Purdue Boilermakers Unveil Rick Mount-Era Throwback Uniforms – SportsLogos.Net News

Purdue Boilermakers Unveil Rick Mount-Era Throwback Uniforms

The Purdue men’s basketball team will pay homage to three-time All-American guard Rick Mount by wearing throwback uniforms during Sunday’s game against Michigan State, which tips off at 12:15 p.m. on CBS.

Mount, who played for the Boilermakers from 1966-70, finished his career as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,323 points. That includes a then-NCAA record 61 points in a 108-107 loss to Iowa as a senior, which would have been 74 points had the three-point line existed at the time.

As a junior, Mount led Purdue to the Big Ten regular season title and the first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. The Boilermakers advanced to the national championship, where they ultimately fell to legendary head coach and alum John Wooden and UCLA, 92-72. 

Mount’s first game at the varsity level in 1967-68 – freshmen were ineligible until 1972-73 – was also the first game played at Mackey Arena. He scored 28 points in a two-point loss to the top-ranked Bruins while wearing this design, which spanned his entire career and more.

As for the uniform, it features a black script “Purdue” across the chest and black drop shadow numbers, which are outlined in old gold. The trim also features a black and old gold striping pattern, with an overlapping V-shaped collar to remain true to the original design.

Those stripes can also be seen on the bottom of the shorts, which include an old gold waistband. There are also black diamond-shaped panels on both sides that outlined in old gold and include a gold Block “P” with a white drop shadow.

This marks the first time that the Boilermakers will wear throwback uniforms specific to this era, though they notably donned t-shirts that featured the script wordmark and Mount’s No. 10 ahead of his homecoming celebration in January 2016.

Photos courtesy of @BoilerBall and historical information courtesy of @BoilerUniforms on Twitter.