Uni Watch Field Trip: A Visit to the Carolina Basketball Museum

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When I announced a few weeks ago that I’d be visiting Durham, N.C., reader John Austin got in touch to recommend that I check out the Carolina Basketball Museum, which is on the UNC campus, while I was in town. I have no particular […]

The Legacy and Importance of the Sand Knit Number Font

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from the site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul may be popping up here occasionally.]

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None More Black: Oregon Had ‘Soul Brother’ Mascot in ’71

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I forgot to say this yesterday, so I’ll say it today: Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and well.

Now then: Have you ever seen the mascot illustrations shown above, depicting a Black, Afro-clad version of the Oregon Ducks’ familiar […]

Jacksonville Turns That Frown Upside-Down

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In the 1970 NCAA basketball tournament final — 50 years ago next month — unheralded Jacksonville University went up against the John Wooden-coached powerhouse UCLA. Although the Dolphins lost that game, their unlikely March Madness run resulted in a photographic record that has preserved […]