Blue Demons Ready to Debut Four Sets of Uniforms in 2012-13
Nov. 7, 2012
CHICAGO - For Moses Morgan, one of the best things about DePaul's season opener on Friday is showing off his new uniform.
"The new uniforms are very nice," said Morgan, a 6-foot, 6-inch junior forward. "I like the tight fit and all the different colors we have. People will remember these were the uniforms we wore for our turnaround year."
Teammate and senior point guard Worrell Clahar also gave a ringing endorsement.
"The new uniforms are real sharp," Clahar said. "The big thing is that it gives DePaul a new kind of look. The uniforms are something we can feel good about and hopefully we play even better in them.
"Some of the guys were saying we need to get more wins in the new uniforms. A lot of the guys really like all the different colors."
Red was the favorite for Morgan and Clahar.
"I like the red uniforms because it's a color nobody has seen at this school," Morgan said. "You know, different uniforms mean a different kind of team. The new uniforms will bring a positive energy to the university.
"It feels like this is the year we turn the program around. I'm very excited for the first game, and we're going to get it rolling."
The Blue Demons take on UC Riverside at 8 p.m. Friday in McGrath-Phillips Arena following the women's basketball season opener against Nicholls State that tips off at 5:30 p.m.
The new look that debuted in DePaul's exhibition against Lewis touches on the history of the program with a series of horizontal stripes. The horizontal pattern was a feature on the Blue Demon uniforms in the 1980's as head coach Ray Meyer ended his tenure leading the program. DePaul's stripes have appeared off and on throughout the program's history and continues with the 2012-13 season.
"The first game is important because we want to show everyone how hard we've been working and how much we have improved as a team," Clahar said. "This will be the first stepping stone in turning this thing around."
That's a sentiment being expressed by the entire men's basketball program.
"I believe this is the year we get a lot of wins and qualify for postseason play," Morgan said. "With the experience we have and coach Oliver Purnell and his staff in their third year, this is when we turn it all around."