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Uni Watch News Ticker for December 31, 2022

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Happy New Year! In today’s ticker, we’ve got lots of Bowl game news, a shirt advertising deal for one of England’s biggest clubs, and more!



  • Pitt WR Konata Mumpfield normally wears No. 14 but changed to No. 9 for the Sun Bowl. “[No. 9] was free because QB Kedon Slovis wore #9 this season but entered the transfer portal before the bowl game,” writes L.J. Sparvero.
  • UCLA and South Carolina both had Mike Leach memorial decals, with UCLA going with a pirate flag.
  • Tennessee also honored Mike Leach with a helmet decal, as well as Virginia football. (From @Wilds_Lee)
  • Sticking with Tennessee, QB Joe Milton III was having captaincy patch issues. (From Timmy Donahue)


  • New mask for Kraken G Chris Driedger, with nods to Seattle’s music scene. (From Wade Heidt)


  • Arizona State have unveiled a new alternate uniform, nicknamed the “DigiFlame“. (From Kenn Tomasch)


  • The AHL’s Chicago Wolves have unveiled their Mental Health Awareness sweater. The Wolves will wear them for two games at the end of January. (From Jonathan Cain)


  • UNC and Pitt men went blue-vs-blue last night, making it difficult to tell the teams apart. (From multiple readers)


  • England: All Premier League clubs will wear black armbands this weekend in honor of Pelé.
  • England: A shirt advertising deal between Manchester United and Saudi Arabia’s tourism board has, evidently, fallen apart at the last moment. As a United fan, I’m elated.
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Comments (6)

    A problem with Chris Dreidger’s mask is wobbly guitar strings. I’ve learned a thing or two about drawing musical instruments and one of them is, if you don’t sweat the details, it will spoil your picture.

    It’s hard to imagine the KSA tourism board doing a kit deal with anyone but Newcastle. Although, the EPL is cracking down on endorsements done between affiliated parties.

    Speaking of Man Utd, they went mono white against Wolves today, despite the feasibility of them wearing their normal red-white-black.

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