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When sports fans think of the University of Oregon athletics their flashy sports jerseys are often what comes to mind first. But that wasn't always the case.
In the latest episode of Sports Uncovered, NBC Sports Northwest explores the origins of how Oregon's most notable alumni, Nike co-founder Phil Knight, helped ignite a fashion arms race across all sports, both collegiately and professionally. What followed was the emergence of sports' most innovative uniforms and the Oregon football program's rise to prominence.
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The episode features interviews with former Heisman Trophy finalist and Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington, former Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti, and Nike designer Tinker Hatfield.
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The Uniform Craze That Revolutionized College Football follows Sports Uncovered's debut episode "Michael Jordan: I'm back", the two-word fax that sparked sports' greatest comeback.
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