• 27-AUG-2015

University of Louisville & adidas Unveil New Alternate Football Uniforms

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The University of Louisville and adidas today unveiled the Cardinals' Primeknit alternate football uniforms, which will be worn on Thursday, September 17th when the Cardinals take on Clemson at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Designed in collaboration with Louisville's athletic department, the special edition uniform delivers the perfect combination of style and innovation to create a bold alternate look for the Cardinals.

Centered around an all-black theme, the jersey features oversized chrome and red metallic numbers, accented by chrome and metallic red wings on the shoulder pads. Additional detailing includes the use of Louisville's signature Old English font to highlight player names on the back of the jersey, along with a matching oversized Old English "L" logo on the pants. Further infusing the all-black theme with traditional Cardinals' colors, an oversized red translucent Cardinal logo is prominently displayed on the black glossy and metallic red helmet.

Made with a cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blend that increases durability and abrasion resistance, Primeknit is the premier compression uniform system, featuring the latest generation of adidas TECHFIT technology. Primeknit helps keep players cool and increases range of motion, giving athletes an unrivaled level of comfort and allowing them to perform at their highest levels. The jersey's padlock system secures tension over the shoulder pads, while the bodymap fit adheres to the player, making it difficult for opponents to grab, hold or tackle.

To complete the alternate look, both the adizero 5-Star 4.0 gloves and TECHFIT baselayer feature an oversized Old English "L" logo to match the pants. Additionally, the baselayer features the Cardinal logo on the left sleeve to match the helmet. 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.

For more information and images of Louisville's new football uniforms, please visit http://news.adidas.com/US and follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @UofLFootball, @adidasFballUS and #teamadidas #L1C4.