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Rutgers Football, adidas Unveil New “Stadium Lights” Alternate Uni

The “Black Knight” shows up at Yankee Stadium vs Maryland

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They gave you the teaser the other day on Twitter.

You like the black uniform? You’ll get to see the black uniform.

If you go to the game against Maryland at the “House That Jeter Built”.

Rutgers and adidas revealed the one special uni for 2017 - the “Stadium Lights” alternate - to be worn at the one “home” game in the Bronx. The press release explained the process and the concept behind the design.

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Inspired by the symbolism of Rutgers’ mascot, adidas and Rutgers Athletics set out to create an alternate uniform that embodies the honor, tradition and folklore behind legendary knights, their armor and their code or arms. Specifically designed and named for the game at Yankee Stadium, this special edition uniform creates a bold alternate look for the Scarlet Knights by combining style and detailing with innovation and technology.

Centered around an all-black theme, the Rutgers moniker is emblazoned upon the chest of the jersey in silver to represent polished armor and to serve as code of arms and focal point for the symbolic design. Next, the scarlet numbers are embossed with a subtle chainmail graphic to replicate the look of a knight’s suit of armor. Additional detailing includes an outline of the state of New Jersey that has been stitched on the back above the name plate to display state pride. To complete the look, a matte black helmet features a silver Scarlet Knight graphic on the sides with the Rutgers wordmark highlighted in scarlet on the back of the helmet.

The design elements are reminiscent of last year’s black alternate, using the secondary logo of the Knight’s head on the helmet and the chainmail elsewhere. The “Rutgers” on the front is silver - very readable - and the numbers have the same chainmail imagery.

Rutgers Athletics / adidas

The part that most everyone likes - and it’s about time - is the outline of the state above the name plate on the back of the jersey. It is, after all, the state university.

Rutgers Athletics / adidas

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