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The Orange’s Nike Hyper Elite Platinum series in 2012 included a shimmery all-gray alternate with orange and blue accents and a shortened “CUSE” wordmark. The uniforms are specifically designed for nine NCAA Championship teams that won national titles wearing Nike footwear and apparel.
The team’s Hyper Elite shorts are made from 100 percent recycled polyester 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 That area has been replaced by stars.
In the 1980s, the school’s jerseys featured a script “SYRACUSE” wordmark with contrasting armpits and collar. In 2005, Syracuse did away with its unique arched block lettering that was the preferred choice on gameday for more than a decade and went with an impact straight across look.
Rather than “ORANGEMEN” in navy across the program’s home whites, the team’s new nickname — Orange — was displayed in orange with silver numerals. The Orange kept “SYRACUSE” across its road uniforms but switched numerals from white to silver.
The most noticeable change shortly after the 2003 National Championship was Syracuse’s shorts that had been stripped free of navy and orange piping and replaced with contrasting rectangles below the school’s “S” logo on side panels. On the previous shorts during the Carmelo Anthony era (2003), the Orange donned Syracuse’s familiar secondary logo on shorts — a blue “S” with an orange basketball.
Though still in existence, Syracuse rarely sports the secondary graphic that was unveiled in 2001. The boxed side panel look on game shorts appeared to mimic an approach Nike and Jordan Brand took at Cincinnati in the late 90s.