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  • Saturday, November 19, 2022 9:39 PM
    Reply # 12995922 on 12991002

    Concept #3: The Softball/Chicago White Sox Swatch.

    Last season, Omaha softball wore uniforms that harkened back to the uniforms worn by the Chicago White Sox in the early 1980s, and sampled by several other college teams.

    This concept is about branding. Seeing the look, I see it as something that can be applied throughout Omaha Athletics. One look for just about every team: softball, baseball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, track...

    In this concept, I've moved the stripes to a more-traditional hockey position across the bottom of the sweater. (I'm working on a version with the stripe across the chest -- which would bring 'Omaha' into play on the road and alternate sweaters.)

    Also adding a secondary option for the road sweater. The idea: make the ENTIRE sweater the swatch. It actually works.

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  • Monday, November 21, 2022 8:55 PM
    Reply # 12998052 on 12991002

    OK, last concept appears to have flopped.

    Concept #4: Detroit Red Wings.

    We mentioned an earlier affiliation for Omaha with the Rangers. Prior to that, the Knights were a Detroit farm team. Among the players to grace the ice at Aksarben Coliseum: Terry Sawchuk and Gordie Howe.

    Detroit's traditional sweaters are... blah. (And we essentially wore them with last year's 25th Anniversary sweaters.)

    But in 1991-92, with the NHL celebrating their 75th Anniversary, the Red Wings broke out some stellar stripey threads. This year's reverse retro offering, is based on the same design.

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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:28 PM
    Reply # 12998828 on 12991002
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I think I like Concept #3 the best... 

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:28 PM
    Reply # 12998829 on 12991002
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ... with Concept #4 as the alternate. 

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:05 PM
    Reply # 12999123 on 12998828
    MavPuck wrote:

    I think I like Concept #3 the best... 

    Well... then let's revisit, with an alteration. Got a clean version with the stripe across the chest.

    My con on it, is that I feel like St. Cloud has used this look before.

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  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:52 PM
    Reply # 13000151 on 12991002

    Concept number three, with the “O” instead of the bull. I mean the ‘O’ emblem used on the University website. If If you’re talking about branding, I think that is most appropriate.

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:58 PM
    Reply # 13000599 on 13000151
    Jim wrote:

    Concept number three, with the “O” instead of the bull. I mean the ‘O’ emblem used on the University website. If If you’re talking about branding, I think that is most appropriate.

    One issue with the 'Swirly O' (which is the University logo -- hence use with the club team) is that it makes you look like a squadron of Spitfires.

    The university does designate 'Pointy Bull' as the Athletics logo.

  • Thursday, November 24, 2022 1:05 PM
    Reply # 13001511 on 12991002

    Concept #5: The 'Swirly O' Swatch.

    Taking a firm hold on branding, I think Omaha has the opportunity to do something unique, and apply it across all sports.

    North Carolina has argyle.

    Tennessee has orange checkerboard.

    Wisconsin has a double stripe with a chevron cut out.

    Iowa State has a red and gold twist.


    I present to you this modern take on a stripe pattern.

    In fairness, I don't know how it will show on television. Because of that, I have an alternate road sweater (and maybe a 3rd option). There is a lot of subtlty in there -- specifically the sleeve stripes. But I think it's unique without being 'WTF-ish'.

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  • Thursday, November 24, 2022 3:18 PM
    Reply # 13001587 on 12991002

    Here are the alternate versions I kicked around for Concept #5.

    One basically makes the swatch a white stripe cutout.

    The other does the same at the base, but couples it with Jon's approved contrasting shoulder yoke -- which is now all white.

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  • Friday, November 25, 2022 10:24 AM
    Reply # 13002476 on 12991002
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The most recent concepts (with the lines that have one end angled) are great. It adds an aspect that looks modern while still keeping a classic design. Very good design, Chris. 

    I also add that I'm not necessarily against looking like a squadron of Spitfires, and that concept would also look good with the "O" on the chest. 

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