With apparel deals being what they are in college athletics it doesn’t come as much of a surprise when team receive special gear throughout the course of a season. That’s especially the case for programs that are more prominent within college basketball and/or have a good relationship with the company that outfits them.
Maryland, thanks to its deal with Under Armour (which was founded by Maryland alum Kevin Plank), has gone with different looks to both their sneakers and uniforms in recent years. Thursday night, Mark Turgeon’s team will wear new shoes meant to pay homage to the program’s past when they take on Ohio State in Columbus.
Maryland tweeted out a photo of the Clutchfit Drive sneaker Wednesday afternoon.
Prominently featured within the graphics on the shoe is the year 2002, which is when Maryland won its lone national title, and there are also references to the school nickname (Terrapins) and the program’s former home (Cole Field House). More images of the shoe can be viewed on Maryland Athletics’ official Facebook page.