IU permanently adds stars to basketball uniforms #iubb

A small change is coming to Indiana’s men’s basketball uniforms.

IU will add five stars under the waistband of its uniform shorts this season, representing each of the program’s five national championships. The Hoosiers first sported the stars on alternate uniforms worn during last season’s Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. This season, the stars will be a permanent addition to IU’s regular white and crimson home and road uniforms.

Indiana revealed the stars in a tweet sent Wednesday.

The Indiana men’s soccer program has incorporated stars for some time, using an IU trident that includes eight stars angled over the top of the logo. When Indiana announced an extension to its apparel deal with Adidas in August, athletic director Fred Glass hinted that the apparel company would work with his department to identify other sports where stars could become part of the uniform.

“We want to further incorporate that as part of our look,” Glass told The Herald-Times in August. “It’s things like that that I like and I think our fans like. There’s a little story there, little nooks and crannies to the stories of our uniforms. I think Adidas will help us step back and really look at that.”

Indiana, however, won’t be the first Big Ten basketball program to incorporate championship stars on its uniform. In 2012, Maryland added a single star under the neckline of its jerseys to commemorate its lone national title from 2002.


  1. Pretty cool. Dig the more red vs pure crimson. Nod to the old Knight teams.

    There isn’t enough dust on those stars, though.

  2. Indy Star on-line presented an interesting story about VO’s recent comments on what current Hoosiers BB players need to do. The story included this; “Instead, the third-year pro gave all credit to Crean and his staff for his development in college. Oladipo came out of high school a three-star prospect but quickly transformed into an All-American deft on defense and explosive on offense.” No question who VO supports for his meteoric rise. Hopefully, IU will see more of the same from this current crop of players.

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