NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma’s uniforms are joining rare air.
Thursday the university announced it will become the third college football program to wear Jumpman Jordan Brand uniforms, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The OU men’s and women’s basketball teams’ uniforms will also feature the Nike-owned brand, known for its iconic Jumpman logo of NBA legend Michael Jordan.
The merchandise will hit stores in the summer of 2018. OU joins Michigan and North Carolina as college football teams under the Jordan Brand.
It’s not clear how OU’s uniforms will change, if at all, as a result, but the reaction from players — current and former — was instant, and the move was a hit with recruits.
"Constantly getting reminded I made a great decision," OU receiver Jeff Badet said.
“My favorite brand!” recent OU commit Ronnie Perkins posted on Twitter.
“It was true! I’m too live right now!” former Sooner cornerback Zack Sanchez tweeted.
Former OU basketball star Blake Griffin helped break the news on campus while in town before the Los Angeles Clippers’ game Friday in Oklahoma City. Griffin, the 2008-09 Associated Press national player of the year, has been a member of the Jordan Brand for years.
Palmateer writes for The Norman Transcript, a CNHI News Service publication.