The Syracuse men’s basketball program on Friday morning unveiled throwback uniforms inspired by the set the Orange wore from 1983-94.
Syracuse will wear the road version of the throwback uniforms — which prominently display a script font across the chest and features traditional side panels — against Georgetown on Dec. 14 (1 p.m. on FOX). The Orange will then debut the home version against North Florida one week later on Dec. 21 (6 p.m. on ACC Network).
The only discernible differences between these uniforms and what Syracuse actually wore at the time is the manufacturer (the Orange were outfitted by Champion at the time) and the gold tab on the back collar, which indicates the program’s status as a school that won a national championship while being outfitted by Nike (2003).
This isn’t the first time in recent years Syracuse has thrown back to this era, as the Orange broke out a fauxback uniform that feature mismatched blue shorts in 2014. The program also wore the script font in 2016 in honor of the late Pearl Washington, who died that year at the age of 52 after battling brain cancer.
According to the school’s official release, Syracuse will make the jerseys available to the general public after the first of the new year through the university bookstore and the Orange’s official online shop.
Check out more photos of the throwback uniforms below: