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Uni Watch News Ticker for Feb. 15, 2023

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Today in the Ticker: An unusual naming rights development, some NBA All-Star news, and more.




  • Here’s the World Baseball Classic uni for the Dominican Republic. “This year will be the first time the majority of WBC uniforms are not made by Majestic/MLB’s main supplier,” notes Tyler Maun. “Looks like teams are all sourcing their own.”




  • Here’s an interview with the designer of the Canadiens’ Black History Month warm-up sweaters.
  • In a related item, the Kings’ BHM warm-ups, which the team wore on Monday, were designed in part by player Akil Thomas. (From our own Jerry Wolper)
  • Look familiar, longtime readers? Here’s the history of Peter Puck. (From Mike Chamernik)
  • The NHL has released a rendering of what Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., home of NC State football, is expected to look for this weekend’s Stadium Series game between the Capitals and Hurricanes. (From Kary Klismet)


  • Ohio State is proposing a new arena for its men’s and women’s hockey teams. (From Kary Klismet)


  • The Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL will become the Barkaneers for one game on Saturday to benefit the Iowa Animal Rescue League.
  • Retro-flavored alternates on tap this Saturday for the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders. (From Wade Heidt)



  • Washington men’s and women’s have released their Black History Month uniforms.
  • Color vs. color last night for Georgetown and Seton Hall men’s. Seton Hall, which has blue as a primary team color, wore grey, while Georgetown, which usually wears grey, wore blue. (From @sportsball_420)
  • GFGS for Duke men’s last night. (From Andrew Cosentino)
  • Fans attending tonight’s Calvin/Hope men’s game have been asked to wear green to support the victims of the mass shooting at Michigan State earlier this week. (From David Petroff)


  • Mexico: Holographic numbers and NOBs for FC Juarez last night.
  • Germany: In a move you might never see in North America, nearly 2,800 fans crowdsourced approximately €650,000 to buy the naming rights for 2. Bundesliga club Eintracht Braunschweig’s stadium. This ensures the stadium won’t be get a corporate-advertised name, at least for now. This follows a similar move in 2008 to keep the current stadium name. (From Lucas Stoller)
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  • Virginia’s men’s lacrosse team added a helmet decal for the three Virginia football players who were murdered in a November 2022 mass shooting. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
  • USA Field Hockey is revealing new uniforms for the national teams. (Also from Jamie)
  • Singer Jason Derulo is part of a group that acquired a Pro Volleyball Federation team in Nebraska. Derulo is asking fans to name the team. (From James Gilbert)
  • Then-President Richard Nixon ordered royal-looking uniforms for White House guards until Nixon faced backlash for them. (From multiple readers)
  • Here’s one writer’s thoughts on which military branches around the world have the “coolest” uniforms.
Comments (18)

    MLM scams have been around since what, the 30s? Crypto will live on, it’ll get a very, very few people rich while ending up a money hole for most, much like MLM.

    Not until they take the current name off of 1111 South Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles will I believe it’s starting to fade away.

    Butker has been doing it for a majority of the season, I think after he returned from his ankle injury in week 1 (at same stadium), maybe they have longer studs.

    Hope the new MLB Authentic Collection comes out soon. Been looking at some of the Twitter feeds of teams as they arrive to Spring Training and i love those long sleeve nike shirts with just the small logo center chest. The dugout hoodies for this season look good too.

    I picked up a lightweight hoodie in my local DSG yesterday. They have lightweight and heavyweight hoodies for 2023. Might want to check it out.

    My man! Yeah they have the hoodie I wanted on the website, so grabbing that for sure. Few other items I’m seeing online I guess I’ll have to wait on but great early catch.

    In truth, I think the uniforms for the USA field hockey teams are going to be remarkably the same except for the addition of a kit sponsor for the first time since 2016.

    They also haven’t posted them when they said they would (10 am Eastern), which is pretty on brand for USAFH.

    Interesting: the field hockey team is trying to market/label itself with a nickname. The United Eagles for the women, and the Wolves for the men.

    This is usually done worldwide with rugby (every team are the U.S. Eagles, it seems), and to a great extent with Australian sports — Socceroos, Opals, Kookaburras, and the Steelers for wheelchair rugby.

    In field hockey, there are also nicknames — Japan are the Cherry Blossoms, England the Lions, Australia the Hockeyroos, Germany are Die Danas, and Argentina are Las Leonas.

    The excellent “This Day in Esoteric Political History” podcast covered the Nixon White House uniforms last year. Definitely worth a listen, imo


    From the episode description:
    “Jody, Niki, and Kellie are joined by Avery Trufelman to talk about Nixon’s ill-fated design for new uniforms, what message he was trying to send — and the very weird afterlife of these uniforms once they were packed up into boxes. It involves Alice Cooper.”

    I came here to share exactly that link. Highly recommended podcast episode! The always great Avery Trufelman was particularly perspicacious on that episode.

    I was a little disappointed that the coolest military uniforms article focused on special-unit and special-event, mostly ceremonial uniforms. Not on everyday uniforms. But given those parameters, I don’t have much beef with the writer’s list other than that I would definitely include the US Army’s Old Guard parade uniforms: link

    Georgetown usually wears navy blue on the road (link) and instead wore “tidal blue”/teal last night.

    They wear gray uniforms at home. It’s not GFGS, but actually a school color.

    The bit about Butker’s cleats misses the key point – the Nike cleat is a soccer shoe, unlike the Adidas football cleat. This in itself is not exactly a big deal, as it has been done by kickers for years.

    What’s more interesting, at least to a soccer player/fan like me, is that Butker appears to be wearing TruSox. TruSox are commonly used by professional players to offer more support and grip within their boots. They used to cut the feet off the team issued socks, but more and more we’re seeing clubs provide “sleeve” socks.

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