Duke basketball to don its Blue Devil best for Thanksgiving tournament

<p>Photo courtesy of Nike</p>

Photo courtesy of Nike

With Duke's return to its clean, classic blue and white uniforms this season, there has been plenty of excitement surrounding the Blue Devils' latest aesthetic.

But for next week, black is back—or at least, sort of.

When Duke plays its three games at the PK80 next week in Portland, Ore., the Blue Devils will wear special uniforms that were released by Nike Thursday morning. Duke, along with all the other 15 teams participating in the event, will don a design that features its classic color but also adds in black elements to honor Nike founder Phil Knight's signature look with all black clothing and sunglasses.

PK80 Jerseys
Nike released new uniforms for all 16 men's teams participating in next week's PK80 tournament Thursday. Photo courtesy of Nike

The Blue Devils' get-up appears similar to the more modern blue jersey they have worn in years past. The top will be Duke's famous Pantone 287 with white lettering, but all of the outlines will be in black. Down the Blue Devils' blue shorts will be black arrows leading to the standard stylized Iron Duke logo. 

All 16 uniforms are designed similarly, with the teams' signature colors augmented by black accents. Nike has also designed mono-black shoes for the event, featuring "iridescent highlights in an ode to [Knight's] shining shades."

What do you think of these new unis?

Mitchell Gladstone | Sports Managing Editor

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A junior from just outside Philadelphia, Mitchell is probably reminding you how the Eagles won the Super Bowl this year and that the Phillies are definitely on the rebound. Outside of The Chronicle, he majors in Economics, minors in Statistics and is working toward the PJMS certificate, in addition to playing trombone in the Duke University Marching Band. And if you're getting him a sandwich with beef and cheese outside the state of Pennsylvania, you best not call it a "Philly cheesesteak." 


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