With college sports teams debuting new uniforms all the time, it's easy to lose track of all the different outfits.

Here's one you won't forget.

Next week the N.C. State Wolfpack will play the Connecticut Huskies at the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. In that game the Wolfpack will wear specialized jerseys honoring their former coach, Jim Valvano.

The uniforms have a faded net on them, symbolizing the net which is cut down after the NCAA championship game. Valvano and the Wolfpack cut down the nets in 1983.

In 1947, N.C. State coach Everett Case started the college basketball tradition of cutting down the nets, when he wanted a souvenir from his squad's Southern Conference championship. Case brought the tradition to N.C. State from Indiana high school basketball, where it may have originated.

The back of N.C. State's jersey features Valvano's signature quote: "Don't ever give up."

Valvano repeated that line several times during his famous speech at the 1993 ESPY awards. He died less than two months later.

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Apparently, being the best basketball player of all time doesn't mean you can wear whatever you want on the golf course.

Michael Jordan, he of the six NBA Championships and five MVP awards, was recent spotted at the exclusive La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach wearing cargo pants. According to the New York Post, the course has a strict dress code of a collared shirt and Bermuda shorts.

His Airness was given an opportunity to change pants, but he apparently didn't want to. A source told the New York Post that other members complained about Jordan's attire, and he may even be banned from the club because of his stubbornness.

“Michael Jordan did wear cargo pants," a representative for Jordan told the Post. "He had been there many times before and had worn cargo pants previously, and had never been made aware that he was violating any dress code. This time, he was made aware of the violation on the 12th hole, and at that point ... he did refuse to interrupt his game, and return to the clubhouse and change. We were not aware that he is not allowed to return to La Gorce. I guess it's their loss -- as MJ is a great golfer, and a great guest."

It's unfortunate that, if this report is true, Jordan won't be allowed back at La Gorce. Luckily for him, he'll be welcomed with open arms at any other country club in the world.

As Steve DelVecchio over at Larry Brown Sports notes, this is just the latest in a long line of Jordan's fashion mishaps. In fact, there's even a tumblr devoted to Jordan's unfortunate outfits.

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In this age of uniform unpredictability, where fans have become accustomed to expecting the unexpected, Under Armour took another step forward Tuesday during a game between two of its sponsored schools, Maryland and Northwestern.

Rather than designing separate shoes for players on the teams to wear, Under Armour combined the schools' colors into one sneaker. ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted photos of the sneakers, which came in three styles: Micro G Torch, Charge BB and Spine Bionic.

And in case the players forgot who they were playing, the inside of the sneakers featured the night's matchup.

As it turned out, the shoes may have been more interesting than the game itself. Up just two points at halftime, Maryland outscored Northwestern 49-31 in the second half and came away with an impressive road victory.

If the Maryland and Northwestern players hold onto these kicks for a few years, they can put them to use again when the Terrapins join the Big Ten and play Northwestern twice annually.

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Every now and then, you'll hear about a company offering full refunds if a certain team gets shut out. Usually the offer is too good to be true, but don't tell that to Alabama jeweler Jeff Dennis.

Dennis held a promotion in the week before the Iron Bowl clash between Alabama and Auburn. If either team got shutout, he would refund all purchases made during that week. He told CBS 42 in Mobile that several people spent more than $5,000 during the promotion, and some even bought engagement and wedding rings.

Overall, Dennis estimates he will have to make about 300 refunds and return tens of thousands of dollars. But he's still having some fun with his bad luck.

"There were some tense moments in my house in the third and fourth quarters and I was probably the only home that was a little concerned," Dennis told CBS 42. "But it's all good. I'm insured, so we're having fun,"

Even if he was insured, maybe next time Dennis should check the stats and make sure his promotion doesn't involve a game with the best defensive squad in the country going up against the nation's fifth worst offense.

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Milwaukee Brewers fans, are you tired of the Brew Crew's uniforms? Well, now is your chance to do something about them.

