Syracuse basketball to wear alternate 'hyper elite' Nike uniforms vs. Boston College

The new SU jersey, second from right.

The Syracuse Orange will debut a new alternate jersey combination for the menâ??s basketball game at Boston College next month.

Nike announced Thursday that SU will once again participate their â??Hyper Elite Dominanceâ?? series this season. The uniforms, which have orange tops with blue shorts and feature a late 1980s retro look, will be worn by the Orange when the Eagles visit the Carrier Dome on February 19. That game is scheduled to be telecast in ESPN2.

â??Nike recognizes the tradition of college basketball and long-standing rivalries with seven special uniforms that fuse premium apparel innovation with school heritageâ??, said the company in a news release. â??All seven uniforms honor each school's winning tradition with special logos, scripts and colors mined from each programâ??s past.â??

This is the second time in recent years that the Orange have participated in wearing alternate Nike uniforms. In February 2012 they wore special â??platinumâ?? colored jerseys for a home win over South Florida.