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Uni Watch News Ticker for Nov. 19, 2023

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In today’s modest Ticker we’ve got almost all the major sports (plus hockey) covered.




  • The CFL Season concludes today with the Grey Cup (basically the equivalent of the NFL’s Super Bowl, only with about a 50-year longer history) and features Winnipeg vs. Montreal. Unfortunately, the Grey Cup is unavailable on a network or cable channel in the U.S., but American viewers can stream it for free at starting at 6:00 PM Eastern.



  • A uni snafu forced the Kalamazoo Wings to wear the practice jerseys of the Toledo Walleye to begin the game. The Wings’ jerseys had not arrived in time for them to wear them at the start of the game, although the jerseys did arrive later. (From Brandon Weir)
  • The WHL’s Saskatoon Blades unveiled new retro jerseys on Friday.




  • Former Lakers veteran Metta World Peace wanted to change his jersey number to 60 from his favorite jersey number 37 “to pay homage to Kobe Bryant’s iconic 60-point game against the Utah Jazz in 2016.”
  • The Brooklyn Nets’ Mikal Bridges had his jersey retired at Villanova University.




Comments (8)

    The Grey Cup is an interesting trophy. It has commonalities with the Super Bowl but also with the Stanley Cup as well.

    Today is the 110th Grey Cup. Yep the Grey Cup is old. Quirky thing is it has “Amateur Rugby Football Championship of Canada” inscribed right on the cup portion. When these days and for a really long time it is not a trophy for that at all.


    I am sure this has been discussed on here, but why didn’t green bay try and get the shade of green closer to the original?

    The only other example of a school spelling out “University” in full on their basketball jerseys that I’m aware of is Kansas during the 1988-89 season: link. It’s not quite the same thing as the “University of” that Dubuque is using, but it’s the closest analog I’ve found.

    Also, it’s curious that Kansas would go by “Kansas University” on their uniforms. Sure, they go by “KU” as an initialized nickname for the school, but their official name is still the “University of Kansas,” not “Kansas University.”

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