The days of Kentucky Wildcats basketball wearing checkerboard uniforms are finally over. Head coach John Calipari teased on Monday night that he was thinking of showing Big Blue Nation the new home uniforms.
Of course, the overwhelming answer to Calipari’s question was yes and UK Athletics delivered those fans’ wish.
First, it was a video from the UK Men’s Basketball Twitter page of unanimous National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe showing off the newly designed home uniform.
Enter stage right.— Kentucky Men’s Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 6, 2022
Our new home uniforms have arrived ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/uY0Yn0nyLt
Calipari followed less than 10 minutes later with four close up pictures showing off the front and back of the jersey as well as the shorts.
The new design is certainly a clean look and anything was an upgrade over the checkerboard that had grown incredibly stale.
However, a Final Four appearance and the real possibility of hanging a ninth championship banner in the rafters of Rupp Arena is what really matters, as Kentucky hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament’s final weekend since 2015.
Personally, if I had to give a grade on the new uniforms, it would be a B. Again, they’re an upgrade from what Kentucky had, but they don’t exactly blow me away. I’m indifferent on the gold, too.
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Tweet(s) of the Day
No player in college football was faster than Barion Brown in Week 1.
Freshman WR @DaneKey6 caught four passes for 53 yards and his first career touchdown, on a one-yard catch, in his college debut.— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 6, 2022
He is the first true freshman to start the opener at wide receiver since @KeenanBurton in 2003. pic.twitter.com/5EQMBtr7gj
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