Non-traditional uniforms come to college hoops



NEW YORK (AP) — The gray area of non-traditional uniforms is coming to college basketball.

Nike unveiled its new “platinum” line Wednesday to be won by nine powerhouse men’s and women’s teams for one game each later this season. Like the gaudy outfits that have become so popular in college football, these take liberties with the programs’ standard color schemes.

The jerseys and shorts are gray with trims in the schools’ official hues. The team names are in a reflective silver material.

The programs selected have won national championships wearing Nike gear: the Arizona, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Syracuse men and the Baylor and UConn women.

The Hyper Elite Platinum uniforms will debut when the UConn men face Notre Dame on Sunday.