Northwestern Basketball Seniors 2019

For The Wildcats, By The Seniors

Northwestern's Basketball Seniors Send It Back to the 1990s with Specially Designed Uniforms

Over the past four years, the Northwestern basketballl seniors have had an incredible impact as Coach Chris Collins’ second ever recruited class. During their sophomore year, they made it to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament, securing the school’s first ever bid to the NCAA tournament as a No. 8 seed. As the stewards of a new era who helped open the brand new Welsh-Ryan Arena, this is a group that knows what it means to be a Wildcat.


To both honor these young men for their work as Wildcats, and allow them to leave their mark in their final home game, Under Armour worked with the Northwestern basketball senior class to create the uniforms of their dreams. They were asked to come up with a design that represented their group, and Under Armour would bring their collective vision to life. 


The five seniors fell in love with basketball when Los Angeles reigned supreme and Shaq was untouchable. To pay tribute to the decade of broken backboards and spin jumpers, they decided to put together a throwback nineties-style uniform. Taking this design inspiration to heart, Under Armour stylized a brand-new Willie the Wildcat logo, which is showcased prominently on the shorts, and used a bold style font on the front of the jersey to spell out Northwestern. 


The trim of the uniforms reveal some of the more personal requests from the seniors, featuring small details such as the letters "PTR" stitched into the trim, which stands for "Pound The Rock" – a team slogan that Coach Collins created. Six-pointed stars are taken from the city of Chicago’s flag, and each player on the roster's name is faintly visible within the name plate on the back of the jersey.


These uniforms will be worn during Senior Night for Northwestern’s final home game of the season, against Purdue on Saturday, March 9.