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.]

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=”//”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

A good Tuesday morning to you all! This being the final day […]

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 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

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 UCLA. Although the Dolphins lost that game, their unlikely March Madness run resulted in a photographic record that has preserved […]

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 — have script NOBs!

That’s a pretty rare thing. Off the top of my head, I can think of only one […]