LINCOLN–(NU Athletics August 19)–Shoe and apparel maker adidas and the University of Nebraska partnered to reveal the Nebraska black jersey as an alternate.

Known as the “Blackshirts,” a reference to the Cornhuskers’ starting defensive unit, the nickname became the key inspiration behind Nebraska’s 2019 alternate uniforms.

Uniforms use a black base with traditional red and white accents.  A skull-and-crossbones logo sits on the jersey’s sleeve caps.

The jersey features a body-mapping design, using a ribbed, knit pattern on the chest and shoulder pads to produce a refined fit, while knit engineered mesh channels feature Climacool technology to provide enhanced breathability and cooling zones.

No date has been announced for when the jerseys will be worn.