• UW Huskies unveil new Adidas football uniforms

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    The University of Washington and Adidas introduced the new football uniforms Wednesday for the 2019 season.

    In a news release, school officials said "the new uniforms blend the school's celebrated history with the future."

    The university ended its 20-year partnership with Nike after 2018, and started its new, 10-year deal worth $119 million with Adidas on July 1.

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    "Adidas worked very hard, alongside our staff, to strike a balance between providing exciting new uniforms for our players while also honoring the great tradition of Washington football," said head coach Chris Petersen.

    The uniforms pay homage to the Huskies' undefeated 1991 Rose Bowl season.

    According to the release, "... the new uniforms bring back the classic purple and white colorways. Three purple stripes are positioned on both sleeve caps of the jersey and use an iridescent, dimensional film within the fabric to convey the look and feel of a king's velvet robe. The stripes on either side of the sleeve are left open, referencing the athlete's never-ending strive for greatness and room for growth, while a tonal rain pattern accents the twill numbers, giving a nod to the Pacific Northwest's infamous weather."

    The Huskies will debut their new uniforms Aug. 31 for the home opener against Eastern Washington at Husky Stadium.

    "We're excited to kick off the 2019 season with these new uniforms," Petersen said. “We hope you like them, too!"

    Other uniforms will be unveiled next month: the women's soccer team's on Aug. 6, volleyball's on Aug. 9, the men's soccer team's on Aug. 13 and cross country's on Aug. 28.




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