Haskell University’s Women’s Basketball Team – Photo by Reid Williams
Published November 24, 2015
LAWRENCE, KANSAS — Haskell Indian Nations University basketball teams will partner with Nike N7 at the men’s and women’s games on Tuesday, November 24th to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Haskell was the only tribal college selected among seven other NCAA colleges to wear Nike’s N7-inspired turquoise uniforms during selected games in November.
“We’ve got the privilege to represent for all of Native America. We are humbled to be chosen as one of the 8 schools to be a part of something so special.” Said Dallas Rudd.
The uniforms are part of the Nike N7 Power of Perseverance Collection that includes addition basketball and running apparel and footwear. The collection recognizes the movement of sport on Native lands and drives awareness of Native American culture.
Haskell University Men’s Basketball Team – Photo by Reid Williams
November is Native American Heritage month to celebrate the history, diverse cultures, traditions, and to honor the individuals that have made important contributions to Native people.
“This is big for us as a team, but also the whole university! This is something that the entire school will get to participate in with us,” said Rudd.
Haskell basketball teams will host Baker University wearing the N7 uniforms on November 24th. Games are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at Coffin Sports Complex.
Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Haskell Indian University’s newspaper, “The Indian Leader.” Used with permission. All rights reserved.