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None More Black: Oregon Had ‘Soul Brother’ Mascot in ’71

Click to enlarge I forgot to say this yesterday, so I’ll say it today: Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and well. Now …

Jacksonville Turns That Frown Upside-Down

For all photos, click to enlarge In the 1970 NCAA basketball tournament final — 50 years ago next month — unheralded Jacksonville University went up against the John Wooden-coached powerhouse …

Cursive Writing Makes Comeback — on the Hardcourt

Click to enlarge Reader Bryan Beban tipped me off yesterday to something interesting: The road uniforms for Eastern Washington — a school that plays in the Big Sky Conference — …

How Many Dashes Does It Take to Draw a Semicircle?

As you may have heard or noticed, the Mavericks have added two silhouettes of Dirk Nowitzki to their court design this season. You can see one of them right in …

The Dodgers Tried To Ditch Players Weekend Unis

By John Ekdahl As reported yesterday, the Dodgers tried to petition the league into allowing them to opt out of the Players Weekend uniform mess for one of their three …

Tales of the Mop Guy: An Interview with Rich Friedman

A few weeks ago I ran an entry about Pitt’s blackout hoops uniforms, which included some observations from Rich Friedman, who’s one of the guys who mops the court at …

Northwestern Hoops Uni Draws Heavily on Old NBA Design

For all photos in this section, click to enlarge Fascinating series of events yesterday that raise all sorts of interesting questions about the creative process, intellectual property, and so on. …

Smell the Glove: Pitt’s Absurd Blackout Uniforms

I got a note last night from reader Rich Friedman, as follows: Has anyone ever looked into why the chest script and the NOBs on the Pitt Panthers’ black basketball …

Sneaker Blowout Becomes Corporate Theater

Click to enlarge Surreal moment in the opening minute of last night’s UNC/Duke game, as Duke forward Zion Williamson — widely assumed to be the first pick in the 2019 …

Good Uni-Watching Opportunities at Pats’ Parade

Screen shot by @TheOldTry; click to enlarge Pretty cool cross-sport moment during the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory parade yesterday, as backup quarterback Danny Etling wore a Larry Bird throwback jersey …