Baylor to shed neon uniforms, go all black vs. Kentucky

jtipton@herald-leader.comMarch 24, 2012 

ATLANTA — After wearing fluorescent green uniforms Friday night against Xavier, Baylor will wear specially made black uniforms called "Blackout" against Kentucky on Sunday.

Both the "Electricity" and "Blackout" uniforms are part of an Adidas promotion called "Adizero," Baylor spokesman Chris Yandle said.

Louisville and Cincinnati are also participating in the promotion. Adidas bills the uniforms as 30 percent lighter, plus more absorbent than regular uniforms, Yandle said.

"Our fans were not fans of them," Yandle said of the initial reaction to the "Electricity" uniforms. "Now we're 4-0 in them, people all of a sudden want the merchandise."

To complete the all-black effect, Baylor will wear black shoes and socks, Yandle said. Baylor is 1-1 this season when wearing the "Blackout."

Baylor cannot wear the "Electricity" uniforms Sunday because as the higher seed Kentucky will be wearing white, and both are considered light-colored uniforms.

"The first time we wore them, people were laughing," Baylor's Perry Jones III said of the bright green uniforms. "Just to be honest. Laughing. Heckling."

Then Jones quipped, "It gives us a chance to make no-look passes to each other."

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