Oregon student section gets own Nike shoe

Does your school's student section, in a sign of solidarity, wear matching T-shirts? Oregon's student section, The Pit Crew, has shirts, while also benefiting from its natural advantages by having its own Nike shoe.

The school announced Thursday that at the first Midnight Madness event at Matthew Knight Arena, the Limited Edition Pit Crew Air Jordan 3 will be introduced and 10 pairs will be given away as raffle prizes for fans in attendance.

Given that the grand opening of Matthew Knight Arena in January included the duck mascot being lowered from the rafters and a speech from Nike co-founder Phil Knight, it was expected that Matt Knight Madness would include some sort of wrinkle that was unique to Oregon.

The unveiling of a custom-made shoe at the Oct. 14 event takes care of that cool factor for The Pit Crew, which as of two weeks ago began tweeting photos of the shoe boxes piled high and soles of the shoes as a teaser for today's announcement. There's also another photo surfacing of an Air Jordan 3 shoe that includes the Oregon logo and webbed footprints.

By the way, there's also anticipation for Dana Altman's team to generate some buzz on the court. The reigning CBI champions have the talent to compete for a Pac-12 championship, and while it might take time to develop chemistry with new freshmen and transfers, they're expected to be a sleeper team and contend for an NCAA tournament bid.

It's been Oregon's flashy ways that have earned the program attention as well.