2016 College Football Uni Preview, Preview

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still on the clock over at ESPN and may be popping up here occasionally.]

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By Phil Hecken

What you see above is just a taste of what’s to come today with Paul’s latest ESPN column — the much-anticipated 2016 NCAA Football Uniform Preview. That will go live later this morning — and when it does we’ll include the link below. Lots and lots to discuss with this one, so be sure to check back here, read the column when it’s posted, and then come on back to chat. Here’s Paul:

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Paul here, making a rare August appearance. One reason I take a break from the site each August is to recharge my batteries, travel, and pursue a few non-uni projects. Another reason is so I can concentrate on two of my biggest ESPN columns of the year — the college football and NFL season previews. The first of those — the college football piece — is up now. As usual, it’s a lulu, jam-packed with oodles of info about what you can expect to see on the gridiron this season. Link coming soon.

The NFL preview will run next Tuesday. Meanwhile, Phil and the rest of the Uni Watch team will continue to run the site today, tomorrow, and Thursday (and man am I grateful to them for all they’ve done this month). I’ll be back in the saddle on Friday. See you then. (Continue reading)

Cardinals Throw Back To 1927

By John Ekdahl

The St. Louis Cardinals celebrated their 1926 World Series win by wearing 1927 throwbacks last night.

The sight of Reyes standing on the mound in vintage red and white was a perfect symbol for the state of the franchise.

Some more game photos are available at MLB.com and . . . → Read More: Cardinals Throw Back To 1927

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[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still on the clock over at ESPN and may be popping up here occasionally.]

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By Phil Hecken

In a somewhat surprising move yesterday afternoon, the Nebraska Cornhuskers unveiled their one-off alternate uniform, for 2016 — to be worn on September 24th against Northwestern. Unlike their previous alternates, this one is all white, and is dubbed “Husker Chrome” by Nebraska and adidas. It’s also the first time the Huskers will wear an alternate uniform for an away game. (Continue reading)

Virginia Tech Unveils

By John Ekdahl

In May, Virginia Tech Athletic director Whit Babcock had hinted that “Battle at Bristol” uniforms might be on the way.

AB: Is there a special Battle at Bristol jersey? Is that what you’re referring to? WB: We’re hoping to wear something that maybe people haven’t seen but it’s not crazy. . . . → Read More: Virginia Tech Unveils “Battle at Bristol” Uniforms