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S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

Posted on: September 21, 2011 4:27 pm
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Posted by Adam Jacobi

South Carolina is set to play Auburn on October 1, and though that SEC showdown won't be lacking for drama or consequence by any stretch of the imagination, there's going to be another aspect of the game. That Saturday, South Carolina will be wearing special Under Armor uniforms designed for the Wounded Warrior Project, an initiative designed to benefit wounded veterans of the American armed forces.

Here's more from Under Armour and the WWP about the uniforms:

In an effort to recognize the sacrifices made by members of our Armed Forces as well as to commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, this year’s uniforms will embrace the American spirit by incorporating a custom “USA stars and stripes” head-to-toe design. To further support all veterans, each team will replace their last names on their jerseys with a core value embellishment – Duty, Honor, Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Country, or Service – and will be led on field by selected wounded warrior honorary captains.

“As we continue to reflect on the tenth anniversary of September 11, we recognize the importance of honoring those that lost their lives on that day and the men and women of our Armed Forces that continue to fight for freedom,” said Matt Mirchin, Under Armour Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing. “We are privileged to work with Wounded Warrior Project, South Carolina, Texas Tech, and the University of South Florida to carry on the tradition of these special games and support the Believe in Heroes campaign.”

As alluded to in the statement, Texas Tech and South Florida will be participating in the promotion as well, with Texas Tech wearing them against against Oklahoma State on November 12 and USF wearing them against Miami the following week. These two teams' WWP uniforms have yet to be released. 

Back to the Gamecocks, though. Here are the two South Carolina uniforms pictures officially released (click on both for EXTREME CLOSE-UP hi-res versions):

 

Not bad, eh? The camo hamstrings are an odd touch, but all in all it's not too radical a departure from South Carolina's usual digs. Also, check out the American flag glove combination -- something so extravagantly patriotic it belongs only A) in college football, or B) on the back window of the cab of a pickup truck. Still though, so we're clear: we like it. 

You can read more about the Wounded Warrior Project here

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:46 am
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:14 am
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

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Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2011 3:52 am
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

It's not bad & not great but it's better than most of what Nike comes up with. But unless I'm more color blind than ever, it looks more like Auburn's than it does S. Carolina. I like what it stands for as far as respecting our wounded vets who put their lives on the line for us every day. God Bless America & College Football!Smile



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 1:57 pm
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

Brilliant idea! Though I reckon the actual cost of the uni's is relatively small...



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 1:17 pm
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

@tanker good idea! I don't know what the cost per uniform is but I am sure that the donation would be considerable given the number of players per team and the number of teams participating.



Since: Sep 22, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 1:07 pm
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

Why not just take the money the uniforms cost and send it to the wounded worrior charities?  Then just advertise how Under Armour has done it and challenge other big corps.to do the same.



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 11:46 am
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

I think it's great that people are getting involved with such a great charity. Anything we can do for the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us is a good thing. But I am getting sick of all the new football jerseys. It seems like every day someone has a new uniform. Is this college football or a fashion show. But again, its for a good cause. Support our troops.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 11:31 am
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

In a word, hideous.




Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:05 pm
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

I am deff not a fan of South Carolina football but I do very much respect them for wearing these uniforms for such a great cause.  More schools should have the gutts to wear a uniform to respect and honor those who fight for us and to be honest give these players the freedom to play this game we love so much.  Hats off to USC.



Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:20 pm
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

I'm a Gamecock fan but not a huge fan of these unis. However, I do like the spurs on the socks. They should wear those with the regular unis.


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