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Friday, adidas and the University of Nebraska unveiled new TECHFIT football uniforms the Cornhuskers will wear on September 29, 2012 when they host the University of Wisconsin Badgers at Memorial Stadium. This marquee contest is adidas' first Unrivaled Game, an annual matchup of top adidas programs. This year's Unrivaled Game featuring the Cornhuskers and Badgers is themed "The Quick and the Red."
The Cornhuskers’ new adidas TECHFIT football uniform celebrates the school’s rich football heritage with a modern update and highlights the history of the Nebraska "N.” The uniform is head-to-toe red and showcases a bold black "N" on the chest, player numbers above the heart and black stripes on the jersey shoulders and side of pants. The team’s black adidas TECHFIT compression base layer features a tonal letter "N" on the sleeves to complete the look.
Nebraska’s black helmet honors the program’s Blackshirts legacy and features a red stripe and block "N.” The Cornhuskers’ adizero Smoke gloves feature the “N” logo and the team’s reflective black adizero cleats combined with the red -plated bottom will bring a bright and exciting look to Nebraska’s footwear during their Homecoming night game.
The Cornhuskers’ adidas TECHFIT jersey is a complete reconstruction of the standard football jersey with multiple innovations to reduce the weight of the jersey by 30 percent. These technologies include a streamlined fit, new fabric, reduced seams and an ultra lightweight name and numbering system. In addition, the adidas TECHFIT jersey keeps players cool with integrated ventilation zones and moisture management fabric. Reduced seams and a restriction-free, high-stretch collar design increases range of motion to support player agility and speed.
Nebraska fans can visit www.Facebook.com/adidasFootballUS for more information, photos and videos of the Cornhuskers’ new uniforms and follow the conversation on Twitter at @adidasUS, #Unrivaled and #techfit.
Next week, Wisconsin will unveil their new adidas TECHFIT football uniforms that they’ll wear for the Unrivaled Game versus Nebraska on September 29.