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The Frozen Four Sixteen

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By Phil Hecken, with Uni Watch Hockey Wing President, Teebz

We begin with a some words from Teebz:

As some of you have seen on this blog, I have railed on certain NHL teams for their unbelievable and seemingly ridiculous jersey designs. I’ll admit that I like the way hockey looked before Reebok got their grubby mudhooks all over the game, but corporate dollars are what they are, so who am I to criticize business decisions? In speaking with Phil, bench boss for Uni Watch Blog, we wanted to take a look at the NCAA’s jersey choices, but there are literally hundreds of teams when you include both the men and women. So, instead, we decided to focus on the 16 best men’s teams in the NCAA. Those would be the 16 teams participating in the 2009 Frozen Four in Washington, DC. Before we get started, here’s Phil with a couple of paragraphs on how this collaboration started. — Teebz

Earlier this week, a reader commented on whether or not there would be a review of the “Frozen Four” Hockey Uniforms. UW President Teebz immediately expressed interest and so, as is my wont, I approached him to assist me with what follows. Basically, the “Frozen Four” is the hockey equivalent of the NCAA basketball tournament, with a few differences. Rather than a field of 65, the Frozen Four includes the top sixteen college teams, broken up into four regions (East, Northeast, Midwest and West), who face off (pardon the pun) against each other until a champion for each region is decided. We then have the “Frozen Four,” which is taking place this year in Washington, D.C. Additional information on the Frozen Four can be found at the always trusted Wikipedia site.

Since I don’t know much about hockey, but I do know unis, I have entrusted the aid of Mr. Teebz in preparing this article. It will focus almost exclusively on the uniforms of the sixteen teams in the Tournament, as they were ranked coming in (#1 through #16 — although they are seeded as #1 through #4 in each region). Teebz will take the reserved, measured, studied look at each team’s uniform, from a hockey historian and player perspective, while I will pretty much just tell you what I think about them. I have often said that of the four major sports, hockey uniforms are without question the best from a variety and color perspective. Lets see how the college puck unis stack up. Without further ado, then, we begin our uni-examination. — Phil

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Boston University Terriers: Home, Road, Alternate White, Alternate Red.

Teebz: Boston University is the Detroit Red Wings of the NCAA. They have timeless uniforms that stand out with their solid colour and striping scheme. The only major drawback that I can see are the number of swooshes displayed by the players. There are four on the knees and thighs alone. And do you really need four jerseys? C’mon, BU, that’s ridiculous.

Phil: Well, if BU is the Red Wings of the NC2A, then why do they have two alts? FAIL. However, I’ll concede the regular home and away are gorgeous. I love the armband with the different color opposing color numbers, and that font is a keeper. The Nikeified alts aren’t garish, but they aren’t necessary — the shoulder stripes add NOTHING. I do, however, like the lace-up collar. (In Nike’s defense, Rbk did begin the shoulder wings.)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: The home and road jerseys are solid. I like the colour scheme used, and the font makes the jerseys feel a little more traditional. The alternate, however, is not something I would want to wear often. While it could be used either on the home or road, I’m not fond of that particular shade of… whatever that colour is.

Phil: As far as the ‘regular’ home and away: The font kicks ass! Nice socks, good color scheme of blue, gold and white. Nothing superfluous. These look like hockey sweaters. Gold helmets are a nice matte finish. Quite frankly, I’m surprised the three stripes could pull off something as nice as this. I could do without the drop shadow on the numbers, but I guess that’s kind of a puck tradition. Now…those gold alts — I don’t hate them, but I’d have preferred they stuck with the same elements found on the home and away unis.

University of Denver Pioneers: Home, Road, no alternate.

Teebz: When scouring the Interwebs for photos of the Pioneers in action, nearly every photo had them in their white home uniforms. And that’s ok because they look pretty sharp. But they really need to wear their crimson jerseys more often. They’re pretty sharp with the gold accents.

Phil: That’s burgundy crimson? Looks like maroon to me. Either way, I’ll agree with Teebz here. That’s another solid uni — it looks like a hockey uniform (ignoring the many swooshes on pant and knee). But Nike didn’t crap it up with a “Bettman Bib” and pit stripes and such, so commonly found on NHL unis. Beautiful socks with stripe design echoed on the sleeve. Good stuff here.

University of Michigan Wolverines: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: The white is traditional, and looks very classy. The blue is very much a Michigan colour, and looks great against the ice. The yellow maize jersey is hard on the eyes. A skating beacon doesn’t work so well. Leave the alternates, and stick with the white and blue, Michigan. The helmet design? I suppose I can give that a pass as it is distinctly Michigan.

Phil: Three different font styles (two with actual words, one with a big “M”) for three different jerseys. Really? But I gotta say, I do like the home white. Nice vertically arched wordmark, lace-up collar, and three blue stripes sandwiched in between two maize … wait. Aren’t these made by adidas? Could have fooled me, perhaps that’s some subliminal advertising? Nah. Well, it’s still a solid look. I’ll give adidas and Michigan a pass and say the three stripes were purely coincidental. The blue sweater with the big “M” … meh. It does look old school — old school like a football uni should look. I actually prefer the diagonal lettering on the maize alt and that’s totally Michigan’s color, so that would really work for me as a home and not an alt. I say, pick one style and stick with it, but that’s just me. I like consistency throughout the uni and well, this ain’t that. As far as their ‘iconic’ helmet design? It looks best on their football squad. Let’s keep it that way, and lose it on every sport that isn’t football, k?

Yale University Bulldogs: Home, Road, no alternate.

Teebz: Yale appears to be the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NCAA. The traditional blue-on-white home jerseys and white-on-blue road jerseys are classy and timeless. The best part of Yale’s ensemble might be that there are no sponsor logos all over the uniforms.

Phil: These guys, according to a conversation I just had with Teebz, appear to be a “non sponsored” school, meaning they’re not outfitted by any particular manufacturer. That would explain the swoosh on the breezers, the Bauer stick, and the three stripe sock pattern — I may be naive, but I doubt a Nike school would permit socks like that with their unis. As far as the unis themselves, I like them. Y’all might find them “boring” but they’re staid and understated, and far from boring. Typical Ivy smugness (or maybe traditionalism) is evoked by this uni set. It’s like, “We’re fucking Yale, deal with it.” Still, it’s a solid, if unspectacular uni. No major complaints here.

University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: Overall, these are pretty decent jerseys. The home jerseys are a clean white with minimal flair. The road jerseys are similar in their crimson design. The alternates, however, are beacons again. The one thing that saves the alternate jerseys, though, is the striping across the chest. I like the colour scheme.

Phil: OK, these rank pretty low on the list, lowest so far. Maybe it’s me, but I’m not really a fan of cartoon characters as the crest. The colors aren’t bad, and the yellow (gold) is certainly more muted than Michigan’s maize. Home uniform is at least not crapped up with a lot of superfluous shit, while the road is essentially a mirror image of the home, which I like. Doesn’t mean I like the uniform, just the uniformity of the uniform. I get what they’re trying to do with the alt, but it’s not really working. What I think they’re trying to do is evoke a very old-timey feel (never saw what their old unis looked like, so maybe this is some kind of throwback). Just don’t like the burgundy and white stripes on a gold uni. Sorry. Not working for me.

Northeastern University Huskies: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: The Huskies are the Chicago Blackhawks of the NCAA. While I’m not saying they are using the Blackhawks’ jerseys, they look awfully close. In any case, the Huskies look good in their uniforms. My only advice would be to lose the black alternate. It’s unnecessary when the red and white jerseys look so good.

Phil: I’m inclined to agree with pretty much everything Teebz said above. Without prompting, my first thought was “Blackhawks” ripoffs. Except that the Blackhawks use a red alternate, and not a black one. Now, these colors are nice and the unis themselves are pretty solid. Not a huge fan of the cat’s paw on the shoulder blades, but it’s not bad either. What? That’s a dog’s paw? Gotcha. Anyway, I am a big fan of the socks and jersey striping echoing one another, and the lace-up collar is a bonus. The road red is much nicer than the black alt, and since alt’s are pretty much unnecessary in my mind (although in hockey, they are much more preferable to baseball, where an alternate is completely unnecessary). Plus, they’ve put the dog on the alt and not the “N” and that’s kind of not my cup of tea. Otherwise, though, a nice, solid uni set.

University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: First off, they will always be the Fighting Sioux. Political correctness isn’t necessary when speaking about UND’s storied hockey program. Green and white simply cannot be overlooked as a gorgeous combination for hockey. It shocks me to think that the one NHL team who used green, the Minnesota Wild, opted to stick with red. The black alternate looks decent as well. Green really does make a difference, though.

Phil: OH BABY. My absolute favorite, at least for the road uni. I’m prolly one of the few folks on UW who prefers the Celtics alternate to their regular uni (I know, shoot me), but that’s also why I love the Fighting Sioux road uni. For some reason, this is the only shade of green which looks great when accented with black (in fact, it’s prolly the only COLOR that looks good when accented with black). That Sioux sweater and sock combo, with the black pants, helmet and gloves, I donno — it just looks great! I could do without all the damn swooshes, and the font is not the best, plus the drop shadow is unnecessary…but damn, that can’t stop the power of the green and black. As far as the home and alt — take ’em or leave ’em (especially leave the alt). But that road green is just freakin’ sweet.

University of New Hampshire Wildcats: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: I’m not sure why this is, but the Wildcats seem to play almost every game in their white jerseys. I scanned through their website, and all the pictures of the Wildcats team were in white jerseys. The white and blue jerseys look similar to Yale’s uniform set, but that grey/silver alternate is slick. I’m not overly impressed that the socks don’t match the colour of the jersey, though. Huge oversight on UNH’s part.

Phil: These kind of suck. But that’s not to say they don’t have some redeeming qualities. The font sucks. The stripes are great. At least, if you removed the wordmark (initialmark?) they’d be pretty solid unis. The alts are a travesty, however. Cartoon crest, non matching socks, side panels. Phooey. If there was ever a team that didn’t need an alt, at least if that’s what they’re gonna come up with, this is it.

Cornell University Big Red: Home, Road, no alternate.

Teebz: Cornell shows that traditional two-colour uniform schemes work well. The red-and-white scheme worked well for Boston University, and Cornell is no different. Classy, simple, and a very good look. If I could change one thing, I’d add a shoulder yoke. That’s it. Otherwise, Cornell’s look is nearly perfect.

