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Connecticut Sun, WNBA unveil newly designed Nike uniform collection

According to officials with the Sun, each uniform incorporates important components of the Mohegan Tribal culture.
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Connecticut Sun x Nike WNBA Uniform Collection

MONTVILLE, Conn. — After a season like no other, the Connecticut Sun will return to the hardwood this summer in a brand new look!

Nike and the WNBA unveiled on Thursday their new uniform collection for all 12 teams.

Connecticut will sport three different colorways:

According to officials with the Sun, each uniform incorporates important components of the Mohegan Tribal culture.

Recording Secretary of the Mohegan Tribal Council, Kathy Regan-Pyne said in a release that the organization was very pleased with the entire uniform design process.

"Nike demonstrated their commitment to getting it right, they consulted and worked with us as a team. Members of the Tribal Council and Council of Elders, our Chief and our Medicine Woman were all involved in some fashion. It was a collaborative effort we all absolutely love the end result," Regan-Pyne continued.

The team shared details of the meaning behind the designs. See below:

The WNBA/Connecticut Sun Nike Heroine Edition (White)

  • Represents power while encompassing courageousness, sophistication and timelessness.
  • Edition was inspired by the symbols of the Mohegan Tribe and the elements from the tribe’s logo as well as Grandfather Turtle. 

The WNBA/Connecticut Sun Nike Explorer Edition (Orange)

  • Signifies potential.
  • Inspiration stems from the life cycle of the Sun & Moon which to the Mohegan Tribe are symbolic of life. 
  • 13 dots in the Mohegan symbol on the trim signify the 13 moons of the lunar year which represent the passage of time.

The WNBA/Connecticut Sun Rebel Edition (Blue)

  • Inspired by Gladys Tantaquidgeon's blue regalia. She was Mohegan’s Medicine Woman, who lived to 106, fought for social justice and was an inspiration to women across Connecticut as well as throughout Indian Country.
  • Front of the jersey says Keesusk – Sun in the Mohegan language.

Overall, the Connecticut Sun's front office says the new uniforms tell H.E.R. story and they are proud to display the Mohegan Tribe's symbols in a positive way.

The new Explorer and Rebel Edition jerseys will be available for purchase on April 14.

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