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Uni Watch News Ticker for Sept. 23, 2023

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In today’s Ticker, we’ve got lots of college football items, a unique NHL NOB, and more!



  • Here’s one blogger’s list of eight teams that need to go back to their old uniforms. (From Kary Klismet)
  • The Jets are going white-over-white in Foxborough tomorrow.


  • Here are this weekend’s uni combos for Utah, WVU, Troy, and Arizona State.
  • The University of Northern Colorado has nixed their gold helmets in favor of their navy alternate helmets for the rest of the season as a cost-saving measure. (From Mike Mills and Kary Klismet)
  • New helmets for Louisville. (From @ACC_Tracker)
  • New Michigan Agricultural College fauxback helmets for Michigan State. (From Kary Klismet and our own Phil Hecken)
  • ESPN has rated its choices for the top uniform combinations for Week 4 of the college football season. (From Kary Klismet)
  • New GFGS jerseys for West Texas A&M. (From Kary Klismet)


  • The Blue Jackets are giving us the rare ØOB, with Norwegian DF Ole Julian Bjørgvik-Holm getting his name properly spelled on his jersey. In the past, NHLers who had an “Ø” in their last name, such as Mikkel Bødker, had the “Ø” anglicized into “OE”. (From Dan McCue)



  • New uniforms for Notre Dame men. (From Kary Klismet)
  • Furman men will have GFGS alternates this season. (From Jim Roddy)
  • Bowie State University has a new basketball court due to a donation from Baltimore native Kevin Durant. (From Kary Klismet)


  • Charles III was in Paris recently, where he met with (among others) Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who gifted the King with a PSG jersey with “Charles” as the NOB and the No. 3, natch. (From Steve Kriske)
Grab Bag
  • Here’s a fun history of “‘Hoo,” the University of Virginia’s short-lived costumed mascot from the early ’80s. (From Kary Klismet)
  • The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is back, after briefly being rechristened the “Frankmobile.” (From Christopher Hickey)
Comments (7)

    The ESPN writer is more interested in what’s new instead of what’s best in his column.
    Everything is an alt, and from past articles, there isn’t a trend he doesn’t like no matter how outrageous it is.
    He lost me big time by including UTEP’s white numbers on a camo jersey this week. You can like that as a fashion choice, say if you’re wearing it on the street (I still don’t…YMMV). It is a massive fail as an on-field uniform though, because you’re not allowed to “sneak up” on your opponent, as the writer suggested. Contrast matters. Legibility matters.
    The NCAA is like the Wild West in so many ways, including when it comes to uniforms. We need a new sheriff in town. And ESPN needs a uniform writer who understands the purpose of a uniform… like Paul or Phil.

    The Spartans wearing those MAC helmets make me think they’re being relegated to…the MAC. I mean, why the hell not?

    I would posit that the Arizona Cardinals also need to go back to their old uniforms . . . . say to the mid- to late-70s. The St. Louis white unis of that era, with the sleeve striping and shoulder TV numbers, were particularly classy. The home reds were also a simple, classic look.

    Great news item about Bjørgvik-Holm! I wonder if another unique Danish-Norwegian letter “Æ” has ever appeared on a jersey, or if “AE” will always be considered close enough to need no substitutions.

    (The letter “Å” traditionally got rendered as “AA” in other languages, but more recently that’s been discouraged. I wonder if it gets rendered more often these days as “Å,” “AA,” or merely as “A.”)

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