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Even Oregon’s student section has its own Nike shoe

Oct 6, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

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Oregon’s student section now has its own Nike shoe. How it took this long, I have no idea.

The school announced Wednesday that the Limited Edition Pit Crew Air Jordan 3 will be introduced at Midnight Madness Oct. 14, the first one at Matthew Knight Arena. Ten pairs will be given away as raffle prizes for fans. Here’s another view for the curious.

Sure, everyone in the Pit Crew – Oregon’s student section – won’t be wearing them, but give it time. Nike gives the Ducks an apparel edge other schools can’t conceive. That’s just the way Phil Knight wants it.

And the team? Hey, Dana Altman’s guys may actually make a run at the Pac-12 title, too. They welcome a solid transfer in Olu Ashaolu, have a highly touted freshman in Jabari Brown  and a solid returning player in E.J. Singler. Center Tony Woods may even pan out as a big-time player.

And hey, if they don’t gel as a team, I’m sure they’ll look spiffy.

(thanks to Diamond Leung)

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