Phil: OK, I like these, but they’re not my faves, although they’re pretty close. I’m prolly partial to Cornell because my pop’s an alumnus, and I always had an affinity for, and knowledge of, Big Red unis growing up. You can’t get much more basic than these, and that’s not a bad thing. Home and roads echo each other, which you know I like. And, well, they’re Big Red, so of course there is only going to be red and white in the uni. You may call it bland and boring, I call it classic and traditional. No extraneous striping, piping and bibs, just a workman-like uni. It works.

Princeton University Tigers: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: Princeton looks like an ivy-league school in these uniforms. I love the shield logo on the front, and it really sets the rest of the jersey off. The striping is done well, and the orange-and-black colour scheme, like a tiger, fits to a tee. Unfortunately, the orange alternate jersey does make the Tigers look like moving pylons, similar to what the New York Islanders faced a few years back. There needs to be a white shoulder yoke to break up all that orange.

Phil: (*removing sunglasses*) If this were any team but Princeton, I’d prolly hate it, but since they make black and orange somehow look great, I’ll give it a solid grade. The home is pretty good, and while I’m not generally a fan of the shield (or any symbol) on a college hockey jersey, the Princeton shield works. The black and orange fat stripe circling the jersey and repeated on the sleeve (with the number inside the stripe too!) looks pretty neat. Road uni = home uni mirror? Check. Now … onto that alternate … It’s not the worst uniform I’ve ever seen, but it’s not … it’s not good. It’s just too much orange. Like … WAAAAAAY too much orange. I’m not advocating for the shoulder yoke like Teebz, but maybe, I donno, not having an alternate would work. I don’t hate orange as a color, in fact it’s one of my favorites, but not this much. This is overkill.

University of Vermont Catamounts: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: Green and yellow is such an iconic look. The NFL’s NFL’s Green Bay Packers wear it, and they are known for that colour combination. Vermont looks very classy, and I am a huge fan of their road uniform. What I don’t understand is why they would go black on the road when they had an incredibly beautiful green road jersey in 2008. Vermont took steps backwards with their road choice this season.

Phil: Green and yellow is an iconic look … for Green Bay … and the Green Mountain State too, I guess. These are pretty nice unis, nothing slick and sassy, just pure, simple mapley-syrup goodness. Solid font, nice radial arching on the wordmark. Good color scheme. The alternates are pure shit unnecessary. That’s all I’m gonna say about that.

U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons: Home, Road, no alternate.

Teebz: The Falcons wear, ironically, Air Force Blue as their main colour, and mix in some grey for a pretty decent look. The one thing that bothered me was the lightning bolt on the breezers of the player in the road uniform. Why is that lightning there? What purpose does “ass lightning” serve?

Phil: Great colors, horrible font. What do they want to evoke with that? A sense of flying or something? I’m not a fan of the lightning bolt on the side of the breezers, but they may use it on some other stuff they have, so I’ll give it a free pass. While this uni is slightly more “modern” in appearance than some of the others, it’s not ‘badly’ modern. Nice stripes on the bottom of the jersey and the socks (which match!) but I could do without the extra stripes on the shoulders. Still, not a bad uni at all. Thankfully there is no alternate.

Miami University (Ohio) RedHawks: Home, Road, no alternate.

Teebz: You know how when something works, everyone tries to copy it? Red-and-white work well as a colour combination. Miami-Ohio looks solid in their jerseys. Clean, crisp, and very well-dressed. Exactly what a hockey team should look like.

Phil: Who even knew they played hockey in South Florida? Certainly not Panther fans. What’s that? Miami is in Ohio? Who knew? All kidding aside, these are pretty solid unis. Seems like a lot of hockey teams wear red and white. Prolly because it’s a great color combo for a hockey uniform. Nice and basic, it’s very workmanlike. I like the smaller stripes on the jersey sleeve on both home and away, although the outline around the numbers and wordmark isn’t really necessary. It’s not bad either. Damn fine uniform here. And no alternate, which is a bonus.

Bemidji State University Beavers: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: Bemidji State goes green and white as well. These two-colour uniform schemes seem to be a very good mix for teams. I’m not sure if it’s the lighting in the road jersey picture, but Bemidji could use less dark green/black and a little more white in there. Mix it up a little, Beavers!

Phil: I like the colors, and the home and road uniforms are both damn fine. I’m not a fan of breaking up the “Bemidji” and “State” with a number, however. I guess with a name that long, it’s hard to make it look good, but it’s just not visually appealing in this instance. Also the vertically arched “Bemidji” and the horizontal “State” somehow doesn’t look right. But that’s a small complaint. Nothing obnoxious about either the home or road uni, and the stripes are perfect. The alternate is not one of the worst I’ve ever seen, and despite the cartoon beaver, I LOVE the crest. That circular logo is sweet, but I’m not a fan of the odd sleeve pattern. They just need to figure out what to do with that beaver.

THE Ohio State University: Home, Road, Alternate.

Teebz: I don’t mind tOSU’s home and road uniforms. They are distinctly Ohio State, and the red and white colours are used again. The grey alternates, however, leave something to be desired. I’m not liking this uniform at all. Bland? You bet. Why waste the effort?

Phil: Lets start with the homes. Pretty solid uni, although the striping on the sleeves has gotta go. Colors are totally tOSU. Nice job except for the sleeves. Onto the roads. Despite the “mirror” quality of the road (which I like), it’s TOO MUCH red. I know they can’t wear white pants, but they look like the Cuban baseball team or something the US sent home in 1980 in Lake Placid. It’s not a bad look (excepting, again, the sleeve stripage), but it’s overkill on the red. Now those alts … another example of me “getting” what they’re “doing” but it’s just not working for me. It tries for that old time feel (a good thing) but it just doesn’t look right — especially in gray. The modern “Buckeye” wordmark, the helmets, the Nike swooshes — it just doesn’t work for a throwbackish feel.

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Honestly, I don’t hate any of these jerseys per se, but I’m not fond of college teams having alternate uniforms. It just reeks of selling out, and, since you can’t get a player’s name on the back from the university team due to stupid NCAA rules, is there any point to making an alternate? For the most part, though, all of these teams have very good colour schemes, and all of them look pretty sharp. — Teebz

Well, there you have it. The final 16 teams (some of which have already been eliminated) in the Frozen Four. If you think I’m off the mark, or was a little harsh or whatever, let me know. After all, they’re just opinions, and even though mine are right you may feel differently. Tell me aboot it. — Phil

 

161 comments to The Frozen Four Sixteen

  • J Holbrook C | March 28, 2009 at 7:36 am |

    I watch a fair amount of college hockey and being from Rhode Island, I primarily watch hockey east games. As of this season, I can’t think of an instance where BU was not wearing their alternate uniform. I could be wrong, but I believe they have pushed out their old home and aways, and are wearing only their alts. They’ve even been wearing them in the Beanpot, Hockey East playoffs, and I’m willing to bet that we’ll be seeing them all the way through the NCAA’s.

  • J Holbrook C | March 28, 2009 at 7:37 am |

    Oh, and a very, very great job guys. I really enjoyed it!

  • JTH | March 28, 2009 at 8:33 am |

    [quote]Without prompting, my first thought was “Blackhawks” ripoffs. Except that the Blackhawks use a red alternate, and not a black one.[/quote]
    Umm… WHAT?

  • Ricko | March 28, 2009 at 8:42 am |

    Seeing as so few teams use one-color-and-white anymore, it’s tough not to like BU and Yale and couple others.

    That being said, anyone who’s ever seen the Fighting Sioux green in person knows it is one spectacular-looking jersey. There are things to pick at about it, sure, but the overall effect is really something.

    Bemidji State, btw, is a victim of the color-darkening obessession. Used to be kelly and white; now forest and white. Just another reason to like ND. They’ve resisted the trend, sticking with kelly green.

    —Ricko

  • Jeff E. | March 28, 2009 at 8:44 am |

    I believe the Blackhawks’ regular home jersey is red and their alt is black

  • Stuby | March 28, 2009 at 8:44 am |

    Great effort today guys. Maybe Ohio St. should go with silver pants with their red jerseys, a la the football team.

    Hey Phil, when was your Dad at Cornell? My Dad was class of ’56.

  • Coach | March 28, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    Notre Dame also has a green alt set, seen below

    http://www.und.com/v...

    Go to the 2/27/09 Gallery for a few photos, sorry i cant get a direct link

  • GoTerriers | March 28, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    Actually, BU does quite often wear the regular home whites and road reds. They usually wear the alts for “big” games or if they’ve had a particularly good stretch of play while wearing them (Coach Parker’s a bit superstitious). Since they’ve only lost twice since Thanksgiving, you could say they’ve been on a “good run”. They did wear the regular home whites in the first 2 games of the Hockey East quarterfinals and played perhaps their worst 2 games of the season. Went back to the alts for game 3 and the semis and the finals and have played much better. Superstition is a very powerful thing sometimes, eh?

  • brian | March 28, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”320001″]Notre Dame also has a green alt set, seen below

    http://www.und.com/v...

    Go to the 2/27/09 Gallery for a few photos, sorry i cant get a direct link[/quote]

    jersey & socks are nice. seems like a waste to go with the blue pants though, too bad.

    phil & teebz, any ideas where to get some of these jerseys?

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”320001″]Notre Dame also has a green alt set, seen below

    http://www.und.com/v...

    Go to the 2/27/09 Gallery for a few photos, sorry i cant get a direct link[/quote]

    Good find, Coach!

    I actually prefer that green uniform to the gold alternate. I’m not saying it’s not an alternate, but did they wear it for St. Patty’s Day, though? You know, being the Irish?

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”320003″][quote comment=”320001″]Notre Dame also has a green alt set, seen below

    http://www.und.com/v...

    Go to the 2/27/09 Gallery for a few photos, sorry i cant get a direct link[/quote]

    jersey & socks are nice. seems like a waste to go with the blue pants though, too bad.

    phil & teebz, any ideas where to get some of these jerseys?[/quote]

    The USCHO store has a great selection of replica jerseys on. And all of their Nike replicas are on sale right now.

    Check here.

    If you want a pro-style jersey, though, you’ll have to wait for a team auction.

  • DJ | March 28, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    Notre Dame wears green on Senior Night, the final regular season home game.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”320006″]Notre Dame wears green on Senior Night, the final regular season home game.[/quote]

    So it’s just a one-off jersey? Not an actual alternate worn throughout the season?

    Honestly, it looks great. They should save the gold jersey for Senior Night. LOL

  • Shane | March 28, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    I’ve always loved BU’s sweaters. Should try to pick one up the next time I’m in Boston.

  • DJ | March 28, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    Notre Dame usually reserves the gold uniforms for non-conference games.

  • shadoquad | March 28, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    Nice column, Phil and Teebz.

