New Illinois Uniforms

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Illinois has been hyping up its new uniform reveal for over a month now, and tonight is the night the school is finally going to show off its new look. Unfortunately for Illinois, the internet exists, and the internet has a way of spoiling the surprise.

On Tuesday night that surprise was spoiled, as pictures of the new uniforms leaked online. At least, we can only assume these are the uniforms for now, as Illinois hasn’t made them official yet. I tweeted photos of them last night, but in case you weren’t around, don’t worry. They’re all after the jump.

FOOTBALL

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BASKETBALL

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Of course, all these uniforms would look a lot better were they worn during wins.

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