The Pittsburgh Panthers currently have a uniform contract with Nike. We have 9 basketball uniforms in our database for the Pittsburgh Panthers 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.


Pitt’s success in the 2000s helped the Panthers secure a Nike shoe deal in 2009, an agreement that solidified the team’s entrance into the ACC a few years later.

Since Steve Pederson began his first term as the school’s athletic director in the mid 90s, Pitt’s rise to notoriety on a national scale included several Adidas uniform revampings under Ben Howland and current coach Jamie Dixon as well as the modern shortening of “PITTSBURGH” to “PITT” before the Panthers landed with the swoosh.

On current Nike garb, “PITT” is splashed across the programs white home uniforms and navy roads while “PANTHERS” is used on gold home alternates. Each wordmark is shadowed; a program tradition that began after Pitt dropped its cursive script and yellow-royal blue color scheme in 1996.

Pitt’s block lettering in a less vibrant gold and navy was introduced the following season as well as the program’s “Panther head” primary logo. During the Adidas era in the mid 2000s, uniforms were categorized by wide contrasting shoulder stripes and thick side panels often in navy or gold depending on the look’s primary color.

With the Nike switch, the Panthers’ uniforms were less busy, had a smaller wordmark across the chest and featured Aerographics on the backs of jerseys behind numerals.