    Although they’re not in the tourney, my fav college hockey has always been Univ. of Maine.

    http://pressherald.m...
    http://www.uscho.com...

    I like the script, I like the shoulders. I liked it so much that I own an away jersey and I’ve never been to Maine in my life.

  • Shane | March 28, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”320010″]Nice column, Phil and Teebz.

    Although they’re not in the tourney, my fav college hockey has always been Univ. of Maine.

    http://pressherald.m...
    http://www.uscho.com...

    I like the script, I like the shoulders. I liked it so much that I own an away jersey and I’ve never been to Maine in my life.[/quote]

    Maine have excellent sweaters (probably the best in all of hockey, college or pro), and then fuck it up with a third?

    That thing is HIDEOUS, sorry.

  • Mark K | March 28, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    Ohio State needs to add some horizontal stripes to the red uniform.

    I think Notre Dame is my favorite of the bunch- great looking unis.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”320011″][quote comment=”320010″]Nice column, Phil and Teebz.

    Although they’re not in the tourney, my fav college hockey has always been Univ. of Maine.

    http://pressherald.m...
    http://www.uscho.com...

    I like the script, I like the shoulders. I liked it so much that I own an away jersey and I’ve never been to Maine in my life.[/quote]

    Maine have excellent sweaters (probably the best in all of hockey, college or pro), and then fuck it up with a third?

    That thing is HIDEOUS, sorry.[/quote]

    The trend in sports is to have an alternate. The NCAA is no different. They want to maximize profits.

    However, I just think that all alternates in collegiate sports are unnecessary. It makes no sense to remove tradition from the regular set of uniforms with an alternate. Especially when the NCAA teams’ following are highly-regionalized.

  • Mike | March 28, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”319997″][quote]Without prompting, my first thought was “Blackhawks” ripoffs. Except that the Blackhawks use a red alternate, and not a black one.[/quote]
    Umm… WHAT?[/quote]

    The thing with NU is that they have new unis pretty much every other year. I grew up going to BU games from age 8 till I was about 18 and I remember some really bad unis that you would have thought were the UConn Husky mascot only in Red, White and Black, as well as some atrocious fonts in the past. These latest ones are a vast improvement over the past.

    As for the BU alts, they need to go and go back to the purist BU look without the stripes and the logo creep.

  • shadoquad | March 28, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”320011″][quote comment=”320010″]Nice column, Phil and Teebz.

    Although they’re not in the tourney, my fav college hockey has always been Univ. of Maine.

    http://pressherald.m...
    http://www.uscho.com...

    I like the script, I like the shoulders. I liked it so much that I own an away jersey and I’ve never been to Maine in my life.[/quote]

    Maine have excellent sweaters (probably the best in all of hockey, college or pro), and then fuck it up with a third?

    That thing is HIDEOUS, sorry.[/quote]

    Oh, I concur. That’s why I didn’t include the alt. It’s nuts.

  • Mike | March 28, 2009 at 10:22 am |

    Here’s some links to the BAD NU unis of the past:

    Red Alt from 2007: http://farm3.static....

    Black Road with Husky head: http://farm4.static....

    NU’s dog house with a lot of the jerseys over the years: http://www.flickr.co...

    http://www.flickr.co...
    Note the old black road uni’s with the “N” logo

  • Barry Watson | March 28, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    Phil, you’re what, 45 or so? Can you stop using the word “prolly?” I stopped using words like that in favor of “real” words about 10 years ago…mainly because I didn’t want to come off looking like a moron going into college. It just makes your weekend posts look like they’re written by a teenager.

  • jon | March 28, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    Nice column guys. Love to see some college puck on here. Just out of curiosity tho, why would not being able to get a name and number on the back of a jersey have anything to do with the team having (or, as argued, not having) an alt jersey? Why would that matter? I’m not knocking you, I’m just curious about that being the reason not to have one.

    I think for college hockey teams, having an alt is more for the team than it is for merchandising. Since I go to a college without a varsity hockey program, maybe I’m off base, but I feel like pretty much any alt jersey in college is less about merchandising and more for pumping up the team and the fans in the arena. I say that mainly because of Pitt’s gold bball alts. I went to almost every game at the pete this year, and never once have I seen someone wearing a gold alt replica, even though they were available at the Pitt team store months ago. The crowd, however, got really excited before the WVU game when the players came out in gold shorts (with their warm-up tops on) and then when they came out in full gold unis for the game. I’m not arguing that merchandising has nothing to do with it: that would be totally naive and blatantly false. I just think it isn’t the force behind the move that it would be in, say, the NBA or (especially) the NFL.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”320018″]Nice column guys. Love to see some college puck on here. Just out of curiosity tho, why would not being able to get a name and number on the back of a jersey have anything to do with the team having (or, as argued, not having) an alt jersey? Why would that matter? I’m not knocking you, I’m just curious about that being the reason not to have one.

    I think for college hockey teams, having an alt is more for the team than it is for merchandising. Since I go to a college without a varsity hockey program, maybe I’m off base, but I feel like pretty much any alt jersey in college is less about merchandising and more for pumping up the team and the fans in the arena. I say that mainly because of Pitt’s gold bball alts. I went to almost every game at the pete this year, and never once have I seen someone wearing a gold alt replica, even though they were available at the Pitt team store months ago. The crowd, however, got really excited before the WVU game when the players came out in gold shorts (with their warm-up tops on) and then when they came out in full gold unis for the game. I’m not arguing that merchandising has nothing to do with it: that would be totally naive and blatantly false. I just think it isn’t the force behind the move that it would be in, say, the NBA or (especially) the NFL.[/quote]

    The NCAA feels that this policy is vital in so much that the player can’t benefit off his name appearing on the back of a jersey. You can have it done by a company, but the NCAA can’t know about it. It all goes back to how students can’t get paid or benefit from their sporting endeavors until they graduate.

    I inquired about getting one of those Wisconsin Badger alternate uniforms this past season, and the person who responded said they could only sell the jersey without a name on it due to NCAA rules.

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”319997″][quote]Without prompting, my first thought was “Blackhawks” ripoffs. Except that the Blackhawks use a red alternate, and not a black one.[/quote]
    Umm… WHAT?[/quote]

    mea culpa…it was late when this went to press (just woke up in fact), and i should have checked that — i knew it didn’t look right, but i posted it anyway

    [quote]Hey Phil, when was your Dad at Cornell? My Dad was class of ‘56.[/quote]

    class of ’49

    [quote]Phil, you’re what, 45 or so? Can you stop using the word “prolly?”[/quote]

    im 43 and prolly not ;)

    /i’ll see about that for the main entries, but not in the comments, how’s that?

  • Maks | March 28, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    might be old but: Sportscenter moves west and i was googling to see if this was a farce.

    turns out true plus i found this. very interesting to see how they promote spots for corporations.
    ~~~~~~
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    On April 6th, 2009, SportsCenter moves west as ESPN telecasts its first 1 a.m. SportsCenter live from Los Angeles. In the weeks leading up to the first West Coast SportsCenter, and throughout its premiere week, ESPN will air several promotions supporting the launch of the show. Your brand can bring fans their favorite show in its new home with the SportsCenter West Coast Premiere Presenting Sponsorship.

    Sponsor to receive:
    ESPN
    * Flight: 4/6 – 4/10 in the 1 a.m. EST SportsCenter
    * :06 sponsor logo with audio mention going in or coming out of a commercial break
    o Suggested audio “West Coast Premiere Week is brought to you by Sponsor”
    o 5x total live executions
    o 25x total re-airs
    * Commercial to run in “A” position

    ESPN Marketing
    * Flight: 3/25 – 4/12
    * ESPN to produce approximately three promotional spots
    o Spots to highlight the 1 a.m. EST SportsCenter’s move to the West Coast
    * “Presented by Sponsor” graphic to appear on-screen with tune-in

    West is best: call your Account Executive for all the details.
    ~~~~~

    There you have it. About time we get some exposure but really, how much more bias can we get?

  • Taha | March 28, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    Excellent review.

    When I was in college (5-yr season ticket holder) Michigan hockey wore the yellow jersey for televised home games (at Yost or the Joe) because it was supposedly easier to see at home. Not sure if they follow the same patterns of wear 15 years later.

  • Dustin | March 28, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    They had something on Michigan’s website early in the season about the home whites and how they pair up with the ones that Red Berenson wore when he played, or something similar. The idea that they have three blue stripes across the waist and that adidas makes their equipment is a coincidence.

    Too bad Wisconsin was the first team out this year, they have some really classy home/road combinations, similar to BU. Their alternate changes each year, and some years it’s quite unfortunate what they choose.

    Another solid hockey post, though.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”320023″]They had something on Michigan’s website early in the season about the home whites and how they pair up with the ones that Red Berenson wore when he played, or something similar. The idea that they have three blue stripes across the waist and that adidas makes their equipment is a coincidence.

    Too bad Wisconsin was the first team out this year, they have some really classy home/road combinations, similar to BU. Their alternate changes each year, and some years it’s quite unfortunate what they choose.

    Another solid hockey post, though.[/quote]

    It could be worse. Denver, Yale, and Michigan were all sent packing last night by lower seeds, so their uniforms won’t be seen on the national stage.

    Losing Wisconsin and Minnesota always hurts the look of this tournament, though.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”319997″][quote]Without prompting, my first thought was “Blackhawks” ripoffs. Except that the Blackhawks use a red alternate, and not a black one.[/quote]
    Umm… WHAT?[/quote]

    Yeah, what he said.

    What you talkin’ about Willis?

    IOW: WTF?

    An Original Six team gets THIS level of respect? Give me a break.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”320024″]
    It could be worse. Denver, Yale, and Michigan were all sent packing last night by lower seeds, so their uniforms won’t be seen on the national stage.

    Losing Wisconsin and Minnesota always hurts the look of this tournament, though.[/quote]

    And UMD rallied from two goals down to knock out Princeton. I should have noted that too.

  • Luke | March 28, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    I must say how great it is to have a jersey critique and to really have no complaints. You can barely go through a division in the big four without finding a team that has bad jerseys.

  • Mike | March 28, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    Hey Dingbats (Teebz & Phil)-

    The whole tourney is not called the Frozen Four (with 16 teams). Only the semis & finals with the last four teams are called the Frozen Four. Phil made the analogy to basketball – they don’t call the whole thing the Final Four do they? No.

    Sorry for the direct attack, but your statements at the beginning of this post were just idiotic. (And I can’t believe no one else made this comment yet.)

