UVa To (Officially) Unveil New Football Unis Today

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By John Ekdahl

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Open Season

[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, with Brinke Guthrie

It’s been a while (a few years, in fact) since I did a tennis post with my “doubles partner” (and the man who brings you Collector’s Corner every week) Brinke Guthrie. But with the 2016 US Open taking place in my back yard this Monday, I persuaded the second biggest tennis fan on Uni Watch to write up a little piece on the kits, er…uniforms, for the final tennis major of the year.

And while not uni-related, one of the bigger stories this year will be the new roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Hopefully, they won’t need to use it (too often) but it will basically ensure the tournament will end on schedule and on time (something that hadn’t happened for several of the past years, with rain forcing the tourney into an extra day). If you’re actually attending the event, there’s that and a new grandstand this year. (Continue reading)

Broadcast Throwbacks

[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 with Jared Pike

A couple weeks ago, in a sub-lede titled “In Case You Missed It Saturday”, I had posted some tweets from a Cubs/A’s throwback game, in which the TV broadcast used “retro graphics”. Shortly after that, reader Jared Pike contacted me with the following note, “I read your recent entry on the A’s-Cubs game with early 80s throwbacks (and TV graphics to match). Sportscasters throwing back is a relatively recent phenomenon, but it’s not unheard of.” He then explained he’d written about this and asked if I’d be interested in using it on Uni Watch.

While it’s not exactly uni-related, it’s a cool topic, and one which I’m happy to have Jared explore further and explain to us. Here’s Jared with… (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