words // Brandon Richard
via Press Release
Next Monday, Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball and the University of Wisconsin will make the trip to Pasadena, California to take on the Oregon Ducks in the 98th Annual Rose Bowl. For the occasion, adidas has issued the school special edition uniforms to wear for the game, inspired by the tradition of the Rose Bowl and the Badgers' back-to-back appearances in the game.
The white and red uniform features a unique "Battle Rose" design, which includes rose petal graphics within the jersey numbers, motion W helmet logo and stripes, TechFit compression base layer and adiZero gloves.
“Wisconsin football has one of the most iconic looks in college football and to celebrate their back-to-back appearances in the Rose Bowl, our team wanted to create a special uniform for this year’s BCS bowl game,” said Mark Daniels, director of football for adidas. “Wisconsin has a rich football heritage and the Badgers’ traditional look and their Rose Bowl history are celebrated in the special edition uniform.”
The Badgers' adidas TechFit base layer features the "Battle Rose" Motion W logo on the left bicep and "On, Wisconsin!" and "Back-to-Back" on the chest in celebration of the school's fight song and return to Pasadena. Similar logos appear on the palm of the adiZero gloves with additional rose petals in the background.
Additionally, Wisconsin will wear the adiZero Smoke and Malice 2 Fly, two new lightweight adidas football cleats that will be released in 2012.
Wisconsin fans will be able to purchase the special edition Rose Bowl jersey for $55 at Fansedge.com. For more information, visit Facebook.com/adidasFootballUS.