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”320027″]I must say how great it is to have a jersey critique and to really have no complaints. You can barely go through a division in the big four without finding a team that has bad jerseys.[/quote]

    I think this article shows that traditional hockey stylings – no Rbk template, bold primary colors – really do make for a good look despite the EDGE jerseys being “8% faster” (which makes me ask if everyone is 8% faster, isn’t everyone the same speed? Nice rhetoric, Rbk).

    Again, some of the alternates are questionable, but the home and road uniforms of each team are pretty good. And that’s hockey perfection.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”320025″]An Original Six team gets THIS level of respect? Give me a break.[/quote]

    And I guess someone has tried to backtrack here in the comments. Good.

    Returning to the point of the blog: one thing I agree with is how obnoxious the Dome/Michigan attitude of “hey, everyone loves our football teams so let’s put on their helmets!” seems to outsiders. Listen guys, we know you put on your helmets during football games and pull a Pee Wee Herman: but keep that in private.

  • Stuby | March 28, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    I mentioned this last night but finally found a good picture. I’m sure it’s just a visual trick played by the shapes of the letters in KANSAS, but the N and the S just look way too close together. It kinda looks like the first S also needs to be slanted more to the right. It was like that on every jersey, though.

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    It bugged me the entire game last night. Good thing I don’t have to worry about it any more THIS season.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”320029″]colors – really do make for a good look despite the EDGE jerseys being “8% faster” (which makes me ask if everyone is 8% faster, isn’t everyone the same speed? Nice rhetoric, Rbk)[/quote]PF Flyers: run faster, jump higher. :-)

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”320021″]might be old but: Sportscenter moves west and i was googling to see if this was a farce.[/quote]Not a farce or a practical joke: I heard it mentioned during their 5:00 am Chicago time show.

    If it took them this long to figure out that they need to refresh their East Coast show for late results-and MAYBE it’s better to have at least one guy in a studio in LA or SF or somewhere out there; well, they’re about as bright as I thought they were.

    Now, when will we see a Chicago bureau?

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”320028″]Hey Dingbats (Teebz & Phil)-

    The whole tourney is not called the Frozen Four (with 16 teams). Only the semis & finals with the last four teams are called the Frozen Four. Phil made the analogy to basketball – they don’t call the whole thing the Final Four do they? No.

    Sorry for the direct attack, but your statements at the beginning of this post were just idiotic. (And I can’t believe no one else made this comment yet.)[/quote]

    Well, Dingbat, the Frozen Four are the winners of each Regional Tournament, but since the Regional Tournaments aren’t given their own distinctive names, the Frozen Four Tournament revolves around all of the regional tournaments since they all lead to the Frozen Four.

    And, since March Madness is generally the name for the hardwood version of the NCAA tournament, the entire tournament takes place in March. The Frozen Four spills over into April. So do we call it the “Spring Hockey Fling”? The “NCAA Hockey Throwdown”?

    When you refer to the Frozen Four, everyone knows what you mean. Hence why I used it in this manner.

    But thanks for the critique on the usage of a term that wasn’t official until 1999. Before that, it was simply the “NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament”. Doesn’t really have the same cache as the “Frozen Four”, does it? No. So the NCAA retroactively went back and renamed all the previous “NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournaments” to the “Frozen Four” just to make history stay uniform.

    Therefore, the terms are interchangeable in my mind simply due to the NCAA’s own changes.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”320019″]I inquired about getting one of those Wisconsin Badger alternate uniforms this past season, and the person who responded said they could only sell the jersey without a name on it due to NCAA rules.[/quote]AFAIK this is quite correct: but many independent bookstores (IOW, those not directly affiliated with the University in question) will be happy to work with you. They start with the very same basic NCAA-approved jersey with a “random” number that coincidently corresponds to the football/basketball/hockey star du jour; then they’ll put a name on the back.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”320034″]…since March Madness is generally the name for the hardwood version of the NCAA tournament…[/quote]

    The legal team at the Illinois State High School Athletic Association would like a word with you. :-)

    They guard that trademark pretty closely.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”320036″][quote comment=”320034″]…since March Madness is generally the name for the hardwood version of the NCAA tournament…[/quote]

    The legal team at the Illinois State High School Athletic Association would like a word with you. :-)

    They guard that trademark pretty closely.[/quote]

    Really?

    My knowledge of basketball is as extensive as my knowledge of the Illinois State High School Athletic Association. LOL

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”320028″]Hey Dingbats (Teebz & Phil)-

    The whole tourney is not called the Frozen Four (with 16 teams). Only the semis & finals with the last four teams are called the Frozen Four. Phil made the analogy to basketball – they don’t call the whole thing the Final Four do they? No.

    Sorry for the direct attack, but your statements at the beginning of this post were just idiotic. (And I can’t believe no one else made this comment yet.)[/quote]

    perhaps i wasn’t entirely clear in the opening statement …

    [quote]the Frozen Four includes the top sixteen college teams, broken up into four regions (East, Northeast, Midwest and West), who face off (pardon the pun) against each other until a champion for each region is decided. We then have the “Frozen Four,” which is taking place this year in Washington, D.C. Additional information on the Frozen Four can be found at the always trusted Wikipedia site.[/quote]

    the “frozen four” refers, of course to the final four teams; the whole NC2A tournament, which is four regions, having four ‘champions’ each playing in the “frozen four” is how the name came to be (a play on the ‘final four’ which was trademarked by the nc2a); if you google “frozen four” you’ll find the whole tournament is always referenced; technically you’re correct, but the two terms are basically interchangeable — if you asked anyone if they were following the “frozen four”, they’d understand you were referring to the tourney itself and not the tourney’s final weekend…

    but if that wasn’t make clear, my apologies

  • Ryan | March 28, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    “And, since March Madness is generally the name for the hardwood version of the NCAA tournament, the entire tournament takes place in March.”

    Ummmmm, no. Mid March (3/19) to early April (4/6) this year.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”320039″]”And, since March Madness is generally the name for the hardwood version of the NCAA tournament, the entire tournament takes place in March.”

    Ummmmm, no. Mid March (3/19) to early April (4/6) this year.[/quote]

    Who cares? It’s basketball. Which is why the Frozen Four/Final Four is a much better term than March Madness. Traditionally, the tournament was held in March, though.

  • Mike | March 28, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”320034″][quote comment=”320028″]Hey Dingbats (Teebz & Phil)-

    The whole tourney is not called the Frozen Four (with 16 teams). Only the semis & finals with the last four teams are called the Frozen Four. Phil made the analogy to basketball – they don’t call the whole thing the Final Four do they? No.

    Sorry for the direct attack, but your statements at the beginning of this post were just idiotic. (And I can’t believe no one else made this comment yet.)[/quote]

    Well, Dingbat, the Frozen Four are the winners of each Regional Tournament, but since the Regional Tournaments aren’t given their own distinctive names, the Frozen Four Tournament revolves around all of the regional tournaments since they all lead to the Frozen Four.

    And, since March Madness is generally the name for the hardwood version of the NCAA tournament, the entire tournament takes place in March. The Frozen Four spills over into April. So do we call it the “Spring Hockey Fling”? The “NCAA Hockey Throwdown”?

    When you refer to the Frozen Four, everyone knows what you mean. Hence why I used it in this manner.

    But thanks for the critique on the usage of a term that wasn’t official until 1999. Before that, it was simply the “NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament”. Doesn’t really have the same cache as the “Frozen Four”, does it? No. So the NCAA retroactively went back and renamed all the previous “NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournaments” to the “Frozen Four” just to make history stay uniform.

    Therefore, the terms are interchangeable in my mind simply due to the NCAA’s own changes.[/quote]

    I beg to differ. The name of the 16 team tourney is the “Division I Ice Hockey Championship.” This is how it is referred to on the NCAA website. On the same website they refer only to the final 2 rounds in DC (this year) as the Frozen Four.

    Let me frame the issue a different way. If Bemidji State loses tonight, don’t you think they’d catck some flak for raising a Frozen Four banner?

  • Kevin Z. | March 28, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    Why can’t anyone talk about sports uniforms on this site without bringing up conspiracy theories about manufacturers. If you want to mention how some of these Nike school have too many swooshes, that’s fine (and true). But why can’t the entry about Yale be about how solid, classic, and clean their jerseys are instead of how they can’t be a Nike or Adidas school because of various uniform elements? Who cares? I thought we were here to talk about uniforms…

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    [quote]I beg to differ. The name of the 16 team tourney is the “Division I Ice Hockey Championship.” This is how it is referred to on the NCAA website. On the same website they refer only to the final 2 rounds in DC (this year) as the Frozen Four.

    Let me frame the issue a different way. If Bemidji State loses tonight, don’t you think they’d catck some flak for raising a Frozen Four banner?[/quote]

    this is a dead issue

    you’re right and we’re wrong

    for the intents and purposes of a uniform piece, we wanted to include the sixteen teams invited to the dance, and if we took slight liberties with the term (which WAS explained in the opening), so be it

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”320041″]
    Let me frame the issue a different way. If Bemidji State loses tonight, don’t you think they’d catck some flak for raising a Frozen Four banner?[/quote]

    Probably. Since the goal is to win. Not just to show up.

    It’s the Frozen Four colloquially. The same as how the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is reference as both March Madness (when it falls into April) and the Final Four (which doesn’t happen until the regionals are over).

    If you want to split hairs over language and terms used, I’d start with mass media before ripping on two guys who volunteer to do this work. They’re far more guilty of swapping colloquialisms in for real names.

    The Frozen Four refers to the NCAA Ice Hockey Championships. That’s what the article is about. That’s why the title is appropriate.

  • Paul | March 28, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”320009″]Notre Dame usually reserves the gold uniforms for non-conference games.[/quote]
    This is true. However, they have also worn it against conference foes. This year, they have only worn it on Saturday nights, with the white homes having been worn every Friday.

  • interlockingtc | March 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    I was expecting to be overwhelmed with ugliness in this overview. I kept waiting for that one really hideous uniform that would make me just quit reading and move on to somewhere else on the internet. But to my great surprise, this is actually a pretty decent collection of jerseys. With the exception of a couple of bad modern, trendy font choices (UNH, Vermont come to mind) the top college hockey teams keep it simple and good. Alternate uniforms don’t even register with me.

  • Mike Miller | March 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    FYI, the NCAA and Illinois H.S. Athletic Association hold some weird joint trademark on “March Madness” and split the proceeds on use of said trademark.

    I think a lot of college hockey teams have alternates because you play a lot of 2-night homestands in college hockey Friday and Saturday night, i.e. North Dakota will go play Denver on Friday and Saturday. Makes the games look different plus saves the equipment guy from having to do laundry on the road at 2 a.m. to get the jerseys ready for the next night.

