a pinline in the Gonzaga wordmark across the chest. The players’ names on the back are now arched and the contrasting waistband have been removed, as well.
“Definitely a few more changes than usual, but we think it’s a pretty clean look,” equipment manager and former Gonzaga basketball player Calvin LeBrun told The Spokesman-Review. “The Adam Morrison era is the comparison we’ve used a lot with the two-color combo down the sides. The players like them a lot. The first thing I heard when they were looking at pictures around the facility was they thought they looked like Morrison’s years. Hopefully, we’ll get a good reaction from our fans.”
Gonzaga did not reveal its blue road or black alternate uniforms, though it’s probably safe to assume they’ll follow the same design as the home white set.
Additionally, LeBrun told The Spokesman-Review that Gonzaga will reveal a white alternate uniform in the near future. A quick search of the Bulldogs’ online store shows the following jersey, which has been confirmed by SportsLogos.net as legitimate and a nod to the program’s first NCAA Tournament win and trip to the Elite Eight in 1999.
Photos courtesy of @ZagMBB on Twitter and the Gonzaga team shop.