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Checkerboard uniforms are back for another year

(Photo: Instagram/@kahlilwhitney)

Checkerboard fans, rejoice! It is back for another year!

It appears Kentucky will wear the checkerboard uniforms for yet another season, if Thursday’s team photo shoot is an indicator of what’s ahead. The players are sharing new photos across social media and they reveal no change to the basketball uniform going into the 2019-20 season.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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30 Comments for Checkerboard uniforms are back for another year



  1. UKBaker24
    8:16 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo



  2. TOMCATS1990
    8:17 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    NO!!! LOL



  3. bbn606
    8:29 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    We need to move on. Nothing says Tennessee like checkerboard.



  4. mashman 93
    8:38 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    Well they are unique I guess.



  5. 4everUKblue
    8:46 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    That’s one thing no other program is going to copy, so there’s that.



  6. Willis talkin bout....
    8:53 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    Have we ever had the same uniform this long?



    • mashman 93
      9:29 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

      Yes we had the same uniforms from the middle of the 2010 season until the end of the 2014 season.



  7. Ben Fletcher
    8:54 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    No other program is like the great Secretariat.



  8. nellis234
    9:07 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    It’s been so long since we have gotten new uniforms



  9. Han
    9:26 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    Who keep signing off on this stuff?



    • Corder
      11:03 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

      Mitch



  10. Cattington
    9:30 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    I typically couldn’t care less…but those are hideous.



  11. kentuckyrld
    9:42 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    Barnhart being from Tennessee seems to think the checkerboard style is acceptable. It is not. It looks completely stupid.



  12. unbiasedfan
    9:44 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    Seems like the only one who keeps bringing it up is Drew!!! You never hear the players complain and their the ones that wears them.



  13. WILDCAT4-LIFE
    10:01 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    THEY… NEED…TO…GO…



  14. CrystalBall
    10:53 pm September 5, 2019 Permalink

    They do need to go. Would also like to see jerseys without names on the back. Just numbers.



    • KatsKlaws
      12:00 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

      I feel you go digging around in some boxes at Memorial Coliseum you might find some Chuck Taylors they can wear too!



    • east-ky-boy
      12:22 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

      Indiana called. They said it’s not worth living in 1985.



    • IrishCat
      8:03 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

      And when the game is on the line, we’ll run the picket fence at ‘em!



  15. Skooms
    6:24 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

    UK actually had the checkerboard print before TN a long long time ago. UK ditched it, but TN chose to keep it.



  16. UKCatAttack
    6:59 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

    It’s probably just time to drop it and support the team. The checkerboard probably isn’t going anywhere and from most accounts it doesn’t bother the players.



  17. channell
    8:08 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

    If the checkerboard was good enough for Secretariat, it should be good enough for the Cats.



  18. STLouisBBFan
    8:10 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

    . . . and their not selling alcohol, and Kentucky doesn’t have gambling . . . zzzzzzzzzzzz . . . another Drew post.



    • BigBlue4Three
      8:36 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

      100% agree. More mindless complaining about the same old crap.



  19. Cat68
    8:38 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

    Pack ‘em up! They’ve had their run of awfulness! Come on Nike you’re better than this.



  20. FakeDickeyV
    9:29 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

    All I’m saying is, no final fours in these jerseys…



  21. Larkin123
    10:03 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

    I love checkerboard…



  22. austin_suchanek
    10:10 am September 6, 2019 Permalink

    No!



  23. StuckinLville
    9:55 am September 7, 2019 Permalink

    No uniform has really stuck around this long. It’s time Mitch sucks it up changes it. Maybe they will during the season like in the past.



  24. seth12799
    11:01 am September 7, 2019 Permalink

    I wish we would wear the black with the blue trim, white highlights uniforms

    I believe they only wore them for the carrier game maybe and a few other road games, but man are they tough imo!