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New UK football uniforms, 1990

Posted on February 11, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
First-year University of Kentucky football coach Bill Curry unveiled new uniforms a week before his freshmen reported for pre-season practice, July 27, 1990. A pair of mannequins were on hand, sporting the Wildcats' new less-means- more uniforms, complete with the player-popular black footwear. Curry said there was no major significance in the fact that the new coach decided to place his first Kentucky team into a set of subtly different duds. And no, said Curry, he did not try to pattern UK's new attire after any particular team, save maybe his old Baltimore Colts. "I think the uniforms look good, and that's all we need," said the coach. Simplicity being the Curry look for the '90s. Basics remain - white helmets with a blue "K" on the side, blue jerseys, white pants. Gone are the two blue stripes down the center of the helmet, replaced by a single stripe. Gone are the blue pants. The Cats will wear white trousers home and away. Gone are stripes on jersey sleeves, replaced by a single patch commemorating the school's centennial football season. Gone, too, are white shoes, replaced by your basic black models. Because, said Curry, "The players like the black shoes." Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

First-year University of Kentucky football coach Bill Curry unveiled new uniforms a week before his freshmen reported for pre-season practice, July 27, 1990. A pair of mannequins were on hand, sporting the Wildcats’ new less-means- more uniforms, complete with the player-popular black footwear. Curry said there was no major significance in the new coach’s decision to place his first Kentucky team in a set of subtly different duds. And no, Curry said, he didn’t try to pattern UK’s new attire after any particular team, except maybe his old Baltimore Colts. “I think the uniforms look good, and that’s all we need,” he said. Basics remain: white helmets with a blue K on the side, blue jerseys, white pants. Gone are the two blue stripes down the center of the helmet, replaced by a single stripe. Gone are the blue pants. The Cats will wear white trousers home and away. Gone are stripes on jersey sleeves, replaced by a single patch commemorating the school’s centennial football season. Gone, too, are white shoes, replaced by your basic black models. “The players like the black shoes,” Curry said. On Feb. 5, 2016, UK unveiled new football uniforms and a special-occasion basketball uniform. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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