The Brewers are holding a contest which encourages fans to design a jersey for the team. One winner will be selected, and Milwaukee will don that design for one spring training game. Fittingly, the contest is called "Design a YOUniform."

The Brewers have no shortage of unique and colorful uniforms. They recently brought back the "ball-in-glove" logo for their retro jerseys. They've also worn special tribute uniforms in Spanish, German and Italian.

For the sake of this contest, don't worry if you're not a professional artist. As you can tell by the Pittsburgh Steelers' "bumblebee uniforms," sometimes even the professionals don't know what they're doing.

To check out some of the submissions, see this gallery.

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Even in a locker room known for its fashionistas, Dwyane Wade stands out above the rest.

He is often called the best dressed player in the NBA, and he has gone as far as to match his tie with his finger wrap.

And on Monday, Wade rocked one of his most ridiculous outfits yet. Or at least LeBron James thought so.

After the Heat's win over the Rockets, James tweeted a photo of Wade wearing the skinniest pants imaginable. James wrote, "My boi @thewayofwade taking fashion to a whole new level with these pants. Mannn! #chineseprint #paintedon."

Those pants are so tight that Wade might have had to use scissors to cut himself out of them.

Amazingly, these are only the second or third most ridiculous pair of pants Wade has worn recently. Last year he tried out hot pink pants, and earlier this year he donned fitted sweats.

(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)

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Professional athletes are often celebrated for their exquisite facial hair. These guys can grow beards and mustaches like it's nobody's business.

And with the exception of the NHL playoffs, there may be no better time of the year than right now to admire the wonderful facial hair of athletes everywhere. That's because, of course, we're in 'Movember.'

What started as a way to raise awareness for men's health issues has blossomed into a worldwide whisker exhibition.

Lots of athletes have taken part, and while it is still early, one man has taken the lead for best mustache of the month. Those watching ESPN's MLS coverage this week surely could not help but notice that commentator Alexi Lalas is sporting a mustache for the ages.

Even for someone who's renowned for his bright-red mane and spectacular facial hair, this 'stache is pretty impressive. It's got thickness, color and (probably) a great feel. That's everything you want in a 'Movember' experiment.

Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl called the facial hair a "rogue cop" mustache, and tweeted, "I could paint my house with Alexi Lalas's mustache."

Some are questioning Lalas and wondering whether he cheated by using his equally laudable "Octobeard" as a head start. Either way, hats off to a man who's an inspiration to us all.

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Tom Brady has never been afraid to display his incredible fashion sense. Whether it's rocking UGG boots or an extremely expensive suit, the man knows what to wear. This appears to be just one of the many perks of marrying a supermodel.

For those who missed it, Brady donned one of his more, er, interesting outfits this week during an appearance before an Aerosmith concert in Boston. The future Hall of Famer was photographed wearing a pea coat, a sand-colored vest and those glasses that caused such a stir when he wore them to a Lakers-Celtics game in March.

Understandably, some people were a little critical of Brady's getup. During a press conference on Wednesday, a reporter decided to call Brady out on his fashion sense.

Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England started his remarks by telling Brady that he sometimes dresses "kind of weird."

"Thank you," replied Brady.

Curran then asked Brady who lays out his outfits. Brady smiled but didn't crack, saying he didn't have a response for Curran.

Here's the entire exchange:

This year's Patriots truly run the fashion gamut, wearing everything from pea coats to pajamas.

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What does Robert Griffin III have in common with grandmothers everywhere?

Both were giving away socks on Halloween.

Thanks to some Twitter sleuths, it came to light late Wednesday that the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback was handing out his signature clothing apparel to trick-or-treaters.

And the socks are actually extremely cool.

Twitter user Kyle Quinn posted a picture of himself with the socks (right), which appear to be similar to the ones Griffin wore on draft day.

In May, Griffin and Adidas unveiled a line of burgundy and gold socks with the phrase "Go Catch Your Dreams" written on them.

While Griffin has always been a sock enthusiast, he became nationally renowned for this during the 2011 Heisman Trophy presentation, when he wore these sleek Superman specials.

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