Nike’s School-By-School March Madness Ads Are Super-Cool

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Nike’s always good for some kickass advertising, and their slate of team-specific sloganeering posters for March Madness is no exception. Here are 15 of the best.

ID: 995705

The Oakland Zoo is the name of the Pittsburgh Panthers’ cheering section, and the only Panthers in Los Angeles in March — where Pitt’s bracket will take them if they keep winning — should be the team and its fans.

ID: 996135

Butler jumped from the Horizon League to the A-10 before last year and is headed to the new Big East following this one. Butler is a serial monogamist.

ID: 996139

“The Eagle Has Landed” is a rad WWII movie starring MICHAEL CAINE, and Marquette basketball is the Eagles.

ID: 996141

Buffaloes in the paint, yo.

ID: 996143

Syracuse won the national championship in 2003, making this year’s tourney the decade anniversary.

ID: 996146

There are casinos in Las Vegas.

ID: 996160

The rest of D.C. is pretty much paralyzed by bureaucratic red tape, but Georgetown continues to play impressive basketball and have students who own BMWs at 18.

ID: 996163

Tom Izzo could take 12 corrugated grain silos to the Final Four. Grain silos don’t even have hands.

ID: 996168

Since 1984, the Blue Devils have only missed the tournament once.

ID: 996176

Montana came out of the Big Sky conference to make the tourney. Also, Montana is nicknamed “Big Sky Country.” Also, rocket ships.

ID: 996222

Well, there’s the fact that St. Louis has the Arch, but this resonates more because SLU is one of the tournament’s most charismatic mid-majors.

ID: 996177


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Davidson currently owns the nation’s longest winning streak, at 17 games, largely thanks to hot shooting. (You’ll notice here that the athletes pictured are actually stock images.)

ID: 996188

Belmont Stakes, running horses, boom.

ID: 996200

New Rochelle, same as the Old Rochelle: a high ratio of vowels to consonants in Iona’s name.

ID: 996202

You can’t win them all, though. Oregon’s slogan is the worst of the lot, which is funny because Oregon is Nike’s pet school. The reign/rain pun is a reach.

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