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Category: College Hoops

Uni(tard) Watch: Hawkeye Edition

When I recently wrote about Oklahoma State basketball’s 1989 unitards, I mentioned that reader Dave R. had said he remembered seeing Iowa wear unitards, but that I had checked with …

VT Hokies Do The Corporate ‘Rebrand’ Thing, Get New(ish) Unis

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken After teasing it Friday evening (there were a couple of items in yesterday’s ticker), the Virginia Tech Hokies released a sports rebranding …

Uni(tard) Watch

A few Fridays ago I wrote a piece about NC State basketball’s infamous 1989 unitards, which were worn for two days before being scrapped. Toward the end of that piece, …

Today’s College Hoops Players: Heroes of Zero

Got a note the other day from reader James Peterson, as follows: Like many, I haven’t been watching much college basketball until March Madness. When did the uniform number 0 …

Basketball Players Show Less and Less Skin

Click to enlarge The guy shown above is Nick Emery, a freshman guard who plays for BYU. As you can see, he goes with a long-sleeve base-layer shirt under his …

March Sadness

Click to enlarge Brutal game last night in the Big Ten tourney, as Wisconsin and Nebraska looked like they were having an intrasquad scrimmage and wearing factory rejects that they …

In Like a Lion Wearing a Harness and a Cummerbund

Click to enlarge March Madness will soon be upon us, which means it’s time for schools manufacturers to start releasing crummy new uni designs for the postseason. Adidas got the …

It’s Another Tequila Sunrise

By Phil Hecken Yesterday afternoon, at their 2016 FanFest, the Houston Astros unveiled a new batting practice jersey and cap, which will be worn for Sunday home games (or at …

The Race to the Bottom Has a New Winner

If someone wants to dress like a fucking clown — I mean, really, really wants to dress like a total fucking clown — then by God they should go ahead …

An Unusual Team Name for Saint Louis

There are sooooo many Division I college hoops teams — 32 conferences, 351 schools — and I don’t even pretend to know much about all of them, or even most …

And I Bet You Can Get Capers on Your Hot Dog, Too

For most people, the initials “CIA” refer to, you know, the CIA — the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington. But for those of us of a more gastronomic bent, “CIA” …

Don’t Look Now, But It’s Time for College Hoops

The college basketball season tips off this Friday, which means it’s time for my annual college hoops season preview, which is a bit of a monster — so many conferences …

New Uniforms for the Vols

Click to enlarge Tennessee’s athletics department unveiled new uniforms yesterday. Although the new designs are department-wide (see above), the only ones most of you care about are for the football …

Adventures of a Uniform Manager

by Phil Hecken About a week ago I was approached by Uni Watch reader (and friend of Auburn uni-guru Clint Richardson) Thomas Northcutt, who had an idea for a story: …

Putting the ‘Argh!’ in Argyle (which doesn’t really apply here but I couldn’t resist saying it)

Click to enlarge UNC debuted new uniforms last night for all 28 of its teams, with two overriding themes: argyle and Carolina blue. Let’s start with the football team. The …