  • Paul | March 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”320007″][quote comment=”320006″]Notre Dame wears green on Senior Night, the final regular season home game.[/quote]

    So it’s just a one-off jersey? Not an actual alternate worn throughout the season?

    Honestly, it looks great. They should save the gold jersey for Senior Night. LOL[/quote]
    Yes, on senior night, each player is presented with his white home sweater, so they decide to wear the green. Unfortunately, St. Patrick’s Day was a Tuesday, and no college hockey games were played. Notre Dame wore their home whites March 14 against Nebraska-Omaha.

  • skott daltonic | March 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    i’m pretty sure the ALT BU jerseys are a throwback jersey…

  • The Ol Goaler | March 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”320023″]They had something on Michigan’s website early in the season about the home whites and how they pair up with the ones that Red Berenson wore when he played, or something similar. The idea that they have three blue stripes across the waist and that adidas makes their equipment is a coincidence.[/quote]
    Anything “The Red Baron” does with his hockey team is OK by me!

    College hockey unis tend to be classic even at the “club” level; witness Missouri vs. Kansas on the ice! (Okay, it looks like Penguins/Rangers; but Mizzou’s colors are Black and Old Gold, while Kansas is Blue and Red… still pretty classic looks!)

  • Paul | March 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote]I could do without the drop shadow on the numbers, but I guess that’s kind of a puck tradition.[/quote]
    Notre Dame has removed the block letters from its blue and white sweaters.

  • Paul | March 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”320051″][quote]I could do without the drop shadow on the numbers, but I guess that’s kind of a puck tradition.[/quote]
    Notre Dame has removed the block letters from its blue and white sweaters.[/quote]

  • Paul | March 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”320051″][quote]I could do without the drop shadow on the numbers, but I guess that’s kind of a puck tradition.[/quote]
    Notre Dame has removed the block letters from its blue and white sweaters.[/quote]
    New Notre Dame lettering
    http://photos-e.ak.f...

  • Greg Lamm | March 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”320017″]Phil, you’re what, 45 or so? Can you stop using the word “prolly?” I stopped using words like that in favor of “real” words about 10 years ago…mainly because I didn’t want to come off looking like a moron going into college. It just makes your weekend posts look like they’re written by a teenager.[/quote]

    Agreed. English is your friend. I know what you were going for here, but frankly, it’s not working for me.

  • Paul | March 28, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”320023″]They had something on Michigan’s website early in the season about the home whites and how they pair up with the ones that Red Berenson wore when he played, or something similar. The idea that they have three blue stripes across the waist and that adidas makes their equipment is a coincidence.[/quote]
    Correct
    http://michiganhocke...

  • BBL | March 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    Check out how many times the Batman logo has changed over the years.

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Dan King | March 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    man looking at all these pictures of the notre dame sweaters made me remember how much i’ve always wanted one. such a great look.

  • Evan | March 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    As far as your comment about the “three stripes” being able to pull off something like this for Notre Dame. That style pre-dates Adidas being the supplier. I credit them for not letting Adidas screw it up though.

    I am torn on the new numbers though. I liked the “Rangers” font they had been using since the early 90’s. The new numbers match the wordmark on the front though, so yay for consistency.

    I think that this jersey happens to be my favorite ND jersey. The green numbers are awesome.

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Adrian | March 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    As a UNH alum I thought the one indisputable thing about us was the greatness of our uniforms. Is anything drawn automatically a cartoon? Cause that would make every logo a cartoon. Anyway, I can’t remember the last time we used the “high ho silver” alternates. We’ve used these for the past few seasons.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”320047″]FYI, the NCAA and Illinois H.S. Athletic Association hold some weird joint trademark on “March Madness” and split the proceeds on use of said trademark.[/quote]Right: I was just funning a little with the poster named Teebz.

    If you get down to total, all-in stone legalities the Illinois High School Association offically owns the trademark (or copyright) for “America’s Original March Madness”. But there is a negotiated split on the term “March Madness”. I think that at one time the NCAA made CBS read an announcement acknowledging the IHSA once per tournament: but I don’t know if they do that anymore (if they ever did in the first place).

    The legend is that Brent Musberger (who started his career as a Chicago newspaper writer and TV sportscaster) took the term with him when he left for a network job at CBS. And by doing that, he almost caused a court case. :-)

  • Squiddie | March 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm |

    The folks over at Vintage Minnesota Hockey have a history of Bemidji State hockey page. There are some vintage photos and program covers. Go here.

    (Ob. Life Photo archives link: 1950 Boston University Uniform)

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”320050″]College hockey unis tend to be classic even at the “club” level; witness Missouri vs. Kansas on the ice! (Okay, it looks like Penguins/Rangers; but Mizzou’s colors are Black and Old Gold, while Kansas is Blue and Red… still pretty classic looks!)[/quote]

    I think that some of the “classic” looks result from the semi-legal relationships club teams have with the University. I think the U tolerates them using some generic (and therefore classic) looks, but frowns on them adopting a look that is up-to-date, as that may give the impression that the U approves/oversees the hockey team.

    Don’t get me started on the University of Illinois DIA and our hockey uniforms. :-(((((

  • RedWing in Colorado | March 28, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    just a quick note on the AFA away breezers. I’m pretty sure the lighting bolt is on the side of the leg, as it is on the home breezers, its just that in that photo the movement of the leg and the angle combine nefariously to make that look like a butt bolt.

    (then again, I only ever see the Academy play at home, so I could be wrong)

    Switching topics, Gonzaga got what they deserved last night for going BFBS and NMNOF (non mascot nickname on front). That was one FUGLY basketball jersey.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”320064″]Switching topics, Gonzaga got what they deserved last night for going BFBS and NMNOF (non mascot nickname on front). That was one FUGLY basketball jersey.[/quote]

    I’m not sure I know all the acronyms yet: but ZAGS on the jersey wasn’t a good look at all IMHO.
    It’s almost as if they’re trying to adopt an alternate NICKNAME for their alternate JERSEY. Dumb.

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    BFBS= ‘black for black’s sake’

  • KT | March 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    “The Falcons wear, ironically, Air Force Blue as their main colour.”

    That ain’t irony.

  • Craig | March 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    Jamie Moyer is wearing stirrups today vs the Pirates. The game is on MLBNetwork if you want to check it out.

  • Stuby | March 28, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”320068″]Jamie Moyer is wearing stirrups today vs the Pirates. The game is on MLBNetwork if you want to check it out.[/quote]
    Doesn’t he always wear stirrups?

  • mike 2 | March 28, 2009 at 2:14 pm |

    “First off, they will always be the Fighting Sioux. Political correctness isn’t necessary when speaking about UND’s storied hockey program.”

    Unfortunately, that might not be true. The university and the NCAA have been fighting for years over the name, and the university has agreed that if they don’t get support for continued use of the name by the fall of 2010, they’ll change the name. Two of the Sioux tribes involved are voting on the issue this spring, it could go either way.

    You can argue about political correctness, but if your nickname is the Fighting Sioux and Sioux tribes that live near your campus don’t like you using the name, you’ve got a problem.

    The Fighting Sioux play in the most beautiful arena I’ve ever seen (NHL or otherwise).

    And everyone in the Red River Valley is in our thoughts and prayers this week. I lived through the flood of 1997 and I know what you all must be going through.

  • scott | March 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”320068″]Jamie Moyer is wearing stirrups today vs the Pirates. The game is on MLBNetwork if you want to check it out.[/quote]

    Nice to see Moyer continue his tradition of wearing real stirrups. The Phillies in blue batting practice jerseys is a little jarring, though.

  • M.Princip | March 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”319986″]The Detroit News has contest results for their “design the new Lions logo” thing:

    http://multimedia.de...

    Interesting, looks like the NFL Properties team simply embellished upon Brian Oesch’s (Grand Rapids) proposed Lions logo. The eye and roaring mouth are an exact match.

    http://multimedia.de...

  • M.Princip | March 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    Looks like they got the idea for the wordmark here.

    http://multimedia.de...

  • M.Princip | March 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  • Jim BC | March 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    Wow…just wow… Teebz/Phil, great job as usual. Teebz – can’t agree with you more on the alts comment. I’m too much of an old school guy to appreciate why a team would “sell out” – especially one that has a great pair already (i.e. BU – and seriously, two alts?).

    Reminds me of our quick discussion a couple of weeks ago regarding the Ottawa 67s’ alt – but again, because that is Junior Hockey, the cartoon character logo concept appears to be reaching out to the younger fan base that doesn’t appreciate the ‘traditional’ look like us old fogies.

  • Jim BC | March 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but Dan Aykroyd was on hand at the United Center last night to drop the puck – he was wearing a Hawks jersey with “Akroyd” on the back…

    No screen grab but Highlights are on tsn.ca

    http://www.tsn.ca/nh...

  • Ricko | March 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    Hmmmm…

    Someone here linked to this auction the other day…
    http://lelands.com/b
    …when it said this was a 1962 game-used Raiders jersey.

    It was then pointed out that the ‘62 Raiders had no white on their ‘62 home jerseys…that it had to be a ‘60 or ‘61 jersey. Also was noted that the Raiders had NOB both those seasons. This jersey does not.

    I see the description has now changed to a ‘62 preseason jersey. Possible, but back number still far too high ever to have been used in conjunction with a NOB. Unless, of course, the jersey goes way, WAY back to one of first Raider games of 1960.

    So…it’s either a fake, or even more valuable than they realize. Would be interesting to know the answer.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”320070″]Two of the Sioux tribes involved are voting on the issue this spring…[/quote]AFAIK, its actually one of the tribes that is having an advisory referendum this spring. The other tribe has no item on its agenda for a general election or any other announcement.

    [quote comment=”320070″]You can argue about political correctness, but if your nickname is the Fighting Sioux and Sioux tribes that live near your campus don’t like you using the name, you’ve got a problem.[/quote]While that’s literally true, the more accurate statement IMHO is that the NCAA is a problem-and North Dakota needs the tribes to affirmatively speak out in favor of the nickname. A simple “no comment” isn’t enough because the busybodies in Indianapolis START with the attitude that all Native American (actually, Native American within the borders of the lower 48) nicknames are evil.

    :-(

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”320077″]Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but Dan Aykroyd was on hand at the United Center last night to drop the puck – he was wearing a Hawks jersey with “Akroyd” on the back…

    No screen grab but Highlights are on tsn.ca

    http://www.tsn.ca/nh...
    And he arrived at the UC in a replica Chicago Police car, a la “The Blues Brothers”. :-)

  • Ricko | March 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    Ooops, here’s the Lelands’ link…
    http://lelands.com/b...

