The Hurricanes and Adidas on Monday unveiled another alternate uniform to be worn this Saturday when the Canes host Virginia at 3 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium.
Designed in collaboration with the UM athletic department, the special edition uniforms "pay homage to the U.S. military and creates a bold new alternate look for the Hurricanes,'' according to a UM news release.
Here's most of what the release says:
To honor those who have served and currently serve our country, players will don a camouflage TECHFIT baselayer with an oversized metallic silver “U” overlaid on top of it, khaki socks and camouflage adizero 5-Star 4.0 gloves that all incorporate the colors of U.S. Army Delta Force uniforms. Prominently featuring an oversized metallic silver “U” logo, the adizero 5-Star 4.0 gloves feature 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack 2.0 for consistent control in all weather conditions.
Accenting the camouflage theme, the helmet, jersey and pants are a bold black and feature metallic silver oversized “U” logos on the shoulder pads, pants and helmet. The jerseys are highlighted with player numbers in the Hurricanes’ signature orange colorway and outlined with metallic silver. Additionally, the pants feature metallic silver striping on the right leg that incorporates hurricane style cuts and patterns, while left leg features “Miami’ in oversized metallic silver text. To cap off the look, the “Canes” moniker is strategically placed across the chest in metallic silver with orange outlines.
To complete the military homage, the Hurricanes will debut the new Delta Force inspired Dark Ops 2016 adizero 5-Star 5.0 x KEVLAR® and 2016 Freak x KEVLAR® cleats, constructed from a durable, flexible canvas – similar to military accessories and footwear. Embroidered stripes pay tribute to the insignia found on elite forces uniforms, and stitching reinforced with KEVLAR® provides durability and strength. The 5-STAR FRAME, featuring a KEVLAR® reinforced plate, is the optimum blend of lightweight, strength and traction.
Further honoring our nation’s active duty members and veterans, the University of Miami has partnered with the Miami VA Fisher House to host honorary captains and provide 1,000 free tickets to veterans and current members of the military. Additionally, the Hurricanes will and donate game worn jerseys and helmets to be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Miami VA Healthcare System.
The last time UM unveiled an alternate uniform was the all-white "305 Ice'' unis for the road game against Cincinnati. UM lost that game, but I thought those unis were cool.
Maybe all-black will bring a different result.
Check out the Adidas info here.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN