KU appears to be planning a 1990s throwback uniform game vs. Oklahoma this weekend
According to the Kansas basketball Twitter account, the 1990s are making a comeback this weekend.
They're officially calling the movement "90s Retro," which makes this Class of 2000 college graduate, who capped off his high school career in 1996, feel more than a little old.
Each year, the KU basketball program picks a couple of games to wear different throwback uniforms. Sometimes the new duds are tied to an event like Black History Month. Other times, the alternate attire is the work of Adidas, which is using KU to roll out a new style, new look or new technology.
And other times, the powers that be within the program just want to get in on a good, old-fashioned throwback festival.
That appears to be what’s happening on Saturday.
The video clip associated with the Tweet showed highlights of former KU greats Jacque Vaughn, Raef LaFrentz, Paul Pierce and others, wearing the classic white Kansas uniforms that prominently featured both crimson and blue as part of the look.
Although Nike was KU’s apparel provider throughout the 1990s — KU agreed to switch to Adidas in 2005 — there’s no doubt that Adidas will be able to recreate the look in its image, complete with everything but the Swoosh.
Third-ranked Kansas, which sits one game behind unbeaten Baylor in the Big 12 standings, will take on Oklahoma at 11 a.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.