Oklahoma is the next school to suit up with the Jordan Jumpman logo on its football uniform starting this season, and the Sooners showed off what the new uniforms will look like. Thankfully, you’ll barely be able to tell the difference between these football uniforms and any others previously worn by the Big 12 program.
The look is still the same as you would expect from Oklahoma with the standard home and away uniforms, but you may have caught a glimpse of a white helmet in the video reveal. In fact, there are multiple helmets shown off in the video reveal. In addition to the standard uniform, there will be two helmets with a stripe down the middle. It looks as though Oklahoma will have four uniform combinations to choose from this fall, which of course does not include the possibilities of mixing and matching uniform elements and helmets.
All of the looks shown off mimic recent looks, both standard and alternate, worn by the Sooners within the last few years. There may be some mild differences that would be revealed during a closer inspection, but the basic premises seen in the past few years appears to be sticking around for another year in Norman.
Oklahoma joins Michigan and North Carolina in being outfitted for football by the Jordan Brand division of Nike.
The Oklahoma Sooners are going to have a new look starting in 2018, courtesy of the Jordan Brand. Oklahoma announced they have signed on as the latest Jordan Brand partner, joining Michigan and UNC. In doing so, the Sooners will begin wearing the signature Jumpman logo on their uniforms instead of the Nike swoosh beginning in the 2018-2019 seasons, including football.
Financial terms of the new deal have not yet been revealed, but it figures to have a nice financial perk for Oklahoma moving forward. Michigan signed a lucrative $173.8 million contract with Nike, the producer of the Jordan Brand. Part of the deal allowed for the opportunity to have Michigan become the first college football program to wear the Jumpman logo on their new uniforms as Nike and the Jordan Brand worked with Michigan to bring the Jordan Brand to college sports in a competitive field with Nike’s main product line, Adidas, and Under Armour. UNC followed by becoming the second Jordan Brand-outfitted program this season as part of its new contract with Nike.
Oklahoma signed a new contract with Nike in 2014, with the deadline for an extension due in this academic year.
We will have to wait to get our first glimpse of the new Oklahoma football uniforms to be worn next season, but it should not be expected to deviate too much in the overall design compared to what Oklahoma traditionally wears. The only real difference will likely just be the swapping out of the Nike swoosh logo for the silhouette of Michael Jordan’s iconic slam dunk figure.
Sooner fans wanting to get some new gear with the Jumpman logo on it can start looking for merchandise in 2018.