UCLA basketball to wear ‘Made in March’ postseason alternates

UCLA's latest "Made in March" uniforms are far from the worst alternates adidas has ever released. (UCLA Athletics)

UCLA’s latest “Made in March” uniforms are far from the worst alternates adidas has ever released. (UCLA Athletics)

Staying true to its annual tradition, Adidas has designed new “Made in March” uniforms to, erm, brighten up the college basketball postseason.

Credit the apparel company with this: By releasing the infamous Zubaz shorts in 2013, it has set the floor so low that just about anything looks good in comparison. In this year’s Pac-12 Tournament, UCLA will wear a fairly traditional color scheme, with a faded triangle pattern just below the waistband meant to evoke John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success.”

How many appearances the Bruins (15-14, 6-10) will make in these new alternates remains unclear. They are currently on track to be the No. 10 seed in next week’s Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.

In other basketball news, a petition calling for the firing of third-year head coach Steve Alford has collected more than 1,000 signatures, not an insubstantial figure. Of course, neither is the buyout stipulated in his contract: If UCLA were to dismiss Alford before April 30, 2017, it would owe him $10.4 million, paid out in monthly installments until 2021.

  • Aaron Michiel

    Jack, on Alford’s buy-out, remember that (1) the schedule of payments you note could be negotiated into a reduced one-time lump sum payment, and (2) there is a mitigation clause in Alford’s contract which UCLA could agree to waive. Those two negotiation points for UCLA could lead to a dramatically reduced buy-out if the parties agree to settle. A contractual $10.4M buy-out could end at several millions of dollars less following such a negotiations.

  • Reformed Droog

    In this year’s Pac-12 Tournament, UCLA will wear a fairly traditional color scheme, with a faded triangle pattern just below the waistband meant to evoke *the fading away of every principle of* John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success.”

    There, I fixed it for you.

  • UCLA = Lost Cause U

    Will look great in the tourney! Oh..that’s right… Oops!

    Well, you “own” women’s athletics still.