Today in the Ticker: Lots of college football tributes to the Virginia shooting victims, and a lot more.
- The league is considering playing regular season games in Spain and France.
- South Carolina and Louisville will wear memorial helmet decals this weekend for the three Virginia players who were shot and killed this week. (From multiple readers)
- Other UVa gestures, from last night’s MAC games: Ohio coaches wore orange ribbons, Toledo players and coaches stood and locked arms, and Texas Tech put the Virginia’s V-sabre logo on its scoreboard’s video screen. (All from proud UVa alum Jamie Rathjen)
- Meanwhile, UVa has canceled its final home football game of the season.
- Orange helmets for Tennessee this week. It’s the Vols’ first orange lid since the early 1940s. (From multiple readers)
- Ball State wore black helmets with red numbers on one side last night. Their previous black helmets had their cardinal logo on both sides. (Form Blaise D’Sylva)
- Also from Blaise: SMU has switched up some decals to debut new helmets tomorrow.
- Following up on our previous reporting: Here’s a fuller look at the Blues’ Reverse Retro uniforms. (From Mike Wice)
- Panthers G Sergei Bobrovsky wore a lavender mask last night in support of the league’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. (From Noah Berger)
- Speaking of Hockey Fights Cancer: Penguins players are able to choose what color ribbon they can wear to support the program. (From our own Phil Hecken)
- The No. 8 on Weston McKennie’s shirt in this promo photo is off-center. (From Scott Gration)
- England: Following up on an item from yesterday, England’s men’s team got their squad numbers for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Each player was also presented with a box detailing every English player to wear that number at the men’s World Cup. Also: bonus photo-op with the Prince of Wales. (From John Flory)
- England: Bristol City’s women’s team is changing its home shorts from white to red to alleviate concerns from menstruating players. (From Jeremy Brahm and Ed Zelaski)
- England: Virgin Atlantic, which has a gender-neutral uniform policy and allows the crew to choose their own uniform, disallowed uniform choices for the crew that flew with the England men’s national team to Qatar for the men’s World Cup.
- Netherlands: The men’s national team will auction off their World Cup shirts. They’ll donate the proceeds to migrant workers who built Qatar’s World Cup stadiums. (Form our own Phil Hecken)
- Germany: Borussia Dortmund of the Bundesliga, which like most teams these days uses digital ticketing, will allow fans to print a souvenir ticket at their stadium. (From Joseph Pitirri)
- Germany: New kit manufacturer for Augsburg of the Bundesliga. (From Ed Zelaski)
- Soccer reporter Grant Wahl got access to some training slideshows shown to security at the men’s World Cup, telling them among other things telling not to bother people carrying pride flags. (From our own Jamie Rathjen)
- Polish commentator Dariusz Szpakowski has amassed an impressive press pass collection while working every men’s World Cup since 1978. (From Ed Zelaski)
- Joe Gibbs Racing will stop using No. 18 and will instead use No. 54. (From Christopher Hickey)
- A billboard advertising SDSU athletics’ official vodka has garnered criticism from residents in the wake of alleged criminal incidents at college parties.
- An Indigenous airman has received a religious waiver from the U.S. Air Force to grow his hair long. Previously, he was forced to cut his braids when he entered the Air Force. (From Timmy Donahue)
- Ukrainian women fighting in the war against Russia are having trouble finding uniforms that fit. A Ukrainian couple is crowdsourcing better-fitting gear to help.
- Some German soldiers were inadvertently given uniforms with “SS” labels on them. The initials “SS” are associated with the Nazis’ notorious Schutzstaffel.
- Audi has debuted a new 2-D logo, and some car people aren’t fans of it.
- New Gaelic games jersey for Dublin GAA. (From Phil)
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