    —Ricko

  • jon | March 28, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”320019″][quote comment=”320018″]Nice column guys. Love to see some college puck on here. Just out of curiosity tho, why would not being able to get a name and number on the back of a jersey have anything to do with the team having (or, as argued, not having) an alt jersey? Why would that matter? I’m not knocking you, I’m just curious about that being the reason not to have one.

    I think for college hockey teams, having an alt is more for the team than it is for merchandising. Since I go to a college without a varsity hockey program, maybe I’m off base, but I feel like pretty much any alt jersey in college is less about merchandising and more for pumping up the team and the fans in the arena. I say that mainly because of Pitt’s gold bball alts. I went to almost every game at the pete this year, and never once have I seen someone wearing a gold alt replica, even though they were available at the Pitt team store months ago. The crowd, however, got really excited before the WVU game when the players came out in gold shorts (with their warm-up tops on) and then when they came out in full gold unis for the game. I’m not arguing that merchandising has nothing to do with it: that would be totally naive and blatantly false. I just think it isn’t the force behind the move that it would be in, say, the NBA or (especially) the NFL.[/quote]

    The NCAA feels that this policy is vital in so much that the player can’t benefit off his name appearing on the back of a jersey. You can have it done by a company, but the NCAA can’t know about it. It all goes back to how students can’t get paid or benefit from their sporting endeavors until they graduate.

    I inquired about getting one of those Wisconsin Badger alternate uniforms this past season, and the person who responded said they could only sell the jersey without a name on it due to NCAA rules.[/quote]

    I know about those rules. My question was about this point from Phil:

    “…and, since you can’t get a player’s name on the back from the university team due to stupid NCAA rules, is there any point to making an alternate?”

    That doesn’t seem to make any sense to me. Why would that make an alternate pointless? That seems to be implying that the only use for an alternate jersey is commercial, which i argued in the following paragraph of my first post.

  • Dane | March 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    Michigan was wearing the maize jerseys in their 2-0 loss yesterday. They completely outplayed Air Force, but took too many penalties, and the AF goalie stood on his head making 43 saves.

    I was disappointed that the numbers on the Vermont sweaters looked to be heat-pressed. We’ll see how the white set looks tonight.

    Curious to see how many empty seats are in the building tonight, with Yale done for the season.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”320067″]”The Falcons wear, ironically, Air Force Blue as their main colour.”

    That ain’t irony.[/quote]

    As opposed to royal blue, navy blue, peacock blue, aquamarine, etc?

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”320083″]
    That doesn’t seem to make any sense to me. Why would that make an alternate pointless? That seems to be implying that the only use for an alternate jersey is commercial, which i argued in the following paragraph of my first post.[/quote]

    Because the alternate is pointless. Why do you need an alternate if you have two perfectly acceptable jerseys at all? So unless you specifically want to get a certain player on the back, all you’re doing is creating an alternate just to have an alternate.

    Which fails the “is it good or is it stupid” test.

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote]I know about those rules. My question was about this point from Phil:

    “…and, since you can’t get a player’s name on the back from the university team due to stupid NCAA rules, is there any point to making an alternate?”[/quote]

    your beef is with teebz ;)

    i say a lot of stupid shit stuff i didn’t fact check or opinionated stuff, but i didn’t say that

  • Ricko | March 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    re: Raiders jersey at Lelands (self-correcting).
    Here’s a photo from 1960. Raiders really crammed the NOB in there above the higher number position. So I guess that jersey could be a ’62 preseason after all, a leftover used before the one-year-wonder ’62s showed up for regular season.
    http://farm4.static....

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”320081″]And he arrived at the UC in a replica Chicago Police car, a la “The Blues Brothers”. :-)[/quote]

    did it have a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks? was it a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas?

  • Matt | March 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    Miami University actually has an alternate that they wear that is pretty sharp. They usually wear on Saturday’s at home, but have recently been wearing it on Friday’s also. http://www.flickr.co... is a link to a pic ture of the not that great but you can still see them.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”320089″][quote comment=”320081″]And he arrived at the UC in a replica Chicago Police car, a la “The Blues Brothers”. :-)[/quote]

    did it have a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks? was it a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas?[/quote]

    Fix the cigarette lighter. LOL

  • John Baranowski | March 28, 2009 at 4:16 pm |

    um…there are plenty of errors in this.

    as a radio announcer in Atlantic Hockey (I announce for Mercyhurst, who lost to Air Force in the AHA Finals), and I can tell you that the white sweater you have posted is last year’s jersey.

    last year:
    home: http://i23.photobuck...
    road: http://i23.photobuck...

    both of these look unbelievably great in person. the blue and the gray work perfectly together, the shoulders are beautiful, the laceup is great, and the wordmark works. best jerseys i’ve ever seen in person, and i see (and own) a LOT of them

    this year:
    home: http://s23.photobuck...
    you have the road correct
    alternate: http://i23.photobuck...

    do some research, huh? Every hockey post is always error-riddled, and it makes uniwatch look bad as a whole.

    …i miss icethetics…

  • JTH | March 28, 2009 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”320020″][quote comment=”319997″][quote]Without prompting, my first thought was “Blackhawks” ripoffs. Except that the Blackhawks use a red alternate, and not a black one.[/quote]
    Umm… WHAT?[/quote]

    mea culpa…it was late when this went to press (just woke up in fact), and i should have checked that — i knew it didn’t look right, but i posted it anyway
    [/quote]
    Ugh. No, the culpa is mea.

    I posted that comment as I was headed out the door and as soon as I was on the road, it occurred to me that it probably looks pretty harsh. That was not my intent

    The ALL CAPS are definitely uncalled for.

  • GoTerriers | March 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”320049″]i’m pretty sure the ALT BU jerseys are a throwback jersey…[/quote]
    Correct. They are throwbacks to the 1958, I wanna say) season. I have a hard time aruging with either of the BU uniform sets. But then again, I might be biased (BU student 1990-1994, season ticket holder since graduation)

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”320093″]Ugh. No, the culpa is mea.

    I posted that comment as I was headed out the door and as soon as I was on the road, it occurred to me that it probably looks pretty harsh. That was not my intent

    The ALL CAPS are definitely uncalled for.[/quote]

    no worries buddy…still waiting for your review of the 16 sets of unis ;)

  • JTH | March 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm |

    Oh, and those Princeton unis are fantastic. I hope they never go the Michigan route and copy the design from their football team’s helmets.

  • Ben | March 28, 2009 at 4:43 pm |

    I guess I’m kinda biased, but I really like Union College Hockey (D1-ECAC)’s uniforms:

    http://www.unionathl...

    http://www.unionathl...

  • JTH | March 28, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”320095″][quote comment=”320093″]Ugh. No, the culpa is mea.

    I posted that comment as I was headed out the door and as soon as I was on the road, it occurred to me that it probably looks pretty harsh. That was not my intent

    The ALL CAPS are definitely uncalled for.[/quote]

    no worries buddy…still waiting for your review of the 16 sets of unis ;)[/quote]
    Heh. If I had a bit more time today, I probably would do it. The day is young, though. We’ll see…

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”320097″]I guess I’m kinda biased, but I really like Union College Hockey (D1-ECAC)’s uniforms:

    http://www.unionathl...

    http://www.unionathl...

    Those are pretty sweet, Ben.

  • Ricko | March 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”320096″]Oh, and those Princeton unis are fantastic. I hope they never go the Michigan route and copy the design from their football team’s helmets.[/quote]

    Gotta agree. A really nice, classic college look for Princeton.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 5:02 pm |

    From the link above…

    http://www.tsn.ca/nh...

    A guy in Columbus is making threatening phone calls to the Columbus Blue Jackets during the Columbus/Calgary game. Thru diligent detective work, the manage to trace the calls via the hi-tech “caller ID” method. When the arrive at the alleged, unproven, suspects house, they find someone watching the game wearing a Calgary t-shirt.

    Who’s the master criminal…. ;-)

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”320096″]Oh, and those Princeton unis are fantastic. I hope they never go the Michigan route and copy the design from their football team’s helmets.[/quote]Does Delaware have a hockey team? ;-)

  • Squiddie | March 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    Nice 1970 photo of Daryle Lamonica talking to, I think, Charlie Smith (and Raymond Chester). The decal on Smith’s helmet has been partially scraped off.

    Also check out the Diet Pepsi paper cup.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”320093″]The ALL CAPS are definitely uncalled for.[/quote]OTOH, mine were quite called for. :-)

  • timmy b | March 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”320088″]re: Raiders jersey at Lelands (self-correcting).
    Here’s a photo from 1960. Raiders really crammed the NOB in there above the higher number position. So I guess that jersey could be a ’62 preseason after all, a leftover used before the one-year-wonder ’62s showed up for regular season.
    http://farm4.static....

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Plus that is a FULL NOB on the Raiders.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”320103″]Nice 1970 photo of Daryle Lamonica talking to, I think, Charlie Smith (and Raymond Chester). The decal on Smith’s helmet has been partially scraped off.[/quote]
    I like the idea that Lamonica’s ankles aren’t taped, he’s probably wearing a jersey, t-shirt and basic shoulder pads, the cleats could come from the Bobby Layne collection, no hip pads sticking up out of the waistband and the helmets have some pretty basic facemasks.

    NFL safety administration has come a long way. ;-)

  • Mike | March 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm |

    Didn’t everyone rag on the Atlanta Thrashers for the number placement on their jerseys? Some of these college teams do the same thing, yet it isn’t mentioned.

    (Possible I’m wrong, but I seem to remember some poor reviews of the Thrashers)

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”320089″] a 440 cubic inch plant, [/quote]
    FWLIW, I think the car last night was a Chevy so the answer is no. :-)

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”320107″]Didn’t everyone rag on the Atlanta Thrashers for the number placement on their jerseys? Some of these college teams do the same thing, yet it isn’t mentioned.

    (Possible I’m wrong, but I seem to remember some poor reviews of the Thrashers)[/quote]

    Yeah, we bitched about how the Thrashers looked like a crappy NCAA team. LOL

  • Stuby | March 28, 2009 at 5:23 pm |

    The good news: The 2012 Frozen Four is being hosted by the school in my adopted hometown (UAH).

    The bad news: Its being held in Tampa, an 11 hour drive from Huntsville.

    Still not quite sure how a semi-respectable college hockey program ended up in Alabama. I really gotta go to a game sometime.

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”320110″]The good news: The 2012 Frozen Four is being hosted by the school in my adopted hometown (UAH).

