The Duke Blue Devils currently have a uniform contract with Nike. We have 10 basketball uniforms in our database for the Duke Blue Devils and are working to add more to Uniform Critics. Feel free to contact us with any uniform designs for this team that we may be missing.
The three-color blue and white with black accent style has been around in Durham since the early 1990s when Duke became one of college basketball’s premier programs. The Blue Devils’ classic white tops with “DUKE” across the front in blue along with their numerals screams excellence and tradition.
An inverted look on the road along with a relatively new black alternate compliment the perfection that is the home uniform. No team wears rich royal blue better than coach Mike Krzyzewski’s squad.
In recent years, Nike has added sublimated graphics to Duke’s threads, images that include team logos, gothic-style windows featured at Cameron Indoor Stadium and mosaics that describe the Blue Devils’ on-campus structures. Duke moved to its primary logo — a Blue Devil smiling in the middle of a “D” — in 1978.
Current uniform styles include a contrasting side panel that reaches down to Duke’s shorts ending in a point. The franchise’s famous “D” is applied to each side. The Blue Devils’ Nike Hyper Elite Platinum series in 2012 include a shimmery all-gray alternate with black and royal blue accents. The uniforms are specifically designed for nine NCAA Championship teams that won national titles wearing Nike footwear and apparel.
Hyper Elite shorts are made from 100 percent recycled while the uniform features laser-cut bonded logos. Nameplates on the backs of jerseys are located below the numeral instead of above. That area has been replaced by stars. At the crest of all current jerseys, the school’s blue “D” emblem is located inside a silver circle.
The Blue Devils were one of 11 swoosh-sponsored teams during the 2012-13 season to don Nike’s “large logo” alternate road uniforms, a look that first appeared 13 years ago. In place of the school’s traditional “DUKE” wordmark was the Blue Devils’ primary gothic “D” logo.