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So long, checkerboards.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round-Saint Peters vs Kentucky Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

While the Kentucky Wildcats basketball season landed unexpectedly and way-to-soon, Big Blue Nation did have one wish granted this March. According to Kyle Tucket of The Athletic, the checkerboard jerseys have been eliminated from the Wildcats’ uniform rotation.

To the point of Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones, Kentucky hasn’t won anything “since that nonsense started.” The university unveiled the checkerboard-heavy uniforms back in the early fall of 2016 — the same season North Carolina crushed the hearts of Big Blue Nation in a 75-73 Elite Eight loss before going on to win the National Championship.

Kentucky was arguably the best team in the tournament that year with two dynamic guards — De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk — along with dominant big man Bam Adebayo. Two things just happened to stand in their way: John Higgins and Luke Maye. Kentucky was wearing their new checkerboard uniforms in the loss and they’ve been cursed ever since, as Kentucky has made just one Elite Eight and fallen short of any Final Four appearances.

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Tisdale Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury - Kentucky Sports Radio

Awful news.

After rocky start, Cats top Morehead State - Cats Illustrated

Comeback Cats.

UK Softball has no answer for No. 1 Oklahoma - Kentucky Sports Radio

The Sooners are incredibly good.

World No. 1 Ash Barty, 25, announces retirement - ESPN

Such a shocking decision.

SEC Basketball Coaching Carousel - Kentucky Sports Radio

Plenty of new faces for next season.

What’s the top Chet Holmgren highlight - USA Today

Anyone else not as impressed with him?

Checkerboards reportedly gone from uniforms - Kentucky Sports Radio

Fresh look for next season.

What’s next for Baker Mayfield - Yahoo!

Went from No. 1 pick to needing a job in just four years.