    The bad news: Its being held in Tampa, an 11 hour drive from Huntsville.

    Still not quite sure how a semi-respectable college hockey program ended up in Alabama. I really gotta go to a game sometime.[/quote]

    I was gonna throw an honourable mention out to UAH last night, Stuby. I love the socks that their team wears strictly based on the fact that their abbreviated name is on them.

  • anotherguy | March 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”320111″][quote comment=”320110″]The good news: The 2012 Frozen Four is being hosted by the school in my adopted hometown (UAH).

    The bad news: Its being held in Tampa, an 11 hour drive from Huntsville.

    Still not quite sure how a semi-respectable college hockey program ended up in Alabama. I really gotta go to a game sometime.[/quote]

    I was gonna throw an honourable mention out to UAH last night, Stuby. I love the socks that their team wears strictly based on the fact that their abbreviated name is on them.[/quote]

    Does Arizona still sponsor D-1 hockey?

    I know Oklahoma play club hockey. I thought that was a bit of a stretch.

  • Stuby | March 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”320111″][quote comment=”320110″]The good news: The 2012 Frozen Four is being hosted by the school in my adopted hometown (UAH).

    The bad news: Its being held in Tampa, an 11 hour drive from Huntsville.

    Still not quite sure how a semi-respectable college hockey program ended up in Alabama. I really gotta go to a game sometime.[/quote]

    I was gonna throw an honourable mention out to UAH last night, Stuby. I love the socks that their team wears strictly based on the fact that their abbreviated name is on them.[/quote]
    Thanks, Teebz. Looks like they reverse the jersey and the socks for the home uni.

    http://www.uahcharge...

  • JTH | March 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”320102″][quote comment=”320096″]Oh, and those Princeton unis are fantastic. I hope they never go the Michigan route and copy the design from their football team’s helmets.[/quote]Does Delaware have a hockey team? ;-)[/quote]
    Yep.

  • Smail | March 28, 2009 at 6:13 pm |

    Apologies if Myoskie already brought this up somewhere. For anybody in Louisiana/with Cox Sports, Southern and Grambling are wearing Negro League throwbacks in today’s game. The unis are a hodgepodge, with different players wearing different team’s unis. Homestead Grays, Cleveland Buckeyes, New York Cubans, Baltimore Elite Giants among others are repped.

    Only noticed one player not going high-cuffed, and Grambling even removed the logos from their batting helmets. Both teams are wearing a ceremonial cap design with each team’s name and an unidentifiable logo in the middle.

  • Mike | March 28, 2009 at 6:40 pm |

    Great job today, thanks

  • cn18 | March 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm |

    Miami was a university before Florida was a state. Go RedHawks!

  • Michael Emody | March 28, 2009 at 7:54 pm |

    I remember working in Grand Forks in the early 90’s, and discovered a rack of Fighting Sioux hockey jerseys at a JC Penny, I think. This is when they were almost exact replica’s of the Blackhawks jerseys, except in green. And they were like $50 or so. But being the starving artist I was, I passed. Now I wish I had one to wear around Chicago.

  • rpm | March 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm |

    why do people seem to always nit pick on silly little things? right or wrong, does it really matter that they included the 16 teams playing to get to get to the frozen for, and called it a frozen 4 uni review? did this really cause a problem for your understanding of what they are doing in today’s column?! can’t we just appreciate it for what it is, an outstanding column about hockey uniforms, and not always point out a minor flaw in verbiage? i swear some of you people are right proper ass-bags.
    ____________________
    phil/teebz~
    gentleman, the timing of your post could not have been any better.i am starting up on painting 10 more hockey teams this weekend, and this gave me some ideas/inspiration. outstanding work, but, subjectively speaking, i couldn’t disagree more with much of the assessment.
    1)green+black=always bad. i like green too, but why is it that green always seems to automatically get a pass? vermont looks great, hard on great, but every other green team in the tourney is a fail.
    2)when 3, or was it 4 teams have the same uniform, it’s a fail. i love the red wing look, and cornell and BU have always worn it well. but having this many teams with essentially the same uniform makes the look tired, and not as simplistically awesome as it should. so more of a fail by association i guess.
    3)my alma, tOSU, looks like shit, yes. not because they are too red though, but because on top of the awful uni-set, that O logo is uninspired, and is overkill on both the chest and shoulders. grey/silver is always bad in hockey, but i don’t hate those alts.
    4) clearly you guys hate colour. maybe it is the artist in me, but i love colour. the orange and yellow uniforms in general are great. then again, i love the old atlanta/calgary look, and that my friends is retina burning perfection.

    great work guys, loved the post.

  • Nif | March 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm |

    this has nothing to with hockey, but i figured someone on here would know the answer. why during the Fiesta bowl does the NCAA insist on referring to the stadium as “cardinals stadium” instead of its real name but during the sweet sixteen and elite eight games the floor, which the NCAA paid for says “university of phoenix stadium”?

  • Stuby | March 28, 2009 at 9:35 pm |

    What the hell are they the champions of? Nothing. Friggin’ ridiculous.

    http://a.espncdn.com...

  • sonic tooth | March 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm |

    Love the overview. Love the unis (almost down the line). NCAA Div 1 hockey seems to keep a connection to the classic designs. Great Job Phil and Teebz!
    I’m a DU fan, (lame first round ouster fellas!) and am bummed that they don’t continue to use the Denver Boone mascot logo. It’s been a bit of an imbroglio here in Denver, that eventually sided with the NO BOONE stance. I personally love the “friendly” Boone/Pio image.
    Not sure if I know how to embed links…my first try. Sorry for being a simpleton if this doesn’t work.
    http://3.bp.blogspot...

    Oh, go AFA!

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm |

    mr. marshall

    i loved…LOVED…your reply…that’s why UW is great…we can all agree to disagree…and the sioux green uni? the bomb, sir, the bomb

    /send me pix when you’re done with the painting…i got a feeling there’s a column there ;)

  • rpm | March 28, 2009 at 10:46 pm |

    they will be done by thanksgiving, i have more bobbling matters at hand. but suffice it to say, i am asking myself the question, how many teams could you have in a league, if everybody only had one uniform, and still remain distinct. now i am not going to use any teal, or crazy colours, just primary and secondary colours. obviously there is ranger blue, and toronto blue, but you know what i mean. also, no team can be colour and white. these is the parameters i have set up for myself. i know i am crazy, but i love this kind of thing.

    the post was great, and i loved that you both put in your 2 cents. like i said, i disagree only in subjective taste, and not the quality of the assessment. but that sioux sweater is about the worst ever. black and green, fail. stripes on home, fail. indian head, fail(seen one up close, awful) notre dame rip off ND, fail. satin material, fail. alternate, complete fail. that being said, you somehow like that celtic alt, so it fits your aesthetic, and more power to you on that, whatever floats your boat. but i would rather a punch in the sack then wear that.

  • Jamie | March 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm |

    I suspect it’s already been covered, but does anyone know what the deal is with those big black strips of tape or something on Hasheem Thabeet’s shoulder?

    http://i.cdn.turner....

  • Teebz | March 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”320125″]they will be done by thanksgiving, i have more bobbling matters at hand. but suffice it to say, i am asking myself the question, how many teams could you have in a league, if everybody only had one uniform, and still remain distinct. now i am not going to use any teal, or crazy colours, just primary and secondary colours. obviously there is ranger blue, and toronto blue, but you know what i mean. also, no team can be colour and white. these is the parameters i have set up for myself. i know i am crazy, but i love this kind of thing.

    the post was great, and i loved that you both put in your 2 cents. like i said, i disagree only in subjective taste, and not the quality of the assessment. but that sioux sweater is about the worst ever. black and green, fail. stripes on home, fail. indian head, fail(seen one up close, awful) notre dame rip off ND, fail. satin material, fail. alternate, complete fail. that being said, you somehow like that celtic alt, so it fits your aesthetic, and more power to you on that, whatever floats your boat. but i would rather a punch in the sack then wear that.[/quote]

    Mr. Marshall,

    I totally get your thoughts. Send me an email of some of your completed hockey work when done. I might be in the market for a piece of NCAA work. :o)

  • James Craven | March 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |

    Regional champions. It’s the bronze trophy. It could be upgraded to silver or gold next weekend depending on how far they get.

    GO WILDCATS!

  • super390 | March 28, 2009 at 11:08 pm |

    An NBA Spanish Night promo has gone wrong tonight.

    During garbage time in a Rockets-Clippers game where Houston was wearing “Los Rockets” uniforms, 10-day contract player James White came in wearing a regular “Rockets” uniform. No “Los” for the temp. It did have his NOB. And the Clippers were wearing their “Los Angeles” alts, so he was the only Los-less player out there.

    Doubt you’re going to find any pictures proving it but the announcers spotted it.

  • rpm | March 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm |

    the international teams that were in the ocd post, i destroyed them, and am repainting. i like them better when they have the personality of the stars/caps game. and international teams are just too red white and blue, especially red. anyway, i got out the rotary tool and shave heads for sculpting, striped the paint, and primed them. was in the middle of putting base coat colours on, when i realized i forgot to UW today(a first), and bam! the perfect post.

    you want a team or two made up? i would be happy to do that.

  • Jerry | March 28, 2009 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”319998″]Seeing as so few teams use one-color-and-white anymore, it’s tough not to like BU and Yale and couple others.

    That being said, anyone who’s ever seen the Fighting Sioux green in person knows it is one spectacular-looking jersey. There are things to pick at about it, sure, but the overall effect is really something.

    Bemidji State, btw, is a victim of the color-darkening obessession. Used to be kelly and white; now forest and white. Just another reason to like ND. They’ve resisted the trend, sticking with kelly green.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ricko,

    Agree about the North Dakota green unis, they are great. Absolutly hate their black alts thought. Hopefully I never see it in Madison again.

  • LI Phil | March 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote]the international teams that were in the ocd post, i destroyed them, and am repainting.[/quote]

    you owe me a new monitor

  • Chuck | March 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm |

    great job on the Frozen Four guys! I hope the Sioux keep their name and unis, but in todaze PC crazy world, it sure does not look good. :-(

  • rpm | March 28, 2009 at 11:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”320132″][quote]the international teams that were in the ocd post, i destroyed them, and am repainting.[/quote]

    you owe me a new monitor[/quote]

    ha ha ha. the thing about being a starving artist is i don’t have the money to buy new players to paint. so i took what i felt was an inferior set down in order to steve austin them. er, rebuild them.

  • JTH | March 28, 2009 at 11:55 pm |

    Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don’t fail me now…

    I believe the aforementioned Bluesmobile was actually a Dodge.

