The Duke basketball Twitter account made an announcement on Thursday that there will be some adjustments regarding the 2020-21 uniforms that some Blue Devil fans may enjoy.
One of the most fascinating under-the-radar storylines from the 2019-20 Duke basketball season was the fact that the Blue Devils wore six different uniforms.
Most teams only have two in the rotation, but the Blue Devils wore six different jerseys this season, and five of them were worn multiple times.
The one uniform that Duke only wore once this year was a special edition ‘Rivalry’ jersey in its first matchup with North Carolina this season. Many fans did not particularly care for these jerseys, but given the events of that first game with the Tar Heels, Duke Nation will clearly not care, nor remember, what the Blue Devils were wearing in that game.
However, the team announced on Thursday that those jerseys will no longer be in the rotation next season as it was only a one-time event for that game, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Duke-North Carolina rivalry.
The Blue Devils wore their regular home uniforms in the regular season finale, which turned into the final game of the season for Duke, against North Carolina.
With that jersey being ‘retired,’ Duke will keep its other five uniforms that it wore this season, the traditional home white’s, road blue’s, and alternate black’s, plus the two special uniforms: grey jerseys honoring Mike Krzyzewski and his life, as well as navy blue uniforms that represent ‘The Brotherhood’ of the Duke basketball program.
Duke also announced on its social media platforms that a sixth jersey will be added to the rotation for 2020-21, but it will not be announced until next season.
Many fans are hoping it’s a white version of ‘The Brotherhood’ jerseys, but the Blue Devils will be in good hands since the team has already released some of the best jerseys in the country this past season.