The 113th edition of the Army-Navy game will be played this Saturday, and the Black Knights joined the alternative jersey craze with these hot black Nike uniforms.
Army released a press kit detailing the inspiration behind the uniforms.
For the second straight season, Army will be wearing uniforms specially designed by Nike Football when it takes the field against arch-rival Navy on Saturday. This year’s uniform design pays tribute to the year 1944, which included the first of the Black Knights’ three straight national championships and the United States’ World War II victory at the Battle of the Bulge.
The Black Knights will sport black jerseys with black pants, gold shoes and gold helmets. A historical, re-interpreted West Point map of the battle is incorporated into several elements of the uniform, including the jersey numbers, gloves, helmet stripe and inside of the cleats. In addition, the helmet features a small black spade on the side in honor of the 101st Airborne Division, which fought in the Battle of the Bulge
Unfortunately Army will look better than their record is, as they enter the game 2-9 on the season.
Navy is 7-4 and headed to a bowl game.
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