    And here’s a screen grab of the Aykroyd NOB fuck-up.

  • JTH | March 28, 2009 at 11:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”320134″][quote comment=”320132″][quote]the international teams that were in the ocd post, i destroyed them, and am repainting.[/quote]

    you owe me a new monitor[/quote]

    ha ha ha. the thing about being a starving artist is i don’t have the money to buy new players to paint. so i took what i felt was an inferior set down in order to steve austin them. er, rebuild them.[/quote]
    Hey, did you get my e-mail yesterday?

  • Jerry | March 28, 2009 at 11:58 pm |

    One more thing, sorry about the back to back posts, but when I was watching the OHHOWIHATEohiostate/BU game, I couldn’t help but think what if Uniwatch did an entry on NCAA Hockey. Thanks.

  • rpm | March 29, 2009 at 12:10 am |

    [quote comment=”320136″][quote comment=”320134″][quote comment=”320132″][quote]the international teams that were in the ocd post, i destroyed them, and am repainting.[/quote]

    you owe me a new monitor[/quote]

    ha ha ha. the thing about being a starving artist is i don’t have the money to buy new players to paint. so i took what i felt was an inferior set down in order to steve austin them. er, rebuild them.[/quote]
    Hey, did you get my e-mail yesterday?[/quote]

    oh shit! yes i did. i will respond, painting now. you have some options, but none are perfect. if the beer in question is painted enamel, like a classic soda bottle or a red stripe, i could do some awesome stuff. if things need to be painted your options are not as great.

  • JTH | March 29, 2009 at 12:27 am |

    [quote comment=”320138″][quote comment=”320136″][quote comment=”320134″][quote comment=”320132″][quote]the international teams that were in the ocd post, i destroyed them, and am repainting.[/quote]

    you owe me a new monitor[/quote]

    ha ha ha. the thing about being a starving artist is i don’t have the money to buy new players to paint. so i took what i felt was an inferior set down in order to steve austin them. er, rebuild them.[/quote]
    Hey, did you get my e-mail yesterday?[/quote]

    oh shit! yes i did. i will respond, painting now. you have some options, but none are perfect. if the beer in question is painted enamel, like a classic soda bottle or a red stripe, i could do some awesome stuff. if things need to be painted your options are not as great.[/quote]
    Thanks. Actually, it isn’t so much bottles that I’m looking to customize, but plain pint glasses like this.

  • Mike Miller | March 29, 2009 at 12:40 am |

    [quote comment=”320120″]this has nothing to with hockey, but i figured someone on here would know the answer. why during the Fiesta bowl does the NCAA insist on referring to the stadium as “cardinals stadium” instead of its real name but during the sweet sixteen and elite eight games the floor, which the NCAA paid for says “university of phoenix stadium”?[/quote]

    It’s not really the NCAA insisting as much as FOX wanting the extra cash to say the stadium sponsor name on live TV.

    For first round and regionals, the NCAA has always allowed the arena name to appear once on the court, even if it was corporate.

  • rpm | March 29, 2009 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”320139″][quote comment=”320138″][quote comment=”320136″][quote comment=”320134″][quote comment=”320132″][quote]the international teams that were in the ocd post, i destroyed them, and am repainting.[/quote]

    you owe me a new monitor[/quote]

    ha ha ha. the thing about being a starving artist is i don’t have the money to buy new players to paint. so i took what i felt was an inferior set down in order to steve austin them. er, rebuild them.[/quote]
    Hey, did you get my e-mail yesterday?[/quote]

    oh shit! yes i did. i will respond, painting now. you have some options, but none are perfect. if the beer in question is painted enamel, like a classic soda bottle or a red stripe, i could do some awesome stuff. if things need to be painted your options are not as great.[/quote]
    Thanks. Actually, it isn’t so much bottles that I’m looking to customize, but plain pint glasses like this.[/quote]

    i know that. what i was saying is i could fire you one of those out of the actual bottle if it was made like a red stripe. would that not be sharp? painting is somewhat problematic.

  • Mike Miller | March 29, 2009 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”320112″][quote comment=”320111″][quote comment=”320110″]The good news: The 2012 Frozen Four is being hosted by the school in my adopted hometown (UAH).

    The bad news: Its being held in Tampa, an 11 hour drive from Huntsville.

    Still not quite sure how a semi-respectable college hockey program ended up in Alabama. I really gotta go to a game sometime.[/quote]

    I was gonna throw an honourable mention out to UAH last night, Stuby. I love the socks that their team wears strictly based on the fact that their abbreviated name is on them.[/quote]

    Does Arizona still sponsor D-1 hockey?

    I know Oklahoma play club hockey. I thought that was a bit of a stretch.[/quote]

    Arizona is Division I ACHA (club), not DI NCAA.

    Most club teams use NHL templates from jersey manufacturers because they are readily available and cheap. Butler’s club team used the Maple Leaf template for a while until they wanted to go BFBS and switched to a Lightning-esque template.

    UK uses the Maple Leaf template as well until recently. Yes, this is an excuse to post pix of Ashley Judd and Rebecca Gayheart wearing hockey jerseys.

    http://www.ukhockey....

  • JTH | March 29, 2009 at 1:00 am |

    [quote comment=”320141″][quote comment=”320139″][quote comment=”320138″][quote comment=”320136″][quote comment=”320134″][quote comment=”320132″][quote]the international teams that were in the ocd post, i destroyed them, and am repainting.[/quote]

    you owe me a new monitor[/quote]

    ha ha ha. the thing about being a starving artist is i don’t have the money to buy new players to paint. so i took what i felt was an inferior set down in order to steve austin them. er, rebuild them.[/quote]
    Hey, did you get my e-mail yesterday?[/quote]

    oh shit! yes i did. i will respond, painting now. you have some options, but none are perfect. if the beer in question is painted enamel, like a classic soda bottle or a red stripe, i could do some awesome stuff. if things need to be painted your options are not as great.[/quote]
    Thanks. Actually, it isn’t so much bottles that I’m looking to customize, but plain pint glasses like this.[/quote]

    i know that. what i was saying is i could fire you one of those out of the actual bottle if it was made like a red stripe. would that not be sharp? painting is somewhat problematic.[/quote]
    Ahh… I see what you mean. Yeah, that would be pretty friggin’ cool.

  • Steve | March 29, 2009 at 1:47 am |

    The Ohio State University also has an additional alternate that they wear a few times troughout the year.

    http://photo.the-ozo...

    http://photo.the-ozo...

  • Nif | March 29, 2009 at 3:38 am |

    [quote comment=”320140″]
    It’s not really the NCAA insisting as much as FOX wanting the extra cash to say the stadium sponsor name on live TV.

    For first round and regionals, the NCAA has always allowed the arena name to appear once on the court, even if it was corporate.[/quote]

    oh, i thought that the ncaa didnt allow it because it was a ‘for profit’ university unlike its member schools. and why would it pony up money for its name to be mentioned during march madness and not the fiesta bowl? jw

  • Dave B | March 29, 2009 at 4:06 am |
  • TOTC | March 29, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=\”320014\”] I grew up going to BU games from age 8 till I was about 18 and I remember some really bad unis that you would have thought were the UConn Husky mascot only in Red, White and Black, as well as some atrocious fonts in the past. [/quote]

    Yeah, they had some atrocious jerseys that looked like they were designed by Adobe Type Twister. They had a black jersey worn sometime between 1989 and 1994 that belongs in the Really Inappropriate Wordmark pantheon of uniforms, such as having old-time cursive on an Astros jersey.

    It\’s also not the first time Princeton has worn orange. In 1996, for the 250th anniversary of the school, the team wore an orange jersey with a tiger head on it for the entire season — home and road.

  • TOTC | March 29, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    Princeton’s old alt:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

  • TOTC | March 29, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”320096″]Oh, and those Princeton unis are fantastic. I hope they never go the Michigan route and copy the design from their football team’s helmets.[/quote]

    Actually, Princeton invented the winged leather helmet. Michigan kept the winged design after switching to the smooth hardshell.

  • TOTC | March 29, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”320146″]Oh baby, oh baby!.[/quote]

    This ebay seller has a number of the ugliest uniforms (and some of the best) of our time, but the details of some of them aren’t right. Otherwise, there would be a lot of them in my closet.

  • Drew Hunziker | March 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    Well over 100 comments about college hockey uniforms and nary a mention Lake Superior State? Along with NoDak, one of the best hockey unis ever.

  • Rich | March 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    Cornell wore alternate red jerseys at home against Niagara in January of this year (http://www.elynah.co...). The jerseys have a vertical stripe on the arm, numbers near the shoulders, and a vertical stripe along the side. They also wore the names of past Cornell greats on their jerseys, like current coach mike schafer and hall of famer ken dryden. I heard rumors that these were throwbacks, but they look like alts.

  • Nicole | March 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    As a Wisco fan, I see the NoDak sweaters a few times a year and while they’re gorgeous in theory, I absolutely HATE how shiny they are. I think it cheapens their look.

    That green is gorgeous and pops off the ice, but that satin finish is just awful.

  • mtjaws | March 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    In your Miami section, you made a jab at FL Panthers fans not knowing about hockey. But actually, we are the ones who know it and are fans. It’s the other folks who don’t realize the great stuff they are missing.

    As for these NCAA uniforms, I like Yale and Princeton the best. Ohio State’s aren’t bad, but repeating the O logo on both shoulders is overkill. A simple/plain O (such as midfield in football) would be more effective.

  • anotherguy | March 29, 2009 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”320135″]I believe the aforementioned Bluesmobile was actually a Dodge.[/quote]
    You’re right, I’m wrong. I saw it for a brief moment on the news following the NCAA and I “thought” I saw a Chevy. After viewing the video on the Hawks website it’s definitely a Mopar product.

  • TOTC | March 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”320187″]Well over 100 comments about college hockey uniforms and nary a mention Lake Superior State? Along with NoDak, one of the best hockey unis ever.[/quote]

    The boys named Soo?

    Feh.

  • BiggieLaing | March 30, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    Go Michigan. They’ve always had the best jersey’s.

  • […] Posted by simoncurrie on 2009 March 31日 Tuesday The wonderful UniWatch blog does a great job in reviewing all 16 teams’ uniforms that made it to the Frozen Four (Sixteen). Eri Kiribuchi’s Bemidji State makes the list, but Paul Kariya’s alma mator Maine doesn’t (though it does in the comments). Lots of great classic looking unis (some resembling NHL unis) all around, with some horrendous alternate jerseys. Why do you need alts for college hockey? Marketing rules. […]

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