19nine’s Legacy Collection dives inside the archives to bring back some college basketball classics. Like the originals, we crafted each Legacy pair of retro shorts with the materials and details to honor the original designs. It was a labor of love in our pursuit to provide an era specific keepsake that celebrates the most iconic styles in college basketball history.
The 1979 Final Four was the most important in the history of college basketball. The national championship game of Michigan State-Indiana State, with Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, remains the most-watched college basketball game ever. Setting the stage for a rivalry that would carry basketball to new heights throughout the '80s.
1979 was also the last year an Ivy League team (Penn) made the Final Four, and it was the one appearance on college basketball’s grand stage for legendary coach Ray Meyer (DePaul).
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