Photo: Maryland to honor Brooklyn Dodgers with uniforms for Kentucky game

The Terps play the Wildcats November 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Hey, look, everyone, Maryland's playing a national power in a marquee game to open the college basketball season! You know what that means? That's right, new uniforms!

The university released photos of the uniforms for Maryland's November 9 game at the Barclays Center against Kentucky Wednesday. They're ... something.

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Our friends over at Testudo Times have the explanation.

Maryland's playing Kentucky in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, so these are an homage to the Brooklyn Dodgers - hence the faux-wool, off-center number, and goofy script ... UA's been making a big push in NYC for basketball (one of the primary regions it's looked to infiltrate, along with Milwaukee and Baltimore and a few others) - a bunch of the public powerhouses are UA-sponsored, so they're building up recognition and brand loyalty. This, an obvious shout-out to BK, is meant to reinforce that, I guess.

Ok, then. For our part, we'll just hope that the Terps can give the defending national champions a game four Fridays from now.

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