Return of the interlocking N-C

February, 7, 2013
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North Carolina will look at little different during Saturday's game at No. 8 Miami. The Tar Heels will be wearing the interlocking "NC" logo across their chests.

The style -- reminiscent of the jerseys worn by UNC's 1999-2000 Final Four team -- is a part a new, alternative away-game uniform design from the Nike Hyper Elite line. UNC is one of a select group of schools that will wear the commemorative unis, which, according to Nike, provide "lightweight performance through sustainable materials. The short is made of 100 percent recycled polyester while the jersey is made from at least 96 percent recycled polyester -- an average of 22 recycled plastic bottles per uniform."

The uniforms are Carolina blue. The logo, numbers and lettering on the front and back of the jerseys are navy blue with white piping. The team is also scheduled to wear a Hyper Elite warm-up hoody for the first time, according to the school's new release.

Pictures of the uniform can be found here.

And it's not the first time in recent memory UNC has donned something different.

In 2005 against Virginia, the Tar Heels wore throwbacks based on the 1980s UNC uniforms. During the 2009-10 season that commemorated 100 years of UNC basketball, they wore throwback uniforms based on the 1957 team on three occasions.

The wore silver twice in 2010, specially-designed blue camouflage for the Carrier Classic against Michigan State last season and a silver design of the Hyper Elite uniform against Maryland last year.

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