English Soccer Team Joins Cross-Sport Numbering System

[Deputy Editor’s Note: With Paul now on his August blog-cation a couple days early, today we have a lede from our own Jamie Rathjen, who takes a look at cross-sport numbering systems. I’ll begin my August run starting tomorrow. — PH]

Last week, a fan of English soccer team Bradford City wrote a column . . . → Read More: English Soccer Team Joins Cross-Sport Numbering System

Who Gives A Schnitt?

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

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I’d . . . → Read More: Who Gives A Schnitt?

UK Team Sparks Discussion of Women’s Soccer Uniforms

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Ticker assistant Jamie Rathjen, who’s going to discuss some interesting issues regarding women’s soccer. Enjoy. — PL]

By Jamie Rathjen

Twitter-er @Starkman55 recently pointed us toward an article about a grassroots women’s soccer team in East London called Romance FC, which collaborated with Nike to . . . → Read More: UK Team Sparks Discussion of Women’s Soccer Uniforms

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

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After teasing it Friday evening (there were a couple of items in yesterday’s ticker), the Virginia Tech Hokies released a sports rebranding tweaking yesterday, across all sports. As it has begun doing with other schools, it was all part of a department-wide “branding initiative” by . . . → Read More: VT Hokies Do The Corporate ‘Rebrand’ Thing, Get New(ish) Unis