Faculty Station, Tex. / Portland, Ore. (September 17, 2018) – Texas A&M College and adidas Soccer at this time unveiled the “’98 Aggies” Primeknit A1 alternate uniform for the Aggies’ Oct. 6 dwelling sport in opposition to the Kentucky Wildcats. Modeled after the 1998 squad, the brand new uniforms have fun the 20th anniversary of an impressive 11-3 season and the workforce’s double-OT victory over Kansas State within the Massive 12 Championship sport.
Impressed by the workforce’s story of perseverance, Texas A&M’s throwback uniform pays homage to the storied last video games of the season. Going into the 1998 Massive 12 Championship sport, A&M was coming off a bitter loss to the Longhorns and the newly No. 10 ranked Aggies have been set to face the No. 1, undefeated workforce within the nation, Kansas State. Down 27-12 within the third quarter, A&M bounced again to safe two big touchdowns within the fourth quarter, tying the sport 27-27. After two consecutive overtimes, the underdog Aggies pulled forward to safe a 36-33 win and a bid to the ’99 Sugar Bowl.
Seamlessly mixing a retro design with cutting-edge innovation and know-how, Texas A&M Athletics and adidas collaborated to copy the aesthetic of the famend workforce on the brand new Primeknit A1 Soccer Uniform. With retro detailing, akin to an old-school A&M wordmark, a throwback SEC patch, and of perforated warmth switch software that creates a web-like look for the workforce moniker and numbers, the “’98 Aggies” uniform pays homage to the classic mesh jerseys worn within the 90’s.
A brand new body-mapping jersey design options an all-new ribbed knit sample on the chest and shoulder pads to supply a refined match, whereas knit engineered mesh channels function Climacool know-how to supply enhanced breathability and cooling zones. The event of a brand new revolutionary chevron sample on the chest of the jersey aligns with a participant’s shoulder pads and generates elevated sturdiness for high-contact zones for defense and the within of the jersey options silicon grip patterns on the shoulders to lock the pads in place.
Moreover, Primeknit finishes impressed by the adidas UltraBOOST and NMD are included into the collar, sleeve cuff and hem for added consolation and a brand new infinity neckline delivers for a clear, iconic design that eliminates distractions and permits for a full vary of movement. The revolutionary Primeknit A1 soccer pants have been re-engineered with simply two seams and bonded pockets for added consolation and a clear compression feel and look, alongside ribbed Primeknit on the knees for added sturdiness.
To finish the head-to-toe look, a particular version HydroSkin® helmet from Hydro Graphics Inc. (HGI) contains a throwback outsized A&M emblem. The TECHFIT compression baselayer and gloves function an identical retro outsized A&M emblem, and to finish the homage, the workforce will put on all black adizero 5-Star and FREAK cleats.