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Category: College Hoops

Period Piece: Grammarians Triggered by U.S.F.’s Jerseys

Click to enlarge The San Francisco men’s hoops team doesn’t get much national exposure these days, so lots of fans freaked out yesterday when they tuned in for the team’s …

How Patrick Ewing Changed the NCAA’s Logo Regulations

Click to enlarge Good morning, and happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m looking forward to seeing lots of green today (including on the baseball diamond, where spring training games are slated …

Getting Set for March Madness, Uni Watch–Style

Click to enlarge March Madness begins this evening with the men’s First Four Games; the women’s First Four will tip off tomorrow. With that in mind, here’s a graphic (shown …

College Hoops Uniform Designs for a Film Production

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Good Sunday morning, Uni Watchers. Hope everyone had a pleasant Saturday. Got an e-mail a little over a month ago from reader Jonathan Martin, who …

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

For all photos, click to enlarge 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 …

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 …

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

Click to enlarge 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 …

Jacksonville Turns That Frown Upside-Down

For all photos, click to enlarge In the 1970 NCAA basketball tournament final — 50 years ago next month — unheralded Jacksonville University went up against the John Wooden-coached powerhouse …

Cursive Writing Makes Comeback — on the Hardcourt

Click to enlarge Reader Bryan Beban tipped me off yesterday to something interesting: The road uniforms for Eastern Washington — a school that plays in the Big Sky Conference — …

How Many Dashes Does It Take to Draw a Semicircle?

As you may have heard or noticed, the Mavericks have added two silhouettes of Dirk Nowitzki to their court design this season. You can see one of them right in …

The Dodgers Tried To Ditch Players Weekend Unis

By John Ekdahl As reported yesterday, the Dodgers tried to petition the league into allowing them to opt out of the Players Weekend uniform mess for one of their three …

Tales of the Mop Guy: An Interview with Rich Friedman

A few weeks ago I ran an entry about Pitt’s blackout hoops uniforms, which included some observations from Rich Friedman, who’s one of the guys who mops the court at …

Northwestern Hoops Uni Draws Heavily on Old NBA Design

For all photos in this section, click to enlarge Fascinating series of events yesterday that raise all sorts of interesting questions about the creative process, intellectual property, and so on. …

Smell the Glove: Pitt’s Absurd Blackout Uniforms

I got a note last night from reader Rich Friedman, as follows: Has anyone ever looked into why the chest script and the NOBs on the Pitt Panthers’ black basketball …

Sneaker Blowout Becomes Corporate Theater

Click to enlarge Surreal moment in the opening minute of last night’s UNC/Duke game, as Duke forward Zion Williamson — widely assumed to be the first pick in the 2019 …