The Tennessee Volunteers are doing something with its football uniform that Kentucky fans have been begging the Wildcats do with their basketball uniform: The Volunteers are ditching the checkerboard.
Tennessee has been famous for its checkerboard pattern in its end zone, but the pattern that has become symbolic for the university will no longer be on the players’ helmets, jerseys or pants. This is something that Kentucky fans have been begging UK to do to the basketball jerseys the last two years.
BREAKING:— Chad Fields (@CfieldsVFL) July 12, 2018
Sources have confirmed that @Vol_Football will be retiring the checkerboard stripe on the helmet and pants, and will instead have a single solid stripe. These uniform changes are added to the return of black cleats and the dropping of Smokey grey alternate. pic.twitter.com/lMtQRs4q7r
Kentucky has actually received a decent amount of praise from outside outlets on their basketball jerseys. Most fans seem to hate the current style.
With Tennessee ditching that look in football, it gives UK football a bit more of a unique look, as they now have one of the more visually appealing checkerboard football jerseys.
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