Maryland men’s basketball honors Lefty Driesell era with new uniforms

Roughly six weeks after Maryland men’s and women’s basketball announced new uniforms for the upcoming 2023-24 season, Maryland men’s basketball announced white throwback uniforms in a video released on Monday morning.

Maryland’s white uniforms, featuring the iconic Maryland script lettering, will also be worn for Maryland’s home game against Michigan State on January 21, 2024, which will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Maryland released the new uniform in a promo video starring their freshmen class with DeShawn Harris-Smith, Jamie Kaiser Jr. and Jahnathan Lamothe featured.

Maryland’s new uniforms pay homage to the Left Driesell era and the 1970 teams featuring former stars like Len Elmore, Albert King and Tom McMillen among others.

Via release:

The uniforms are highlighted by a script ‘Maryland’ across the chest as well as the interlocking UM logo that was used during the 1970s. The classic look features red lettering and numerals outlined in black, while the trim along the arms, neck and shorts is red, black and white keeping with the traditional Maryland feel. As with the new main uniform set for 2023-24, the Under Armour logo is on the center neckline allowing space for other patches, such as the new Graduate patch, to be displayed proudly. The interlocking UM logo is prominently displayed on the front leg of the shorts as well as on the back of the jersey above the last name of each player.

Fans can purchase a replica of the iconic 70’s throwback uniform starting today on Fanatics. There will also be replicas of the new black, red, and yellow jerseys that are available now for purchase as well.

One of the most legendary and colorful coaches in college basketball, Driesell led the Terps from 1969-86 posting a 348-159 overall record which is second in program history to only Gary Williams. Under Driesell, Maryland reached eight NCAA Tournaments (1973, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986), won the 1972 NIT Championship title, won the 1984 ACC Tournament Championship, and posted a pair of ACC Regular Season titles. Additionally, Maryland reached the ACC title game six times under Driesell. The Terps were ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in the AP rankings for four consecutive years from 1972-76.

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