With Thanksgiving serving as a day chock full of NFL action, and Christmas being synonymous with prime-time NBA games, it’s only right that college basketball takes the bright stage on one of our big holidays! OK, so Veteran’s Day probably wasn’t the first holiday you had in mind, but the NCAA hasn’t hesitated to showcase some of it’s best teams on the day celebrating some great American heroes heritage, as you saw last season with North Carolina and Michigan State. Well, good news, this season we’ll be seeing Syracuse take on San Diego State, and they’ll be wearing those cool camouflage influenced jerseys again!
That’s right, the Nike Military Uniforms will make their triumphant return to college hoops on November 9, when not only will ‘Cuse and SDSU be modeling them, but Ohio State, Marquette, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan State and Connecticut will be donning them as well. So if you sat there a year ago wondering “I wonder what my favorite team’s jersey would be like if they were playing in this game,” there’s a good chance you’ll find out in a couple of weeks.
Last season, the camouflage jerseys were worn as UNC and MSU were playing at the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, California, which inspired the players to give their jerseys to the crowd of U.S. soldiers after the game. That gesture is expected to be repeated by the teams and players this season, as each game will be played at a different military bases.
This Veteran’s Day is shaping up to be a great day for both college basketball and the United States, as well as for people who appreciate cool jerseys around the world. Stay tuned.
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