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Uni Watch News Ticker for August 4, 2023

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In today’s Ticker, we’ve got some Winter Classic leaks, a leak from a major college football program, and more!



  • With the departure of Luis Urías to the Red Sox, Brewers IF Brice Turang has switched from No. 0 to Urías’s old No. 2. (From Mike Chamernik)


  • During last night’s Hall of Fame Game, officials were wearing “BL” patches on their caps in memory of longtime official Bill Leavy, who passed away in March. (From @footballzebras)
  • Also in last night’s game, one of the Browns rookie QBs had a super long NOB! Former Tickerer Mike Chamernik asks, “Is it a record?”


  • A retail version of Florida’s long-rumored but as yet unreleased BFBS alternates has been discovered. (Thanks, Phil)
  • Stanford has mercifully done away with the black number outline on their uniforms. (From Connor Russell)
  • Here’s one blogger’s ranking of the top five alternate helmets in Michigan State program history. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Also from Kary, Tulsa has given a sneak peak of its new sideline mascot and is asking for public input on its name.
  • Colorado is the latest school to go SMHOB — social media handle on back. Fortunately, they won’t be worn in-game. (Thanks, Phil)


  • The Winter Classic logos of the Kraken and Golden Knights have been leaked. I’m really digging what I’m seeing for the Kraken, but I’m not sure I like the direction Vegas is heading. (Thanks, Phil)
  • The Bruins have revealed a slate of new uni numbers for new acquisitions.


  • The Cardiff Devils of Britain’s Elite Ice Hockey League have unveiled a new primary logo. (From Ben Isaacs)


  • Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has confirmed that the team will retire LeBron James’s number when he retires. Of course, LeBron has worn both No. 23 and No. 6 during his time in LA, so which number’s going into the rafters? “That’s a discussion for another time,” according to Buss. (Thanks, Phil)


  • New court for UConn. (From Ryan Bugaj)


  • England: Sky Sports reported on Tom Brady becoming a part-owner of Championship side Birmingham City with a graphic of Brady in a Birmingham City-inspired American football uniform. Looks like they just took a picture of Brady from last year and color-swapped the Buccaneers maroon for Birmingham blue and threw on a club crest. (From Bill O’Hara)
  • Romania have unveiled their Rugby World Cup kits. (From Eric Bangeman and Ed Zelaski)
  • South African United Rugby Championship team The Sharks have sold the naming rights to the team itself. (From Mark D.)
  • Nigeria’s kits for the UCI World Championships are pretty incredible, reminiscent of their national soccer kits from a few years ago. (From Philip Brown and our own Jamie Rathjen)
Grab Bag
  • Union College has changed its mascot from the Dutchmen and Dutchwomen to the Garnet Chargers. (From Mic Foley)
Comments (13)

    Was a nice looking HOF game last night. Thank God the Jets didn’t wear the stupid black pants, although I would have preferred the green britches with the white jersey, and the Browns in orange pants vs white.

    As a Gator fan, those black jerseys suck balls! Come on Florida. Can’t believe they have held out as long as they have to finally cave in. Especially after Napier was adamant about keeping the uniform looking “classy” last year (no crazy helmets/uni-combos).

    Jeanie Buss sounding like she’s planning another double number retirement ceremony like they did with Kobe’s 8 & 24, at this rate they’ll have no numbers left to play with

    I don’t think it’s supposed to be gold. I think it’s just a mismatched shade of orange. Which might just make it worse.

    So happy that the long-suffering fans in Las Vegas and Seattle get a Winter Classic game before the Columbus Blue Jackets… just kidding, the NHL took Columbus’s money and have just laughed and laughed and laughed as they screw them over. Y think they got to host the draft one year, though, so there’s that.

    DTR’s been around for quite a while at UCLA.

    Here he is wearing #1 for UCLA

    Here he is wearing #7 for UCLA

    Perhaps why he chose #17 with the Brownies? (Thornhill wears #1 and Mond wears #7). Maybe the next Brian Sipe???

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