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Uni Watch News Ticker for Sept. 14, 2023

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Today in the Ticker: Lots of NFL throwbacks coming up this week, a Native American-themed rivalry trophy is taken out of circulation, and more.




  • The Hillsboro Hops, the Diamondbacks’ High-A affiliate, have debuted a new costumed mascot for their Copa de la Diversión identity. (From Kary Klismet)


  • Throwbacks for the Browns, Falcons, and Patriots this week. (This and the next three items are from our own Phil Hecken)
  • Black/teal/teal/white for the Jaguars and alternates for the Bears this week.
  • The Jets are playing the Cowboys this week, so they’ll be forced to wear their green jerseys on the road. They wore their green jerseys just once last season, in Week 15.
  • Here’s a ranking of the league’s current throwbacks.


  • Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman said the school might be exploring new uniforms in the future. (This, and the following four items, are from our own Phil Hecken)
  • Mono-white for Miami (Ohio) this week.
  • Florida State players were seen wearing white helmets at practice this week, which could mean they’ll be wearing them on Saturday.
  • Green/green/yellow for Oregon this Saturday.
  • New Mexico and New Mexico State will wear Down Syndrome-themed rear helmet decals when they face each other on Saturday.
  • Mono-white for Florida Atlantic this week. (From @captainm3rica)
  • Colorado has placed a large black and gold throne behind the home bench at Folsom Field that some are speculating is for celebrating big plays. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Chief Caddo, the Native American-themed rivalry trophy for games between Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State, has been retired after the schools agreed that the trophy was “inauthentic and offensive.” (From Chris Mycoskie)


  • New mask design for Maple Leafs G Ilya Samsonov. (From Wade Heidt)
  • A Philadelphia man has decorated his Jeep as an elaborate homage to Gritty, the Flyers’ costumed mascot. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Speaking of the Flyers, they have a new center-ice design. (From Mike Chamernik)


  • Here’s a detailed look at the rings the University of Wisconsin’s women’s team received for winning the 2023 NCAA Division I championship. (From Kary Klismet)


  • New unis for Appalachian State men’s. (From Thad McKinnon)




  • ESPN showed a women’s match between South Dakota and Drake University yesterday but used Omaha’s logo instead of South Dakota’s in one of its graphics. (From Michael Manker)
  • Here’s what Team Europe will wear for the upcoming Ryder Cup. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • Cross-listed from the baseball section: There’s no Houston Open this year, but representatives of the tournament wore shirts reminiscent of the Astros’ “rainbow sleeve” jerseys last night in a pregame ceremony. (From Ignacio Salazar)
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  • New logo and unis for the Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League. (From our own Phil Hecken)
  • Here’s the story behind Western Kentucky University’s “Hilltopper” team name and their costumed mascot, “Big Red.” (This and the following two items are from Kary Klismet)
  • Spotswood High School in New Jersey has a new costumed mascot.
  • Alexandria High School in Alabama has turned the remnants of a 200-year-old tree on campus into a wood-carved sculpture of its bear mascot.
Comments (23)

    GB/ATL is going to be terrific, as will CLE/PIT (or is it PGH?)…I’m hoping MIA doesn’t wear aqua pants/leotards for the return of Pat patriot. Fingers crossed.
    There’s probably little chance the Chiefs go white-over-white in Jacksonville? They have been saving that look for divisional games IIRC.

    How great would it be if the Patriots convince the NFL to let them wear the throwbacks when they visit Miami? Doubt it could happen. But………

    By rule, the Pats could wear their Pat Patriots a maximum of three times/season (or any combination of throwback/alt/CR); I believe they will wear the PP’s twice (both at home). Most clubs chose to wear their alt/throwback/CR at home (for merch as well as sentimental reasons), but some do wear their non-primaries on the road (like da Bears at TB this weekend).

    So I think they *could* technically wear them in Miami, so long as that wouldn’t exceed the 3x/season alt rule.

    But honestly, and as great as it would be to see, why would the Pats *waste* one of their wearings on the road?

    “But honestly, and as great as it would be to see, why would the Pats *waste* one of their wearings on the road?” – like the Browns are doing this week.
    Of course I’d Luv to see the Titans wear THEIR throwbacks Week 17 @ Houston!

    It’s so infuriating that the Pats and Phins are wearing their throwbacks against each other – just not a the same time.

    There’s probably little chance the Chiefs go white-over-white in Jacksonville?

    Sure hope not.
    Even if I liked them in white pants… black/teal/teal vs red/white/white? No thanks. It would look like Coastal Carolina hosting Louisiana-Lafayette.

    “Colorado has placed a large black and gold throne behind the home bench at Folsom Field that some are speculating is for celebrating big plays”

    – The giant throne is actually there for when Colorado’s buffalo mascot, Ralphie, needs to do his “business” down on the field.

    The Flyers are spot on with the center ice logos. I could be wrong but I feel like before the 90s most rinks had a small single or double logo at center ice and it feels nostalgic. The playing surface can appear so cluttered with advertisements that Philly’s adjustment helps balance a bit.

    It is the ice of the Spectrum from my childhood, or as close as you are going to get when every square inch is a forum for ad revenue. Now, they just have to go all the way. Get rid of the contrast-color nameplate (it’s played out at this point), bring the black trim striping back (it looks wrong without it), fix the sleeve numbers (looks like a knockoff jersey I would have bought at the Pennsauken Mart as a youth tight on funds) and get rid of that godawful eyeball-searing blue ad patch, and we will be set for once the talent develops into a team worth watching.

    They’re the NHL’s version of the Oakland/LA/Oakland/LV Raiders.
    I don’t have a problem with living in the past, unless it’s a dirty past.

    I at first thought “teal for JAX and alternate for CHI” meant that they were playing each other, and my brain oozed a little out of my ear at the though of teal vs orange on an NFL field.

    I’m not sure I would call Penn State’s men’s soccer team’s new uniforms “throwbacks.” They’re barely even “fauxbacks.” They’re just new, modern-styled uniforms rendered in Penn State’s original school colors of pink and black.

    Debatable throwback rankings. They like the Saints black helmet with the throwback? No thank you. The one thing I think we can all agree on is that the Lions throwback should always be worn on Thanksgiving. The fact that it isn’t in addition to them wearing mono gray is one of the worst uniform decisions in the NFL.

    Technically, the Flyers have an old center ice design (one that never should have been changed in the first place).

    And hopefully the Jets don’t pack the green pants for the trip to Dallas.

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