The university and adidas unveiled the Black History Month collection to pay tribute to Wilbur Wood, the Huskers’ first African-American basketball player. Wood lettered from 1908 to 1910 and was one of the first black players to gain prominence in college basketball.
Designed to celebrate the Nebraska’s early years, the uniforms feature red tones and a cream stripe across the jersey with the classic N logo on display. While the uniforms of old did not incorporate numbers, the 2016 collection features classic block numbering with cream accents below the stripe and on the back of the jersey.
The Huskers will sport the Black History Month uniforms on February 13 against Penn State at Pinnacle Bank Arena, as well as the road games at Indiana on February 17 and at Penn State on February 25.