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ND Shamrock Series uniform shows switching to Under Armour was wise

Notre Dame 2014 Shamrock Series

Notre Dame has had a cringe-worthy history when it comes to the special Shamrock Series uniforms. Two years ago brought us one of the most bizarre helmet designs that looked more like a printing error with its asymmetry, and last season’s uniform was only a little better. With the season drawing near and Under Armour taking over as uniform apparel provider, there were many questions about how the new uniform partner would leave their stamp on the Shamrock Series uniforms after years of working with Adidas.

Score one in the win column for Under Armour, which has come a long way since throwing together this atrocity.

Notre Dame and Under Armour unveiled the new uniforms for the upcoming season, and did so in non-offensive fashion by keeping true to Notre Dame’s classic look for the home and away uniforms and a Shamrock series

This video suggests the designers are trying to tell a story with the new uniform, which seems to be a trend for uniform designers lately. You can buy into the whole storytelling concept as you see fit, but the Cliff’s Notes version probably simply states Notre Dame sticks to the blue, slaps on a matte logo on the golden dome, which now features a subtle touch of a diamond pattern. At a quick glance, Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series uniform looks like it should have been shipped to Pittsburgh for the Panthers, but this is far better than past iterations of the alternate look.

Under Armour has already left a solid impression on a classic look, something Adidas was never able to do with the Irish. What do you think about the new uniform for Notre Dame?

Photo via Notre Dame Athletics.

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11 Responses to “ND Shamrock Series uniform shows switching to Under Armour was wise”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Aug 19, 2014 8:01 PM

    You should correct that Maryland reference to “these atrocities” since they put together 12 or so of the ugliest uniforms in the history of college football. I think they were trying to show the Oregon Ducks they could out-ugly any team’s uniforms.

  2. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 19, 2014 8:12 PM

    A network that has an exclusive tv contract with a university reporting on that university = a conflict of interest

  3. birdcen says: Aug 19, 2014 8:34 PM

    I’m glad you like them Kevin. Look like WVU to me with little style. Probably like yourself.

  4. irishdodger says: Aug 19, 2014 11:13 PM

    @johnelway: I assume you hold the same opinion of ESPN & the SEC? BTW, NBC doesn’t broadcast their away games…just the home games. At least get your facts straight. Maybe you’re just bitter b/c your favorite team wasn’t approached by a network wanting to broadcast their home games.

  5. planecrashguy says: Aug 20, 2014 12:32 AM

    Who cares what a team’s uniforms look like? As long as the uniforms meet NCAA requirements, what difference does “ugly” make?

  6. barkleyblows says: Aug 20, 2014 5:26 AM

    Nobody gives a crap about a dirty school like Notre Cheat!

  7. tbone71 says: Aug 20, 2014 7:59 AM

    Apparently you care you piece of trash and that is why you posted here.

  8. bigbuckeye76 says: Aug 20, 2014 9:50 AM

    I just hope that after they finish with all these terrible uniforms that the next “thing” will be retro….circa 1995 or so…

  9. mogogo1 says: Aug 20, 2014 10:04 AM

    With Maryland’s uniforms, Under Armour threw down the gauntlet, telling Nike’s designers “You think you can design drunk? We’ll show you how to design while drunk!”

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 20, 2014 10:05 AM

    Not a fan… I am kind of a traditionalist when it comes to college unis.

    I do like SOME of the newer unis, like there are some combinations by Oregon I like and I really dig the new A&M state logo helmets…

    But these ND unis are bad…. they are just boring looking….

  11. florida727 says: Aug 20, 2014 8:04 PM

    I guess Under Armour pays better than Adidas. That’s all that matters to Notre Dame. Obviously.

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